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Inslee, lawmakers set to meet to discuss court sanctions over education funding

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SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee is set to meet with legislative leaders on Monday to discuss how to address the Supreme Court sanctions announced last week over education funding.

They are holding a private meeting at SeaTac City Hall Monday afternoon to discuss the latest development in the McCleary education funding lawsuit. Then the governor is set to talk with reporters.

Last Thursday, a unanimous court said the state would be sanctioned $100,000 a day, until the state comes into compliance with the court’s requirement for a full plan on education funding. The money will be put into a dedicated education account.

The Washington Supreme Court ruled in 2012 the state is failing to meet its constitutional duty to pay for the fall cost of basic education for its 1 million schoolchildren.