Earlier I reported on a small bill, HB 1042, that has an innocent objective. Stop collecting K 12 insurance data and save the state $250,000 per year. I testified earlier that it doesn’t make sense to stop collecting information while the problem still exists. Otherwise, how will you know what you need to do to fix the problem?
Nonetheless, the House approved the bill on strict party lines: 50 democrats voting for it, 47 republicans voting against it. I was pleased to hear the democratic speaker mention classified employees and the republican speaker tie the K 12 insurance problem to a potential McCleary solution.
Not a lot to see or hear in the debate but here it is: