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Supreme Court Ruling on Charter Schools
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Record Legislative Session
After a record 178 day session, the Washington Legislature adjourned after passing an operational budget. While the session’s major breakthrough was the avoidance of a government shutdown, League Advocates also saw a number of successes in the budget including:
- $1.3 billion in additional funding for K-12 education, including K-3 class size reduction, and all-day kindergarten
- A historic investment in early-childhood education and funding for all-day kindergarten
- $16 billion in crucial infrastructure funding through a transportation package
· Parks funding increase in both capital and operating budgets
$100 million for increased mental health services
Perhaps the most prominent success of the League this year was passage of the Early Start Act. League has been advocating for this bill in one form or the other for 25 years. It is a prime example of what can be accomplished with the passion, knowledge and tenacity of League Advocates
Your Lobby Team thanks you for your continued support. Without you, our work in Olympia would not have the impact it does. You make the difference!
The online Gun Safety Toolkit is a collection of sound, fact-based resources to spark civil discussion and advocacy about gun safety in our communities. We encourage you to use this toolkit in forums, in your communications and as a resource guide, and to share the link with your members and others in the community. You can also follow both the League and the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility on Facebook to keep updated on the latest in gun safety legislation.