By The Editorial Board of The Tri-City Herald
The state's rainy-day fund is supposed to grow when times are good so there is money available when times are tough.
A simple enough plan to understand, yet apparently difficult for some lawmakers to follow.
Gov. Jay Inslee's budget includes taking money from the state's emergency reserves to help pay for teacher salaries in the 2018-19 school year, but we think this would be a mistake.
The legislative session begins Monday, and we advise the Legislature to find some other way to meet its obligation to public education without "borrowing" from reserves...