"...We have tens of thousands of jobs in the pipeline that must be filled, and our next challenge is to ensure we have the skilled workforce to fill these jobs of the future."
It was opposed by a large contingent of unions.
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"There is an art to reform, particularly tax reform. That art had been absent thus far in the current process," said Juneau.
Lawmakers in 2010 approved legislation that allowed teachers who get back-to-back “ineffective” ratings would be dismissed. The bill would change that to allow, but not require, local school boards to dismiss troubled educators.
Lawmakers ask if state budget violates state constitution.
The House Retirement committee voted 10-2 to move SB 47 by Sen. Elbert Guillory (D-Opelousas) to the House floor.
It is against the laws of Louisiana to use tax dollars to support political activities such as campaigning for a legislative candidate.
HB 618 by Rep. Neil Abramson (D-New Orleans) cleared the House Civil Law & Procedure Committee last Tuesday on a 10-2 vote and is headed to the House floor on Wednesday, April 25.
State retirement costs continue to escalate and drive up the unfunded accrued liability (UAL) for the four state systems, which now stands at $18.5 billion.
This week, the governor’s historic education reform package saw both committee and floor action, and all of the votes cast at each level were decisively in favor of educational progress.
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