OLYMPIA A one-penny sales tax hike, proposed this week by education
supporters, would raise $1billion a year for preschool programs, public schools and colleges.
The biggest question about the proposal, however, is the one no one can answer:
Will voters agree to a billion-dollar tax hike?
They should, Gov. Gary Locke said Thursday.
"Better education benefits everyone," he said. The League of Education Voters' proposal, he said, gives voters a chance to "take bold action to reap huge rewards."