Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, and House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, released the statement below following the announcement of Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to invest $200 million in K-12 education:

“We are glad Governor Inslee put forward a plan that gets us closer to fully-funding K-12 education in our state.

“We agree with the governor that something must be done this year – and every year – until we finally fulfill our obligation to Washington’s kids. A short session is no excuse for not doing our constitutional duty.

“This discussion shouldn’t be about the Supreme Court; it’s about our children, and making sure they get the best education we can provide them.

“We look forward to discussing the specifics of Gov. Inslee’s plan with our own caucuses. While there may be some disagreements over details, there is no debate about the ultimate goal.”