Month: March 2013

Update on the conference reports that have been filed for several important bills

Literacy – SB 2347. This conference report misses the boat entirely. It does not require that children in K-3rd be screened for reading deficiencies; rather it makes the screening optional (line 55: “may”). Therefore, many children with reading deficiencies will never be identified before they reach third grade. Reading coaches, the most effective means of improving reading …

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House Reconsiders Motion to Invite Conference on HB 890, MAEP Funding in Jeopardy

Today, the House reconsidered the motion to invite conference on HB 890 and passed it on a 61-56 vote. The bill will now go to conference. House Education Chairman John Moore assured members of that chamber that the conference report would not include charter school language. HB 890, as it passed the Senate, includes: ·         Charter school language that: o   Allows charters in C, …

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Revenue continues to rise while appropriations remain woefully inadequate

FY 2013 revenue to the General Fund from all sources through February 2013 is $132,147,164 above the estimate used by the legislature in creating the FY 2013 state budget. A year over year comparison of revenue collections shows that FY 2013 revenue year-to-date is $105.8-million (3.8%) above the same period in FY 2012. Recent months have shown significant increases …

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Bills That Provide Tax Exemptions and Reduce State Revenue

(The following is for informational purposes only. The Parents’ Campaign has no position on these bills.) These bills are alive as of this posting:HB 590 – Sales tax revenue collected from certain business activities within a revitalization zone is distributed to the municipality if the municipality received a loan under this act.Loss to the General …

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Summary of Legislative Action on The Quality Education Act of 2008 Initiatives

Full Funding of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) HB 513, signed by the governor, provides full funding of the MAEP.This is the first time in MAEP’s history that it has been fully funded in consecutive years.   Restoration of Diverted Funds Teacher Supply Fund The legislature did not fully restore this funding.HB 513, signed by …

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HB 890 – Amended by Senate Ed Committee

In a late afternoon meeting, the Senate Education Chairman proposed amendments to HB 890 that included language from a number of bills, a surprise move that left committee members scrambling to decipher the tremendous omnibus bill. The amendment includes the following: Charter Schools ·         Contains the for-profit loophole, allowing for-profits to manage charter schools ·         Gives A & B districts …

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Governor Barbour Signs Children First Act of 2009

This is a great day for Mississippi children!  Governor Barbour held a signing ceremony at the Capitol to celebrate his signing into law The Children First Act of 2009.  This landmark piece of legislation moves us a giant step toward ensuring that every Mississippi child has access to excellent public schools.  Members of The Parents’ …

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