Friday, January 29, 2016

Charter School Constitutional Amendment Heads for the House Floor

HJ1, Delegate Robert Bell’s Charter School Constitutional Amendment was reported from the House Committee on Privileges and Elections this morning.  The vote was 10-Y 9-N:

YEAS--Cole, Ingram, Jones, O'Bannon, Landes, Minchew, Rush, Fowler, Adams, Miyares--10.

NAYS--Albo, Miller, Sickles, Rasoul, Lindsey, Murphy, Torian, Price, Boysko--9.

The battle is on!  For information regarding the amendment see the January 18th posting on this blog.

Both House and Senate convened early today so that members could head home following a grueling week.

Quote of the Day:  “House Bill 389 would make education a private commodity, not a public good. It could induce parents to abandon public schools that need to be improved and supported, not hollowed out or shuttered.” – Editor, Free Lance-Star

VEA Lobby Day is Monday and the forecast is as follows:  68F and partly cloudy.