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Media Digest 12-3-2009

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In this edition of the Media digest you'll find two stories about the draft early learning plan for Washington State and one story about Governor Gregoire's plans to introduce a revenue package in the upcoming legislative session.
Early Learning Improvements Sought | KPLU | 12-02-2009
Big budget shortfalls shouldn't stop work aimed at improving early learning programs in Washington State. That's one of the messages coming from a panel making recommendations to Governor Chris Gregoire. She asked early education leaders to come up with improvements she can take to the legislature next month.
Draft plan for upgrading states early learning system released | AP | 12-2-2009
A draft plan for upgrading the state’s early learning system was presented to Gov. Chris Gregoire right before Thanksgiving and released for public comment Tuesday. It includes a broad range of suggestions, including some that are free or low-cost and others that would be phased in over the next decade.
Gregoire plans to propose a tax package | Politics Northwest Blog - Seattle Times | 12-3-2009
Gov. Chris Gregoire, saying she can't live with an all cuts budget, plans to propose a tax package next session to help close a $2.6 billion budget shortfall.