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Dr. Shelley Redinger named WPC's 2014 'Champion of Freedom'

Superintendent of Spokane Public Schools Dr. Shelley Redinger has been named Washington Policy Center's 2014 'Champion of Freedom.' Spokane Public Schools is the only public school district in Washington state to become a charter school authorizer.

Dr. Redinger will receive the award before more than 2,000 citizens, business leaders and elected officials at WPC’s Annual Dinner events in both Eastern and Western Washington this fall.

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Last week the Washington State Labor Council held its 2014 Constitutional Convention meeting. Among the speakers was Gillian Locascio of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition. Although she was speaking about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, her concerns and criticism of how those negotiations were occurring are 100% aligned with our concerns about public union contract negotiations.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Seattle voters will have their say in November on another tax plan to “save” Metro bus service. Last week, the Seattle City Council voted to send the tax-increase plan to the November ballot with the following text: The Seattle Transportation Benefit District’s Proposition 1 concerns funding for Metro Transit service.
Friday, July 25, 2014
It was recently reported that the Centralia School District submitted false financial claims to the Medicaid program at least 200 times.[1] What does a school district have to do with Medicaid, a health insurance entitlement for children of poor families?