Aug 30, 2006

Initiative 87 dies on the judicial vine

The news, in brief:
A King County Superior Court judge threw out a school-funding initiative Wednesday evening, ruling that the Seattle Education Association's attempt to raise millions for Seattle Public Schools is illegal.

Initiative 87 would have directed city property-tax money to smaller class sizes, all-day kindergarten and other programs in Seattle schools....

A related measure, Initiative 88 ­-- a proposal to raise the levy lid -- is on the September ballot. But even if it passes, it doesn't do anything without I-87, which spelled out how to spend the money.
More will come when the details of the ruling are available.

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