State’s Attorney General says Transportation Commission Can’t Raise Fares

The Seattle Times reports that, in an informal opinion released on 12/20/10, the state Attorney General’s office announced that WSTC cannot put the 2.5% fare increase it approved just after the election because of the passage of I-1053 sponsored by Tim Eyman. This initiative requires a 2/3 vote of the legislature to raise any taxes or fees.

If this opinion stands, the result will be that the already grim fiscal problems facing WSF will worsen.

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Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

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