Inslee statement on the Democratic Caucus Education Funding Task Force recommendations

January 4, 2017

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“The work of this task force is incredibly important and instrumental in making sure legislators can focus on our number one priority starting on the first day of the legislative session.

“Task force members were charged with developing recommendations about how to accomplish the remaining steps of fully funding basic education, including educator compensation and revenue sources. This is a big lift. I appreciate that the Democratic task force members today released a set of recommendations, and I am looking forward to seeing further recommendations from the Republican members as the task force approaches its Jan. 9 deadline.

“We have many weeks of discussion and negotiation ahead of us. None of the plans being proposed is likely to be the one we pass, yet having serious, substantive proposals to spark that discussion is crucial.”

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Tara Lee
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office
360.902.4136