There will be opposition to this bill

Article posted on May 23, 2017

All three bills on our agenda for the Education Committee this morning were passed unanimously.  It’s nice to work on a bi-partisan basis through most of the issues we’re addressing.  As we get closer to June 30, more issues come to the floor that have an impact on the budget.  One of those bills will be on the agenda tomorrow, changes to the gaming laws.  A bill that will have a long term impact is Senate Bill 1, changes to the pension plans for new hires.  This bill is not what I wanted, but appears to be a step in the right direction.  We just got the language and I’ll be looking at it more closely in the coming days.  Tomorrow morning’s schedule includes another Education Committee hearing, this one is on Education Saving Accounts or ESA’s.  This program would allow parents more options for their children to succeed.  Unfortunately, many folks in the education industry don’t put students’ interests first, so there will be opposition to this bill.

-John

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