Friday, March 17, 2006

Raise School Spending, Panels Advise

State lawmakers recommended Thursday that school spending be increased another $59.6 million for the current school year and $78.7 million the next.   

The recommendations of the House and Senate education committees will go before the full House and Senate meeting as committees on Tuesday. Those meetings could determine when and if a special session on education will be called.

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Blogger Mr. Toast said...

Taking a step toward trying to satisfy the state Supreme Court’s demand that Arkansas’ public schools be adequately funded, state lawmakers recommended Thursday that school spending be increased another $ 59. 6 million for the current school year and $ 78. 7 million the next.

The recommendations of the House and Senate education committees will go before the full House and Senate meeting as committees on Tuesday. Those meetings could determine when and if a special session on education will be called.

Gov. Mike Huckabee has said that a strong show of support in both chambers for the committees’ recommendations will help him decide whether to call for a session. Alice Stewart, a spokesman for Huckabee, said the governor hasn’t yet reviewed the recommendations. He wants to discuss them with state Education Commissioner Ken James “in the next day or so,” she said.

The committees’ recommendation Thursday was $ 12. 8 million more than they recommended last week...

Full Story (Article by Jake Bleed w/Ark Dem Gaz)

6:38 PM, March 17, 2006  
Anonymous Harvey Edwards said...

Whats up. Do the Principles and Superintendents want another pay increase? When is it ever going to be about the children? This is beyond me why the Legislature is politicizing my grandchilds education. Cut/Cut superintendents pay increase well performing teachers regardless of union status and start teaching my Grandbaby. Bus Superintendents not Children.
Yes I signed her up for Lutheran School, she shouldnt be a pawn.
Signed: sick of it.

10:52 PM, March 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

benny petrus talked big about stopping the run away spend spend spend.

now all he is doing is rolling over and playing dead.

they are going to spend every bit of the surplus which should be given back to the taxpayers.

now they are adding AT LEAST 138 million to the BASELINE of the budget.

not only are we NOT getting a tax cut, but it is certain that there will be a tax increase as soon as the state economy hits a downturn.

if benny petrus really is a conservative then let us seem him step up and do something other than be a puppet to the liberals in the democrat party.

4:37 AM, March 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how much is it going to be NEXT week? Or next year? The ledge should grow a spine and tell the courts to pound sand. They are constantly shovelling more of our money in. All in hopes of finding the majgic dollar figure that the courts think is "constitutional".

The whole thing is a farce and the ledge is farcical if they go along with it.

8:15 PM, March 19, 2006  
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