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Governor Jay Inslee speaks with students at CWU

Gov. Jay Inslee met with students at Central Washington University Wednesday afternoon, many of whom had questions revolving around a similar theme: How will the state support higher education?

With court-mandated obligations to increase funding for K-12 education and mental health care, and a host of other needed services to pay for, Inslee, a Democrat, pushed his budget proposals, saying the state needs to find new revenue.

“Our state’s revenue structure, it is the machine that builds these bricks in this building. It’s supported by a physical foundation, but it’s also supported by a revenue foundation,” he said. “That revenue foundation is full of worms, cracks, and it’s falling apart.”

Read more of this story in the Daily Record.

Story by Andy Matarrese, photo by Brian Myrick