March 19 GLMA Legislative Update
We are down to the last 10 legislative days of the 2011 session, and they are going to be busy ones! On Wednesday, lawmakers worked throughout the day and into the evening debating and passing many bills in time for the crucial 30th day deadline. Monday marks the 31st day, and begins a week of work on education legislation in the Senate.
FY 2012 Budget – GALILEO Funds
Earlier this week we reported the Senate Appropriations Education Subcommittee was to meet to review the FY 2012 budget. The meeting was rescheduled for Monday, March 21st at 11:00 a.m. This means you have a few more days to advocate for the restoration of GALILEO funds! Ask the Senators to accept the House position on restoration of GALILEO funds in the FY 12 budget.
Senate Appropriations Education Subcommittee Members
HB 172 – Waiver Extension
Scheduled for Tuesday, March 22nd is a Senate Education & Youth Committee hearing on HB 172, legislation that would extend the expenditure control waivers through 2015.
Contact members of the Senate Education & Youth Committee to advocate against the extension of the waiver bill. If you would like to attend the Senate hearing Tuesday afternoon, please let us know so we can arrange your participation.
Senate Education & Youth Committee Members
Until next week, stay tuned…
Lass Joiner & Michelle Crider