Friday, March 30, 2018
Oklahoma teachers have spoken: enough is enough. Tens of thousands are showing up for the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout, demanding prioritization of education funding for classrooms and teacher/state employee pay raises. See here and here for more details on proposed revenue options and legislator reactions.
Our priority bills are still active in the legislative process — the next legislative deadline is April 19th, when all bills must be passed out of committee(s) in the opposite Chamber (ie. House bills must be passed out of Senate Committee and Senate bills must be passed out of House Committee). For the next two weeks, we will be working to shepherd each bill through this process by requesting and securing comittee hearings in respective Chambers, educating Committee members on each bill, and securing support and ‘yes’ votes to ensure each bill passes prior to the deadline. Below is a quick update on our current legislative priorities: