The legislative session was officially over on March 8, 2018, but the Governor continued to sign bills for weeks after the session was over. For the first time in five years there was not a Special Session to finalize a budget. We are still waiting to see if the WA Supreme Court will accept the latest funding for the McCleary Decision that requires fully funding education under the state constitution. I believe it is likely they will approve of the legislatures last budget since they added nearly a billion dollars into the budget for education. Luckily the state’s revenues came in with an additional $1.4 billion to help finish the job this year!
4.17WEAMA April 2018 Legislative Report.pdf