News and Views: Video unlocks WA budget. Plus: Seniors and superintendents call on lawmakers to protect elderly and students

January 8, 2010 | Aaron Keating

Want to understand the state budget? Watch this video. | TVW | The Impact’s Jessica Gao focuses on Washington’s budget in an excellent explanation of the state budget picture and what lawmakers are considering as options. | Watch

A Pre-Session Plea to WA Lawmakers from Seniors | Public News Service | Short-term budget cuts will cause long-term damage to Washington’s most vulnerable citizens, according to a coalition of advocates for an overhaul of the state revenue system. Seniors are urging the legislature to find other ways to fund the programs for health care, meals, transportation and in-home care. | More

Superintendents: Gap between haves and have-nots will grow with budget cuts | Yakima Herald | School districts in Central Washington stand to lose more than $44 million in the 2010-2011 academic year if state levy equalization funds are completely suspended, forcing higher class sizes and eliminating teaching positions throughout Central Washington, a region where many students qualify for free and reduced lunch programs. | More

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