Saturday, April 16, 2016

Alliance Legislative Report (99-42)

Alliance Legislative Report
SCHOOL FUNDING BILL MEETS FIRST CHALLENGE
Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) presented his new school funding reform bill, Senate Amendment #1 to Senate Bill 231, to the Senate Executive Committee Wednesday afternoon. The bill was approved on a vote of 10-1-6, largely on partisan lines, and is now on Third Reading, final passage stage, in the Senate. If approved, the bill will be sent to the House of Representatives for consideration in that chamber. The House Speaker established a task force on school funding this spring to study the issue and it is unclear how the Senate bill will be handled in the House. For more details on SB 231, click here.

Click here to read the complete Alliance Legislative Report (99-42), including committee action from the week.