Last night’s hearing on the levy cliff bill, SB 1059, was a good sign that the levy cliff will be resolved one way or another by April. I testified that if anyone has something to worry about if legislators are unable to change the law and avoid the levy cliff, it is classified employees. Though they may not hear much from the press or school officials, classified employees are heavily dependent upon local levies, unlike principals and teachers. And when there are cutbacks, it is classified employees who are most affected with little publicity.
Here is the hearing testimony: