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Update on Green Schools Bill

By Josh Feit January 20, 2010

This post has been updated with Rep. Hans Dunshee's comments.

The has the latest on a bill we recenlty flagged in Morning Fizz, Everret-area Rep. Hans Dunshee's (D-44) bill for an $861 million bond measure for a green retrofit of public schools.

Bottom line: State Treasurer Jim McIntire says it would hurt Washington state's bond rating and add $126 million to the state budget per biennium.

We've got a call in to Rep. Dunshee to get a response to McIntire's bad news.


Dunshee says, "[McIntire's] wrong. Moody's expressly says the way to make your bond rating go up is to expand your economy. This is 38,000 jobs a year."
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