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Courthouse Journal

The Courthouse Journal is the official newsletter of the Washington Association of County Officials. An archive of the past year's newsletters is available in our archive.

Apr 24

Counties, Cities Need Leeway on Property Tax

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 2:12 PM by Timothy Grisham

Counties, Cities Need Leeway on Property Tax
(published by The Olympian)


As Washington lawmakers sail into their first overtime session, they are rightly focused on school funding. That much is unavoidable. The Legislature is under state Supreme Court orders to fix the state’s unconstitutional system of funding K-12 schools.

Apr 24

Legislative Publications

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 2:10 PM by Timothy Grisham

Legislative Publications

The following legislative publications have been released:

 
All legislative publication can be found on the Legislative Information Center's web page at:  http://leg.wa.gov/LIC/Pages/DocumentinAlphabeticalOrder.aspx.  
 
Please visit http://LICOrders.leg.wa.gov to order hard copies.

Apr 24

What Does Civics Education Look Like In Washington?

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 10:15 AM by Timothy Grisham

What Does Civics Education Look Like In Washington?
(Published by KNKX)

Since the election, there has been renewed interest in learning about how government works.

Most high school students said in 2010 that they learned about civics in some form, according to the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress in the subject.

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