Executive Constantine celebrates early approval of ‘Best Starts for Kids’

First graders talk during recess at the Green Mountain School on Feb. 18, 2021, in Woodland, Washington. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

King County Executive Dow Constantine thanked voters after the “Best Starts for Kids” levy garnered wide approval in early returns from the primary.

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The levy would collect some $872 million over six years to pay for youth criminal justice, child care, and early childhood programs countywide.

Constantine released a statement after early results came in that showed the proposition passing with 58.86% of the vote. He says he believes the levy will set the pace for the

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