In Seattle in about an hour and a half, People for Our Public Schools will make “an announcement” that will presumably be a declaration of victory in the tight race to make it easier for school districts to pass property tax levies.
Early reaction from lawmakers:
“The number one priority of people in Washington state is educating our kids, and that’s shown with the apparent passage of the simple majority for local schools…it’s obviously a close vote, but I’m happy the voters have spoken.”
-Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, D-Bothell, who chairs the Senate education committee
“…I’m thrilled that voters have spoken and our schools will now be on equal election footing as fire districts, sports arenas and jails.”
-Sen Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way, who sponsored the bill in Olympia — as she has since 1993.