OLYMPIA — Sen. Rosemary, D-Bothell, offered Senate Resolution 8656 to honor the deaths of Bothell community members, Tim and Cheryl Owen.
On December 21, 2013 Tim and Cheryl, and their three children Jessie, Jeremy and Jaime and her husband Steven embarked, on a family trip to Leavenworth to enjoy the holiday season. A large snow laden tree, over 125 feet tall, fell on their family car.
Published in the Mountlake Terrace News
By Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, Rep. Luis Moscoso and Rep. Derek Stanford
OLYMPIA — In response to the Republican budget proposal released yesterday that partially funds K-12 education by slashing services to help the most vulnerable citizens, Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, D-Bothell, introduced a revenue referendum to be sent to the public for a vote.
McAuliffe offered the following statement:
OLYMPIA — Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, D-Bothell, applauded Gov. Jay Inslee for making education funding the top priority in his budget proposal today.
The proposal comes more than halfway through the legislative session while lawmakers continue to grapple with how to address the 2012 McCleary Supreme Court decision which said the state of Washington is not fulfilling its constitutional duty to fund basic education. Senate Democrats continue to make education funding a top priority.
Honoring school employees 3/14/2013
Governor Jay Inslee signed a proclamation honoring Washington State Classified School Employees declaring March 11th through March 15th Classified School Employee week.
These individuals deserve recognition and thanks for the work they do to support our students in Washington’s Public Schools.
The first half of the 2013 session has come to a close, with many of the main goals of the session still to be met. Ian Cope reports. (TRT: 1:05) CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
OLYMPIA — The Supreme Court made it clear that more unfunded K-12 mandates were unacceptable when it ruled in McCleary that, “This court cannot idly stand by as the Legislature makes unfulfilled promises for reform.”
Senate Democrats agreed and introduced measures that specifically address the state’s moral and constitutional obligation to fully fund basic education for every student.
McAuliffe bill voted off Senate floor establishes statewide education standards for K-12 success 3/6/2013
OLYMPIA – Today, a bill to establish statewide education standards for K-12 success was voted off the Senate floor.
Senate Bill 5491, sponsored by Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, D-Bothell, directly responds to the McCleary decision and court order to, “set out the State’s plan in sufficient detail to allow progress to be measured according to periodic benchmarks.” This bill creates an easy-to-understand statewide education dashboard to track and report progress from kindergarten to postsecondary education. It will enable parents, lawmakers and the public to easily gauge how effectively schools are serving students.