Bill, Levy, Senate Committee discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

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State. Lawmakers are moving to once again allow local school districts to go back to voters requesting higher Levy amounts schools. Argue they need the additional tax revenue. Some lawmakers say however enough is enough. More from komo's Carleen Johnson goal of the mccleary education funding. It was to force the state to fully fund education. Taking the pressure off districts local levies to pay for basic, Ed, but say school superintendent Chris reykdal tells lawmakers they need to allow districts to go back to voters for higher taxes lifting the Levy lead when you move levies down dramatically and didn't ask the voters locally. Do you want a billion dollars, which you voted for to go away? I don't think that's the right thing to do. And then you should give them that opportunity. Republican state Senator John voted against the Levy lift Bill arguing the district's put themselves back in this position by giving. Teachers huge pay increases last year. And sometimes over twenty percent increases then teacher salaries. That's the real problem. We have with budget not because they have less money, but a measure that would allow property tax hikes by essentially undoing the local enrichment Levy lead has passed out of committee. Carleen Johnson, KOMO news. People rallied outside the state capitol yesterday calling on lawmakers to pass a law requiring public schools to offer sex education is that it requires schools to report on the sex education, they're providing so we can guarantee you that every student has the same access to education for guardless zip code or restrictive policies and their school district right now a Bill requiring sex Ed is being considered in a Senate committee. It would also allow parents who up their child out of the class. Also at the capitol. New legislation aims to solve all going problem. The growing backlog of untested rape kits. More from komo's Gabe Cohen house. Bill eleven sixty six would create a survivor Bill of rights that among other things would require all rape kits. Be tested with. Fin forty five days right now that can take more than a year to get that done state patrol would receive thirteen million dollars over the next two years to build a new lab add scientists and ramp up testing that could end the backlog by twenty twenty two Representative Tina or wall is sponsoring the Bill the big game for this. As a say, you know, what we're never gonna have kids sitting dusty on the shelf again right now the question is will it make it through the house appropriations committee where it currently sits? So we'll be heard before the cut-off. Yes. Representative Tim Ormsby chairs the committee and scheduled a Bill hearing for next week. A man wanted for murder in Lakewood has been arrested in Portland. Thomas Cooper was apprehended inside a fitness club yesterday and Matthew Garvin, Saad happened. I.

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