ICYMI: Joint Leadership Statement on Recent Political Stunt by Democratic Party

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        For Immediate Release: Nov, 20, 2017 Contact: Kevin Carns, 360.870.5778   (Olympia, WA) Senator Mark Schoesler, Chairman of The Leadership Council and Representative Dan Kristiansen, Chairman of the Reagan Fund release the following statement regarding Tina Podlodowski and WA Democrats recent PDC political stunt. The State Democrat Party and Attorney General Bob Ferguson are both compromised … Read More

The News Tribune: Ad says Republican plan would hurt schools. We fact-check the claims

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“False. While the Senate budget… the net change in funding under the GOP plan — even after factoring in decreases in local levy rates — is still an increase.” Ad says Republican plan would hurt schools. We fact-check the claims BY MELISSA SANTOS With rallies at the Capitol and ads on the radio, the statewide teachers union has been hammering Republicans’ … Read More

The Olympian: Governing requires a majority to act as one

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  Governing Requires a Majority to Act as One   BY SEN. JOHN BRAUN A simple but significant question that prevented a budget agreement during the Legislature’s 105-day regular session remains in the overtime that began April 24: No one really knows where the House of Representatives stands on raising taxes. In March, the Senate passed a new, balanced two-year … Read More

Seattle Times: McCleary fix? Senate GOP wants to change teacher pay, how schools are funded

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January 27, 2017 Washington state Senate Republicans on Friday released a broad education-funding plan that would change how K-12 teachers are paid and how schools are funded. The proposal is intended to satisfy the state Supreme Court’s education funding order known as the McCleary decision. OLYMPIA — Senate Republicans on Friday released a broad education-funding plan that would change how … Read More