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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

Medical Lake ponders state budget changes

School district planning should limit major budget disruptions


Last updated 3/14/2019 at 9:46pm

Shannen Talbot

Below are State Legislative District 6 House and Senate legislators, their assigned legislative committees, and contact information. Sen. Jeff Holy Holy is on the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education committee, and is the ranking minority member of the Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee. 360-786-7610 Rep. Mike Volz Volz is the assistant ranking minority member of the House Education Committee, and a member of the Appropriations Committee. 360-786-7610 Rep. Jenny Graham Graham is the assistant ranking minority member of the House College & Workforce Development Committee, and a member of the Public Safety Committee. 360-786-7962

Lawmakers in Olympia have educators wringing their hands wondering what their school district's budget will look like once this year's legislative dust settles.

Although in a good position financially, whatever happens, the fiscally conservative, property-poor Medical Lake School District may still lose money, according to Superintendent Tim Ames.

The approximately $500,000 Ames said MLSD stands to lose from its $25.9 million annual budget is a bitter pill to potentially be forced to swallow from its already tight budget.

There are three main issues currently in play in Olympia that may -...

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