Republicans and two Democrats in the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus passed a balanced budget that prioritized education! From an editorial in the Seattle Times:
The Senate Majority, led by Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, and Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, deserves much credit. After seven years of one-party rule by Democrats, it nudged the Legislature toward the political center.
Reforms to the K-12 system — a focus on third-grade-reading proficiency, academic rigor and limiting suspensions and expulsions — fulfilled the Majority’s core promise.
Send the Majority Coalition a note thanking them for their hard work this legislative session.