The Joint Select Committee on Article IX Litigation has adopted the education report it will send to the Washington State Supreme Court. (TRT: 1:08) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
On Tuesday, the Joint Select Committee on Article IX Litigation unanimously adopted a report to send to the Washington State Supreme Court. The bipartisan, eight member committee was established in 2012 as a way to communicate with the Supreme Court. Sen. David Frockt from Seattle is a co-chair of the committee.
Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle: (TRT: :35 ) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: “The role of this committee is to report on what we did. That’s always been the jurisdiction. That’s what we did last year, that’s what we did the year before. This is the third report we’ve filed. We’re not a policy making committee. I think that this report is important because one of the things that the committee talked about doing, and I think we had bipartisan support for doing this, was to try to foster the inter branch dialogue that the Court first spoke of in its original McCleary order. And so what we tried to do in this report is not only describe what we did in the context, but also um, kind of a roadmap of where we intend to go.”
The report identifies 2015 as the “next and most critical year” for the Legislature to meet its paramount duty to fully fund basic education by the Court’s 2018 deadline.
Nicole Vukonich reporting in Olympia.