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Local levy support critical for our schools


Last updated 1/26/2012 at Noon

A year ago, while visiting Olympia, Gov. Christine Gregoire told us the state’s finances are in poor shape, forcing difficult decisions that will ultimately result in decreased funding for our communities. One year later, it’s happening again. The financial crisis is worsening with a $1.5 billion deficit on the table. The next financial forecast for the state is due on Feb. 16 and some believe the deficit will grow to $1.7 billion or higher.

Gregoire is recommending major cuts, including a proposal to take almost $400,000 of state funding away for the Lind and Ritzville School District...

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