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Campaign to save charter schools spent close to $1.9M

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A lobbying campaign to save Washington's charter schools spent nearly $1.9 million to influence the public and state lawmakers. A lobbying campaign to save Washington's charter schools spent nearly $1.9 million to influence the public and state lawmakers.
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A lobbying campaign to save Washington's charter schools spent nearly $1.9 million to influence the public and state lawmakers.
    
The campaign got the results advocates were looking for, as the state now has a new charter school law and lawmakers have allocated about $10 million to run the charter school system for the two-year budget cycle.
    
But organizers of the campaign believe lobbying by charter school students, their parents and people who live in places where they would like to have a charter school made more of a difference than the TV ads, robocalls and mailers.

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