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Month: March 2022

House Omnibus Policy Bill Released

The House Education omnibus policy bill has been released.  What happens in these instances is that the House Education Policy Committee will take a bill in its possession (in this case, the Governor’s omnibus policy bill HF 3401) and amend its language onto that bill.  Much of what the Governor proposed in his omnibus policy bill is included in the amendment that will become the language of HF 3401, but there are a number of


Equalization Bill Visits Another Committee

After being heard in the House Education Finance Committee and being recommended to pass and re-referred to the House Tax Committee, HF 3224 received its second hearing today; this one in the House Property Tax Division.  A great set of school personnel have provided solid testimony as to what the increased equalization, increase in the local option revenue, and increase in long term facilities maintenance revenue would mean for their districts.  Mark Stotts, Director of


The Pace is Quickening

With the first policy committee deadline just three weeks away (March 25), the number of bills being heard at the Legislature in the various education-related committees is increasing with a number of prominent bills receivng attention.  The tax committee deadine is April 8, giving that committee (along with the Ways and Means and Capital Investment Committees) extra time to construct their bills.  With the increased projected (had to put that in bold), there is going