Thank Sen. Ed Murray for a no-cuts budget!

As chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Sen. Ed Murray of Seattle wrote the first state budget plan in several years that protects K-12 and higher education from further cuts. Later budget proposals followed his lead and protected schools from more cuts (although legislators have yet to agree on a final budget).

Sen. Murray also has publicly expressed his opposition to SB 6442, the state takeover of K-12 health care -- legislation WEA members strongly oppose.

Take a minute to thank Sen. Murray for being the first legislative leader to write a no-cuts budget this year, and thank him for standing with school employees who oppose SB 6442, the costly state takeover of our health care system.