Bridges to a Better Government E-Newsletter for June 14, 2013

Bridges to a Better GovernmentThe Washington State Legislature concluded its first special session Tuesday without reaching agreement on a state budget or a number of government reforms.

The budget proposal passed by the Senate Saturday includes no new taxes and makes an unprecedented billion-dollar investment in K-12 education specifically in response to a court ruling on school funding. The House proposal would put significantly less toward responding to the justices’ decision – about $700 million – and tie that to approval of a hefty number of tax hikes.

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