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April 28, 2017 Policy Brief


Key Dates

The Legislature is entering the second week of its Special Session. Key budget negotiators in the House and the Senate are hard at work, but no specific dates are anticipated for action in the coming week.

June 7: Economic Forcast

June 20: Revenue Forcast

June 30: Budget or Continuing Resolution for 2017-2019 must be adopted

July 7: Initiative Filing Deadline

 

Policy Round Up

Negotiators from all four caucuses are meeting on education policy multiple times a week.

 

Key Numbers

  • Auburn homeowners pay $3.87 per $1,000 of property value to raise $2,453 per student.

  • Bellevue homeowners pay $1.20 per $1,000 of property value to raise $2,977 per student.

  • 53 percent of Auburn students are on free and reduced lunch.

  • 18.2 percent of Bellevue students are on free and reduced lunch.

 

Social Media Chatter

Read Austin Jenkins' Tweet

 

What We're Reading

Kansas and Washington Lumber Toward School Funding Fixes – Education Week
“State courts have had an increasingly difficult time in recent years forcing legislatures to increase funding for school districts.”

Class: Let’s define ample funding for the Legislature – Seattle Times

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