Education Reform — the House Version

House leadership has released the draft of the education bill that will appear on the floor next week. The bill is focused on reforms in schools with low test scores. The voices that represent the affected communities speak in unison in calling for these reforms and — subject to hearing new concerns over the next few days — I expect to hear their call and support the bill.

Legislative Spending for legal services

I’m happy to see Speaker DeLeo has responded to his house members and begun an investigation of legal fees for the ex-speaker.  But – it’s only a start.   The entire Legislative body’s spending, perks and benefits must have records open to the public.  To think they are “special” and don’t need to have the public see […]