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Response to "levy facts" statement

This is my response to Chairman Cladoosby’s and Superintendent Meissner’s “levy facts” statement in the Feb. 13 Weekly News.

McCleary Fix: The Legislature increased the state property tax to “fully fund basic education”.

It also capped the permissible levy tax rate and restricted levy monies to non-salary expenditures.

Last August teachers in many school districts around the state, including La Conner, threatened to strike at the behest of their union, demanding substantial salary increases drawn on McCleary funding.

Analysts and news editors chastised school boards for caving to excessive uni...

 

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