Statement From State Superintendent Randy Dorn on the Revenue Forecast
September 19, 2013 — The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly revenue projections for the state yesterday. They project an increase of $345 million for the 2013-15 biennium. And that’s good news for kids across Washington state.
When the Legislature adjourned in June, members added some funding into the education budget. But they didn’t go far enough. In August, I called their efforts “incomplete.”
Now they have the opportunity to try again to get a passing grade. They must add that $345 million into education at all levels – early learning, K-12 and higher education. This will help ensure student success. It is the best investment for our state.
Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council’s Economic Forecast
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