Leaders strongly supporting SEBB

Once a week, legislative leaders from each party meet with reporters to present their perspective of the current issues facing the legislature as well as the progress of those issues during the give and take with reporters.  Jim Camden, reporter from the Spokane Spokesman Review, asked the Democratic leaders at the press conference how the legislature will help school districts pay for the locally funded school employees that will receive insurance benefits because of SEBB. 

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan, and Senate Floor Leader Marko Liias, provided a spirited explanation of the great policy behind SEBB as well as a solution for school districts (raise local levy capacity).

They did such a great job answering the question (both defending SEBB and explaining how it would be funded), I’ve included the four minute give and take at the press conference:


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