Sen. Jamie Pedersen spoke out against the Senate Republican education funding proposal Thursday during the floor debate on the bill. Pedersen, a parent with four children in Seattle Public Schools, highlighted how Senate Bill 5607 would cause real harm for the 53,000 students in Seattle. Families will pay $174 million more in property taxes and in return, schools would receive a $30 million cut. The bill passed on a party-line 25-24 vote.