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Gov. Inslee signs school levy bill sought by districts

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that delays a planned cut in local school levy rates for one year, something school districts have said they need in order to plan their budgets as lawmakers continue to work toward fully funding education in the state.

Legislature passes school levy bill sought by districts

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Legislature has passed a measure delaying a deadline for a reduction in the amount of money school districts can collect through local property tax levies.The House passed the measure addressing the so-called "levy cliff" on an 87-10 vote Thursday, just after the Senate passed the bill on a bipartisan 48-1 vote the night before. The measure now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.

Washington Senate passes school levy bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Senate has passed a measure delaying a deadline for a reduction in the amount of money school districts can collect through local property tax levies, something school superintendents have said they need as they ready their budgets.After negotiations that involved the governor's office, the chamber passed the measure on a bipartisan 48-1 vote Wednesday night. It now heads to the House, which passed its own measure in January.