Governor Herbert reiterated his support for funding growth in public education. He has proposed 50 million dollars to fund the 14,000 new students coming into our schools this fall. Republican legislators have failed to support his budget and have come out with a 7% cut instead. It will be a long session (45 days that seems like years) and we will be asking you all to contact your legislators. Sen. Stuart Reid has proposed changing the Utah Constitution to allow the Governor to take control of the k-20 education program. His opinion is that the system is burdened with too many groups governing what happens in public and higher ed. It will be interesting to see if it gets any support.
Go to www.myuea.org and click on "Under the Dome" to get updates and contact your legislator.
Today's blog question from cold Nashville is: Who did Senator Stuart Reid replace in the State Senate (hint: He is Ogden's Chief of Police). Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org