Bills for four of our five advocacy priorities have dropped and action campaigns are gearing up. Here are the latest updates:
PRIORITY ONE: Equalize the School Levy Cap
- Levy Equalization Bill SB5316 by Senator Wellman was introduced and read into the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education.
PRIORITY TWO: Fully Fund the Washington College Promise Scholarship
- Formerly the Higher Education State Need Grant, the WA College Promise Scholarship SB5393/HB1340 was introduced and read into the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development.
PRIORITY THREE: Resource Career Connected Learning
- Career Connected Learning SB5327/HB1336 was introduced and read into Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development.
PRIORITY FOUR: Invest in Children Ages 0-5
- A newly drafted Child Care Access Bill HB1344/SB5436 was filed and scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on Jan. 30.
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