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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Local districts watch state on levy matter


April 11, 2019

The question up to 2018 was, 'Will it get fixed?'

This year it is, 'Will it get fixed, again?'

The statewide issue known as McCleary, which has loomed over school district funding since the 2012 Washington Supreme Court decision that gave it its name, may get changed again in the next two weeks as the legislature finishes its spring 2019 session.

The main feature of last June's McCleary fix was a limit put on local levies of $1.50 per thousand dollars in property value.

Last week, a bill passed out of committee in Olympia to raise the levy limit to $2.50 per thousand.

The bill made it to t...

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