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By Liv Finne
Washington Policy Center 

Inslee funding unnecessary union jobs


Last updated 9/11/2020 at 4:20pm

Most schools in Washington state will remain closed this fall.

Some school districts are tightening their belts in anticipation of the COVID-19 budget cuts that are coming.

But last week Gov. Jay Inslee bypassed the Legislature and the decisions of local school districts to protect the jobs of unionized school bus drivers.

He’s made sure money will keep flowing for school buses that are not carrying school children.

His next step may be to keep the money flowing to school buildings — even with no students.   

Here is the background on his action:

In early August, the school districts...

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