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Fines Doled Out in Education Funding Fight in Washington

Following years of legislative gridlock, the Washington Supreme Court has imposed a daily $100,000 penalty on the Legislature, marking a climax in the political struggle that began in 2012.

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Following years of legislative gridlock, the Washington Supreme Court has imposed a daily $100,000 penalty on the Legislature, marking a climax in the political struggle that began in 2012. Lawmakers were prompted by the court and constituencies to correct funding shortfalls in Washington’s struggling K-12 budgets, and to attract quality teachers to a market desperately needing instructors. (Education Week)

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