Month: April 2022

See Which Legislators Stood Strong for Public Schools

The 2022 Legislative Session had some real highs (hooray for a REAL teacher pay raise!) and some appalling lows.  The lowest lows came in the final days of the Legislative Session when we discovered a massive voucher program that had been hidden from public view – and from most legislators – since 2019. Apparently, a few …

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Legislature Finalizes School Funding, Adjourns Sine Die

The House and Senate have decided the final budget for the state and adjourned the 2022 Legislative Session. This session had some big wins and plenty of disappointments, but be assured that your voice made a big difference. The Good News: Funding for public schools pre-k through grade 12 increased for FY2023 by $326-million, or 7% overall, …

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State Budget Almost Finished

The House and Senate worked late into the evening on state budget bills, but some remain unresolved. The public school funding bill passed both chambers, and we are analyzing those numbers for you now.  We will have the details for you tomorrow, so stay tuned. Together, we’ve got this!

Legislature Misses Budget Deadline Again

We won’t have a public school budget bill this weekend. The Legislative leadership acknowledged today that they would not meet the extended deadline for adoption of appropriations and revenue bills. They have extended that deadline once again, this time to April 10, although they are expected to complete the budget bills early next week. Thank …

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