Kentucky lawmakers override budget veto; teachers declare victory

Apr 14, 2018, 11:13
Kentucky lawmakers override budget veto; teachers declare victory

There are no organized events at today's gathering, but teachers will be reaching out to their legislators in hopes they can override Governor Matt Bevin's veto.

"I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them".

With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing inside their own ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Senate's veto of the two-year country funding which increases public schooling spending together with the assistance of a significantly more compared to 480 million tax growth.

The budget veto override, which the Kentucky Education Associated supported, authorizes the state to spend $4,000 for every public school student, which is an increase from previous years. The House and Senate ultimately overturned those decisions, but Bevin said children across the state suffered after several school districts closed either to allow teachers to attend Friday's events or because enough teachers absences triggered closures.

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The House voted 66-28 to override the budget veto, while the Senate voted 26-12. Bevin said Hoover, "a married man, was sexually involved with a very young single member of his staff and was paying hush money to hide his actions". They said that the tax growth disproportionately hurts the poor when.

Bevin vetoed the tax increase because he said it would not generate enough money to cover new state spending.

They also said the budget continues to provide inadequate funding for education and vigorously criticized the way Republicans crafted it without Democratic involvement.

The tax plan bill (HB 366) veto was overridden in the Senate by a vote of 20 to 18; the House voted earlier on Friday to override the tax plan veto by a vote of 57-40. "So, it truly is something we need to run our public schools, is our Family Resource and Youth Service Centers". In a dramatic moment, Senate President Robert Stivers cast the decisive vote for the override.

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The unrest comes amid teacher protests in Oklahoma and Arizona over low funding and teacher pay. The demonstrations were inspired by West Virginia teachers, whose nine-day walkout after many years without raises led to a 5 percent pay increase.

"Crickets", Bevin tweeted, adding he vowed to call a special session to pass a new budget if lawmakers approved his vetoes.

In Oklahoma, teachers ended two weeks of walkouts Thursday, shifting their focus to electing pro-education candidates in November.

The Republican governor has been a sharp critic of the Kentucky Education Association in recent weeks as the group has protested his pension reform bill that he signed into law this week. But they also applauded Republicans who said they were voting to override the vetoes in order to fund education. The pension bill passed by the Kentucky legislature moves new hires onto a hybrid pension plan and would not protect them from future changes to the system.

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