Gov. Inslee to unveil state budget plans this week

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee says he will unveil his budget ideas this week, starting with dollars for education.

The Washington Supreme Court has given the Legislature one more session to figure out how it's going to put more money into K-12 schools. Lawmakers have been ordered by the court to pay the full cost of basic education.

In addition to the McCleary decision, lawmakers will also need to figure out what to do about an initiative approved by voters in November to decrease class sizes in every grade.

The governor says he has some ideas for how to get more state dollars for education.

On Tuesday, he plans to talk about the transportation budget. On Wednesday, the governor will focus on climate change and environmental issues. And he'll give a state budget overview on Thursday.