Tag Archives: Rep. Ron Kresha

House committee debates bills on student assault, reducing special ed paperwork, health insurance

The basement hearing room was full of testifiers, news media and cameras for Tuesday afternoon’s House Education Finance Committee meeting. The meeting started full speed with Chair Jenifer Loon’s bill (HF 3679) requiring that teachers receive a report or publication … Continue reading

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Education roundup: Committee OKs HITA adjustments; property tax relief for farmers; increased fines for school bus violators

The House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee on Tuesday approved Rep. Ron Kresha’s bill that proposes three adjustments to the Health Insurance Transparency Act (HITA) that passed in 2014. Kresha reminded the committee his bill (HF 3129) is not an … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Senate OKs omnibus education bills; education committee conferees named

On Wednesday, the Senate spent more that six hours debating the omnibus education funding and policy bills. The Senate Education Finance Omnibus bill (SF 811 — authored by Sen. Chuck Wiger) took the major part of the floor session. Amendments … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — House education committees glance at funding bills for programs

The House Education Innovation Policy Committee discussed three proposals Wednesday that were re-referred to the House Education Finance Committee. Two of those bills (HF 859 and HF 947) were authored by Rep. Ron Kresha. HF 859 would provide funding for … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Advocates state case for local control over school calendar issues

The House Education Innovation Policy Committee heard testimony on a trio of bills related to local control issues Tuesday. All three bills were strongly supported by education officials and advocates. School start date Up first was HF100, a bill sponsored … Continue reading

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