House Bill 1185 Update


If the bill in its current form is voted on by the Senate, passed by the House and signed by Gov. Matt Bevin, cost of living pension adjustments for retired teachers would be cut by 33 percent for 12 years or until the system is 90 percent funded.

The senators who introduced S.221 rebuked their colleagues in the House for not following their lead in passing it."It is unfortunate we didn't take an opportunity we had in front of us to pass a bill 180-0", said Dick Sears, D-Bennington and chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during a meeting on gun laws Friday morning.

State Representative Vincent Paul Migliore (R-Bridgewater) said he worries about young females "being subjected to in the case of a male transgender being able to participate in the private aspects of the bathrooms and the showers and the gymnasiums of those of the birthright gender". One of them said earlier he thought the bill would pass the Senate and Friday's demonstration was aimed more at House members than senators.

"We leave some things in there (and) we take out most of the bill in the standing committee amendment because they did some things in there that we felt specifically were unconstitutional under Article 3, Section 20", Coe said.

Florida Teacher Suspended For Telling Students To Not Date "African-American Boys"
Of the middle school's almost 1,300 students, 22 percent are African-American, according to school-provided demographic data. The teacher added, "You all should not be dating all these different African-American boys because they are not worth it".

News 25's Jaylon Morris gives us an update on the House bill and the next step toward the bill becoming a law.

While the $4.38 billion General Revenue budget is $156 million more than last year's $4.22 billion budget, that spending increase is primarily attributed to the increased public employee pay package along with increased funding to the Public Employees Insurance Agency to ensure there are no changes to premiums, deductibles or out-of-pocket health expenses for the coming year. Jose Javier Rodriguez, D-Miami, and Sen. There may be changes. I feel that he is on a mission to destroy public schools. But in the end "We will have a really good spectrum of gun safety bills", she said with optimism.

"I have had discussions with him (Scott) and ... he is aware of it and understands the situation we're in, " said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, a leader in the Florida Sheriffs Association. "I think it made a difference to some of (the Republican lawmakers) today". The dynamics for me were rural against more urban areas.

Under the state Constitution, legislative sessions typically start in March.

Apple to kill off the iTunes LP format
The leaked email was reportedly sent almost two weeks ago, signed by "The Apple Music Team" from an "The iTunes Store" address. According to the reports, Apple will be discontinuing its multimedia album format iTunes LP at the end of this month.

The Senate has adjourned for the weekend.

Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, was gracious afterward, commending teachers for their respect and decorum, endorsing their right to protest the bill's provisions.

"The fight isn't over", said Sen.

Warriors' Green says Pelicans' Davis could beat Harden for MVP
The Anthony Davis-led New Orleans Pelicans deserve to be apart of the contender discussion during this year's playoffs. Sacramento Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox (back) is questionable to play on Friday against the Orlando Magic.