At $154 million, the Sequim school board is asking approval for a huge amount of money, leading toward the billion-dollar state and federal level.
On April 22 voters in the Sequim School District will have the opportunity to approve a bond providing funds to build a new elementary school and to upgrade and remodel schools across the district.
Though not a scholar of the state constitution, there is a question I would like to ask. Where, in our state constitution is the power granted to the governor to arbitrarily change the legally enacted laws with which he does not agree? Personally, I cannot believe that the governor has, or had, the authority to abolish the death penalty in the state simply because he doesn’t not agree with it.
What do you think is the best type of investing? Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate? WRONG. The best investment we can make is in our community and particularly our schools. Next month voters in the Sequim School District will be asked to vote for a school bond to fund multiple school construction projects.
I support the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014. I grew up on the Olympic Peninsula, and though I do not currently reside in the state, it is a matter of great pride for me to share it with my fiancée on visits home, and ultimately to some day share it with our children.
I just read Diana Somerville’s insightful article “Going to pot: Growing our economy, protecting our environment” (Sequim Gazette, March 12, page A-13) and would like to add that almost all the problems cited with growing marijuana are due to society’s foibles.
In the very early 1980s I was a member of the Chamber’s Tourism Committee. Not having lived in Sequim very many years I suggested that we initiate some hanging baskets to brighten the town up.
As your state representative I have an interest in seeing local school districts succeed and the state provide the needed funding for that success to occur. Part of that success lies in the framework we provide for our children to learn, the actual buildings needed for education.