SEATTLE -- Supporters of Initiative 884 see their bid for a one-penny increase in the state's 6.5 percent sales tax as a chance to recharge education in Washington state.
It's not just about money, they hasten to add.
``Money matters, but only if it's spent intelligently with a keen eye to where it's needed most,'' said Mark Usdane, executive director of the League of Education Voters backing I-884. ``We're every bit as much about reform as we are about money.''
Opponents are dubious about the benefits and fearful of the tax bite.