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Thousands More Teachers in Classrooms Thousands More Teachers in Classrooms
An unprecedented increase in teachers has occurred over the last four years, exceeding growth during all preceding years of the 21st century. Over 6,000 more classroom teachers than four years ago Take a look at that chart for a minute because what it conveys is remarkable: Since the Majority Coalition...
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Improving career opportunities for Washington students
Improving career opportunities for Washington students
Sen. John Braun was presented with the Legislator of the Year for Career and Technical Education award today by the Washington Business Alliance for his work to support career opportunities and skills training in the new state budget. Braun, who serves as chief budget writer in the Senate, fought for...
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Governor rejects statewide manufacturing jobs Governor rejects statewide manufacturing jobs
Sen. John Braun shared great disappointment that Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed legislation that supports middle-class families by improving job opportunities in the manufacturing sector throughout the state. The Legislature overwhelmingly approved a new state budget that included a uniform statewide business and occupation tax rate for manufacturing businesses, the only...
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Braun-sponsored state budget approved, makes historic education investments
Braun-sponsored state budget approved, makes historic education investments
Public education will account for more than half of state spending for the first time since 1983 under a new budget sponsored by Sen. John Braun, which today passed the Washington State Legislature. The $43.7 billion two-year operating budget will cover the day-to-day costs of state government from July 1,...
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