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Originally published Monday, April 22, 2013 at 6:19 PM

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Wash. Senate OKs lowering school levy cap

The Washington state Senate has passed a measure that would lower the amount that local school districts can raise through property tax levies.

The Associated Press

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OLYMPIA, Wash. —

The Washington state Senate has passed a measure that would lower the amount that local school districts can raise through property tax levies.

The measure passed Monday is intended to prevent a more abrupt loss in local levy funds when further limits on them take effect in 2018.

The bill passed by a vote of 28-20, with four Democrats joining a united Republican-dominated majority caucus in favor. The measure goes next to the House.

Opponents say the measure could shortchange schools, particularly if the state doesn't follow through with its requirement to drastically increase K-12 education funding over the next several years.

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