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Washington State Supreme Court Fines State $100,000 a Day Over School Funding

The state Supreme Court Thursday delivered a unanimous ordersanctioning the state for failing to come up with a plan to fully fund K-12 education per the court’s 2012 McCleary decision.

The order requires a fine of $100,000 per day and encourages Gov. Jay Inslee to a call a special session so that lawmakers can finish their work, according to the court order. That money will be held in a special account, “for the benefit of basic education,” according to the order, but the fines will be stopped if Inslee calls lawmakers into a special session to address the issues.