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John Jay Lee on Education

 

 


Restore budget cuts for K-12 public education

AB568: Ensures sufficient funding for K-12 public education for the 2011-2013 biennium.

Opinion in support by John Oceguera, the incoming speaker of the Nevada Assembly: The governor's budget cuts $668 million in state support for K-12, a cut of 27%. These proposed cuts, on top of cuts made in the last two years, will likely result in teacher layoffs, even larger classes, fewer career and technical education opportunities and elimination of full-day kindergarten and other programs proven to help students learn.

Gov. Sandoval's veto message: Were this bill to be enacted into law, insufficient revenue would be available for the Legislature to meets its obligation to prepare a balanced budget encompassing all areas of state responsibility..

Legislative Outcome: Passed Assembly 26-16-0 on May/10/11; Passed Senate 11-10-0 on May/10/11; Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford voted YES; Vetoed by Governor Brian Sandoval on May/16/11.

Source: Las Vegas Sun on Nevada legislative voting record AB568 , May 10, 2011

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