Education Funding Petitions Delivered to Registrar's Office
Those who believe education funding in Nevada shouldn't rely on the boom or bust of the economy are still moving ahead with their proposal to change that despite an ongoing legal battle.
Today, more than 149,000 petitions in support of a dedicated K-12 school funding source were turned in across Nevada - including 25,000 here in Washoe County.
That's more than twice the number needed to require next year's legislature to consider the funding education with a 2% business margins tax.
The Nevada State Education Association says that would assure school budgets get necessary funding despite a bad economy.
"It's really an investment in our economic future for Nevada to incubate the needed jobs so we can turn around our economy. We need to invest in our public education system and this is a start," says NSEA President Lynne Warne.
Last month a district judge ruled the initiative's wording was misleading and deceptive.
The teachers union is awaiting a Nevada Supreme Court ruling early next month which they need for the initiative to go to Legislature.
State lawmakers would have 40 days after the beginning of next year's session to enact the proposal, then it could be put on the ballot in the 2014 General Election.
Sunday, May 19 2013 12:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 04:24:52 GMT
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