Just Fix It | Give four-year schools more flexibility; keep pushing public-school reform

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 10:43am
The Seattle Times

THE state Legislature must not miss an important opportunity to fulfill last year's promise to give universities and colleges more flexibility and less micromanagement.
Credit Reps. Larry Springer, D-Kirkland, and Larry Seaquist, D-Gig Harbor, for pushing through the House sweeping legislation lifting restrictions on office-equipment leasing, raising the threshold for competitive bidding and letting schools make simple purchases, such as airline tickets. Another bill would allow postsecondary schools to invest their own funds.