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Nelson: A positive revenue forecast is great news for our state and for Washington’s one million school kids

  • September 21st, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following Wednesday’s news that state revenue is expected to rise $334 million this biennium and $125 million in 2017-19:

Nelson: Despite budget deal, work on education is far from over

  • March 29th, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson on Tuesday issued the statement below following the passage of the supplemental operating budget and the completion of the 2016 legislative session:

Nelson: Senate Republicans start backing away from “irresponsible” budget

  • March 11th, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following the latest Senate Republican budget proposal that backs away from devastating cuts to mental health, and other critical state services:

“I’m pleased to see that […]

  • Senate Republicans block yet another opportunity to prevent school funding cut

Senate Republicans block yet another opportunity to prevent school funding cut

  • March 10th, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson released the statement below following yet another Senate Republican rejection of a bill to prevent a $462 million cut to Washington’s public schools:

  • Nelson: Washington’s school kids shortchanged in Senate Republican budget

Nelson: Washington’s school kids shortchanged in Senate Republican budget

  • February 26th, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson on Friday released the statement below following the party-line passage of the Senate Republican budget:
“All year we have seen Senate Republicans focused on politics. Maybe that’s why their budget […]