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Legislative Update (2/21/19)

Thursday, February 21, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Riley
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Both the House and the Senate spent most of this week considering FY 2020 appropriation bills.  Click here for our most recent bill tracking spreadsheet which now includes the following appropriation bills: 


  • HB 1643 – MDE
  • SB 3005 – IHL General Support
  • SB 3014 – Community and Junior Colleges Board Administration
  • SB 3015 – Community and Junior Colleges Support


Most appropriation bills only provide increased funding for PERS contributions.  Efforts for a pay raise for state employees died this week, with Senate Appropriations Chairman Buck Clarke saying there probably won’t be enough money on the table to fund any such raise.  Please note that a pay raise for state employees is different and separate from a pay raise for teachers and/or assistant teachers.


Both chambers adjourned earlier today and will not meet again until Monday afternoon. Committees in each chamber have until March 5 to consider general bills that originated in the other chamber.