Make no mistake: the Court has zero power over the Legislature. None.
Leftists want us to THINK that they do, but a quick read of the state constitution tends to confirm otherwise.
What the Senate SHOULD have done is go home.
Instead, they ceded their power... their LEGISLATIVE power... to the nine Puget Sound leftists infesting government who have neither the right... nor the ability... to enforce ANY legislative edict of any kind on anyone.
There's no end to what these people can do.
Hell, after today, there isn't even a NEED for a Legislature.
Just let the Supreme Court make all the laws.
Among other ways we got screwed, according to the Daily Democrat:
The outline of the education plan provided Thursday sets a minimum starting salary for teachers at $40,000, with adjustment for inflation and regional differences. Under the plan, the average minimum salary for instructional staff will be $64,000, and adding in regionalization, it will range from $66,194 to $82,081. School districts can pay a salary over the maximum of $90,000 by up to 10 percent for educational staff associates or teachers who teach science, technology, engineering, math or in bilingual or special education programs.
Anything in there about teacher accountability or outcomes?Also under the measure:• There’s a mandatory 10 percent increase after 5 years of employment.• Starting in 2020-21, the minimum state allocations for salaries must be adjusted annually for inflation.• Starting with the 2023 session, and every six years after that, the Legislature must review compensation to make sure they are adequate based on the market and economic differences between school districts.
So the leftist unions get their palms greased... the teachers will make hundreds of millions out of this scam with absolutely no increase or requirement for standards... no rewards for excellent teachers... no punishment for poor.
We are going to waste additional billions on a rotten education plant because the GOP controlled senate DID NOT DO THEIR JOB to protect us... or the education of our children.
Money doesn't cure education ills. If it did, Baltimore schools, who spend $18,000 per student to pump out mostly semi-literate cretins, would, instead, be pumping out geniuses.
The usual RINOs will vote for this bill, which, of course, we are not allowed to look at.
How... democrat of them.
And those who DO vote for this should be booted out on their butts, immediately.
First by their party (as if they had the guts) and then by the voters.
But this will just be the biggest betrayal... since the last one. And the one before that. And the one before that.
And anyone believing that the Court won't do this again... on another issue... say, a state income tax?
Well, they're delusional. Since they know they can screw the Legislative process thanks to the GOP Senate caving to the court, what's to stop them?
Who do we appeal to when the thought circling the heads of the Court grows from a buzz to a full-blown roar?