Bill to introduce charter schools and give parents the right to send their children to a neighborhood school advances

Senate Bill 3 from the current legislative session was voted out of the Senate Education Committee this afternoon and now heads to the Senate floor for consideration tomorrow. Among many who testified in favor of this bill included Jim Waters from the Bluegrass Institute, Pastor Jerry Stevenson of the Kentucky Education Restoration Alliance, Inc. in…

Find that bill

With the legislative session now in session, you may want to see if there are prefiled bills in specific areas of interest to you. Fortunately, the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission has such a feature, though it is somewhat cryptically named the “BR Index – Headings.” Here is a snapshot of a portion of what you…

Kentucky legislators head to Frankfort

Tomorrow, January 4th, Kentucky legislators head to Frankfort to begin the 2011 General Assembly. With a shorter 30 day session this year, Kentucky lawmakers are not wasting any time. Legislators have already pre-filed over 100 bills. In December, Senate President David Williams announced the Republican policy agenda for the upcoming session, including charter schools, tax…