Entries in WSDA News (56)
Senator Zarelli: We’ll have to rewrite the budget enough to close that gap, and while the reductions adopted during the recent special legislative session get us about one-quarter of the way there, the heavy lifting is still ahead because we will have to change or eliminate some of the commitments that were made. Which ones? Well, under Washington’s constitution the paramount duty of state government is to make ample provision for basic education. Whether the state is meeting that obligation is being argued in the courts right now – but it’s safe to expect that K-12 education will continue to receive more money than any other area of government. We have public safety obligations, of course, and I also feel strongly about continuing some level of state assistance to our most vulnerable residents. How much assistance is going to be a key question, and that’s where reforms come in.
Special to the WSDA News from Jon Holtzee, Director, State Government Affairs at American Dental Association
Ask some people to talk about themselves and you’ve unleashed a beast; they’ll yammer on in non sequiturs, lulled by the sound of their own voice for days at a throw. Dr. Rod Wentworth is not that guy.