Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Rep. Brandon Vick and I are hosting town-hall meetings this Saturday in Battle Ground and Camas, with a focus on education funding. We would love the chance to see you and answer questions regarding the Senate’s budget, which would add $2.7 billion to current education-funding levels. Please see below for the town-hall details.
I am concerned about the number of emails and phone calls my office has received from folks who are convinced the Legislature isn’t fully funding education. Not only did the Legislature devote an additional $1 billion to education in 2013, this year’s Senate budget would not only meet the standards lined out in the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision, but would also bring the portion of the state’s budget dedicated to K-12 funding to 47 percent.
It is my hope that by having a civil dialogue with my neighbors that we will both come away more informed.
I truly appreciate your taking an active role in our state government and I hope to see you Saturday!
Town-hall meetings THIS SATURDAY!
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend one of my town-hall meetings this Saturday. I look forward to connecting with you and answering questions about education-funding discussions happening in Olympia that will benefit students and teachers. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, May 23
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Camas Public Library
625 NE 4th Avenue
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Clark County Fire Station at Dollars Corner
21609 NE 72nd Avenue