The five school districts located in Dino Rossi’s legislative district will collectively lose $30,600,000 because the one-year extension of the levy cliff bill, SHB 1059, has not been brought up for a vote by Senate Republicans. The entire discussion for the bill — because of its clarity — would probably take 30 minutes and the vote would take 30 seconds.
This bill would allow school districts a one-year extension on levy amounts that voters already voted in. This is not a new tax. The extension would allow school districts to stay at their current levy funding level and not lose dollars that support students. By not voting, districts across the state, big and small, will be hurt.
Your region’s senator is allowing students to be hurt by his inaction.