If the legislature is in session, it’s a sure bet that they are dealing with issues that are important to some individual or group. It’s pretty easy to discern the issue of the day. All one needs to do is listen to the scuttlebutt among lawmakers and lobbyists.
For at least a brief time on Wednesday, it wasn’t a particular legislative issue or piece of legislation that had everyone buzzing. The question of the morning was, “Did you get a ticket?” as President Barack Obama’s visit to Boise overshadowed business, for at least a brief few hours.
It was all business for those who were either interested in committee work or unable to get a ticket to the Presidential event. Both education committees continued their review of the rules.
The House Education Committee introduced several pieces of legislation that affect higher education. The Senate Education Committee rejected language in a rule that would require an individual seeking a K-12 Deaf/Hard of Hearing Endorsement to earn three additional credits, and they received a briefing about the Governor’s education budget recommendation.
On Thursday, both the Senate and House Ed Committees will continue to learn more details about the recommendations coming from the State Board of Education’s Task Force for Improving Education and on Friday, the House Education Committee will receive a briefing on the SBE’s tiered certification rule and career ladder legislative proposal.