It’s not difficult to understand why Washington voters prefer the Republican-controlled state Senate’s budget to the Democrat-controlled state House’s budget. A new Elway poll reveals that a plurality of respondents (48%) favor a plan that forces the state to live within its means and use existing revenues to increase spending on public education, while 43 percent would “increase education spending while avoiding cuts to other services, even if that means raising taxes.”
The percent that favor Senate Republican’s education-first approach rather than tax increases increases when taking into consideration party affiliation. Two thirds of Republicans and a whopping 54 percent of independents favor the state Senate’s approach to funding education.
Jim Thomas says
No surprise here…the House budget can only be classified as irresponsible and shortsighted, a very typical Liberial budget that raises taxes without any real thought about being balanced. The Senate budget is all the things that our State requires and the people of our State can see that it was well thought out and will actually be functional.
Eastside Sanity says
That’s because it was drafted with reason rather than liberal fantasy.
The Train! says
“The percent that favor Senate Republican’s education-first approach rather than tax increases increases when taking into consideration party affiliation.” Editor: Please use a different word for “increases.” Parsing this sentence gave me a small headache.