The Senate has just passed the block grant bill that repeals the current school finance formula. The biggest decision of the session – the funding of our public education system – was ramrodded through the legislative process in just seven legislative days. The process denied Senators the opportunity to offer amendments; they could only debate and question.
The vote was 25 to 14. Senators Pyle and Knox had initially passed but changed their votes to YES. Senator O’Donnell is out of state.
The bill now goes to the Governor for his consideration. No one doubts that he will sign it.
We will report the actual voting record when it becomes available tomorrow.