Kellie Slappey

Posts by Kellie Slappey

  • House Education Committee Debates Nutrition Standards

    This morning the House Education Committee heard HB 503 Nutrition Standards/All Foods Sold at School. Currently under Federal Law there are strict nutrition standards, which dictate what food can be served in public schools at lunchtime in the cafeteria and in vending machines. This bill requires that nutrition standards be…
    Kellie Slappey, May 17, 2011
  • Senate Education Committee looks at the House Budget

    Staff walked through the Houses Budget this morning with the Senate Education Appropriation members. Here is the budget projections and comparisons between the Governors budget, the House and the Senate. They started with K-12 Education and several members raised concern that the proposed budget numbers were going back…
    Kellie Slappey, May 10, 2011
  • House Budget Debate

    The House will conduct the final vote on their version of the bill today. The House will go into session at 2pm today to debate the bill and the vote will happen sometime this afternoon or evening. Yesterday for the second reading of the budget bill 72 members voted in…
    Kellie Slappey, May 4, 2011
  • House Budget debate becomes very heated over public financing

    The House debated the Budget all day today. They started at 9am this morning and are currently still debating. They heard 45 amendments most of which were voted along party lines. Nothing unusual or unexpected was raised until Rep. Starnes submitted the final amendment: to eliminate public financing of campaigns.
    Kellie Slappey, May 3, 2011
  • Finance Committee Debates Governments Involvement in Broadband Industry

    House Finance Committee Debated HB129 Level Playing Field/Local Government Competition The Sponsor of the bil Rep. Avila explained the bill. Basically bill is about free enterprise- specifically with providing broadband services. Currently private industries are in competition with local governments- We should be asking why is government in this business…
    Kellie Slappey, March 17, 2011