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Governor Brownback intends to veto tax bill

Governor Brownback has said he will veto the tax bill. Contact your legislators, Senate President Susan Wagle and Speaker of the House Ryckman and urge them to vote to override Governor Brownback’s veto of the bipartisan tax plan passed by the Senate and House. Sen. Wagle Phone: 785-296-2419 Email: Susan.Wagle@senate.ks.gov. Rep. Ryckman Phone: 785 296-2302 Email: ron.ryckman@house.ks.gov Read more here:¬†http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article134101089.html. Originally posted on Facebook 2/21/17....
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House advances teacher due process

This is an initial vote. The final vote on the bill in the House will be tomorrow. “The House advanced legislation Tuesday restoring teacher tenure, a step toward reversing a divisive 2014 law that stripped educators of due process protections. “The House gave initial approval to House Bill 2070 in a 68-54 vote. “The underlying bill dealt with arbitration but lawmakers adopted an amendment restoring tenure on a 66-59 vote.” http://cjonline.com/news/state-government/2017-02-21/kansas-house-advances-bill-restoring-teacher-tenure?sp-tk=535B679E50E6885D77D83D7DFB2FAF8AC31A1DBB84AE19597DBC64DE259F2BEE35996F366D0ED91343225486E3ED2C6095E14196D656443D776DD45699C585613814615EE299C1037FC95B7167AE1E95768DF68F57CEFEC2A044ECF1BDBBDDD6584F485DEDB79DB1F8C3DFE9493953C9DFC5289E79C8CA34E359F883F264D30C17BEAF1B95DB850FF928652D6CB287BDFDB071CA Please thank those voting for the amendment to include teacher due process in the bill: Alcala, Baker, Ballard, Becker, Bishop, Brim, Burroughs, Carlin, Carmichael, Clayton, Colcannon, Cox,...
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Evidence shows merit pay doesn’t work

Governor Brownback supports merit pay for teachers. We do not. “Experiments with merit pay for teachers have been tried for decades, but there is no evidence that they work in improving student performance.” Read more here:¬†https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/02/17/trump-backs-merit-pay-for-teachers-but-one-florida-school-system-now-says-it-doesnt-work/?utm_term=.fc69ee51c45a. Originally posted on Facebook 2/21/17....
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Action Alert 2/21/17 Urge Governor Brownback not to veto tax bill

ACTION ALERT: Urge Governor Brownback to let the tax bill, passed by bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate, become law. This is our best chance at getting out of our current fiscal crisis and providing adequate funding for our schools and other essential state functions. Click here to send an email: https://governor.kansas.gov/serving-kansans/constituent-services/legislation-and-policy-issues/, or call 877-579-6757. Originally posted on Facebook 2/21/17....
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