Month: March 2019

House, Senate Send SB 3049 with $2M Voucher Funding to Governor

The House started the morning with two procedural votes on the SB 3049 conference report; both failed (good outcome), but the second vote ended in a tie (still means it failed). See that vote below left. (Those voting yea are voting to endorse vouchers and the corruption that put voucher funding in the DFA appropriation; …

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Corruption, Vouchers Mark Grim End of Session

The House and Senate adjourned the 2019 Legislative Session today, but not before the leadership of both chambers cheated their way to an increased appropriation for private school vouchers and proudly acknowledged doing so. Late yesterday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Reeves sneaked $2-million in additional voucher funds into an unrelated agency conference report (SB 3049), presenting it for a …

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Update: $1,500 Teacher Pay Raise Passed by Senate and House, Effort to Increase Pay Raise to $4,000 Defeated in Both Chambers

This morning, both chambers passed the SB 2770 conference report providing for a $1,500 raise for certified and assistant teachers. The vote action we are reporting is the Motion to Recommit in each chamber; this motion was to send the conference report back to committee for the purpose of increasing the raise from $1,500 to …

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UNBELIEVABLE! Unethical, Last-minute Voucher Debacle

We had been told that Lt. Governor Reeves was intent on getting an increase in voucher funding approved, despite strong objections in both chambers. Late this afternoon, it was discovered that Senate conferees had sneaked $2-million in additional voucher funds into a unrelated agency conference report in SB 3049. The voucher language was not included …

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RED ALERT: Pay Raise Vote Coming Soon

The next few days are critical! Conference reports (final bills) for the teacher pay raise, next year’s funding for your public schools, and voucher funding will likely be drafted over the weekend, and floor votes in the House and Senate will probably take place on Monday or Tuesday. Tell your legislators that when they stand strong for …

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Teacher Pay Raise Threatened – CALL NOW!

Why are legislative leaders hiding our tax dollars from us? When the Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) met today, budget leaders refused to acknowledge a substantial portion of available revenue, a move that jeopardizes a significant pay raise for our teachers. Today’s revised revenue estimate ignores approximately $140-million of projected FY2020 revenue. This is recurring revenue …

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Speaker Gunn's proposed income tax elimination jeopardizes teacher pay raises and school funding far into the future.

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