SEATTLE - A task force charged with finding stable money to pay for higher education in Washington state has some ideas it wants the Legislature to consider.
The group appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire is holding a Monday morning news conference to share its suggestions.
Gregoire asked 16 business, government and education leaders to come up with ideas to increase college degree production by 30 percent over the next decade, while dealing with budget deficits.
She wants the task force to suggest viable, long-range budget plans, recommend ways to improve accountability and performance of the state's colleges and universities, and consider whether changes should be made in the way the state governs its higher education system.