Simple Majority for School Levies Gets a Hearing

On Monday, the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee held a hearing on several proposals to put a Constitutional amendment before voters to pass school levies (SJR 8207) and bonds (SB 5028, SJR 8203) with a simple majority. Currently, it takes a 60% majority of those voting and the number of voters in the election must meet certain standards. The AIA Washington Council supports changing these voting requirements to a simple majority for levies and bonds. It is unclear which specific bill or bills will move this year, but it is expected that something will be passed this year. To listen to the hearing visit Television Washington’s (http://www.tvw.org/) website and put one of the bill numbers in the search engine.

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