Washington state is hiding another dirty trick that the democrats used to transfer part of the money people think is going to schools back into the state trough. Whenever the scholl purchases anything from textbooks to office equipment they are charged sales tax. several years ago my daughter was attending middle school in seattle She did not have the proper spelling book. i questioned the teacher she told me they ran out of money. I asked how many are you short and how much are they each. It came out to be around $43 they were a right in throw away book. I reached into my pocket and started to hand her the $43 she said plus sales tax. Upon questioning her she told me everything the school bought was taxed. We have around a 8.5% sales tax .