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Teacher pay adjustment bill advances at Legislature

Teacher pay adjustment bill advances at Legislature

Educators give tearful testimony about how low pay affects them and their students

The Senate Education Committee Wednesday approved a proposal to appropriate $25 million to continue funding differentials in teacher shortage areas and adjust veteran’s teacher pay higher next school year.

  Thursday, February 06, 2020  /  Number of views (1264)
Free sessions show you how to make a difference at the state Legislature

Free sessions show you how to make a difference at the state Legislature

Learn how to submit testimony, track bills, and communicate with lawmakers

This month, the Public Access Room will be on Hawaii Island (Sept. 9–13), Maui (Sept. 16–19), and Kauai (Sept. 23–25) as part of its annual outreach. Additional presentations on Oahu, Molokai, and Lanai will be scheduled for later this fall.

  Tuesday, September 03, 2019  /  Number of views (505)
Senate approves bill to raise general excise tax for Hawaii's public schools

Senate approves bill to raise general excise tax for Hawaii's public schools

Senate Bill 1474 aims to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding for our keiki

A school funding proposal, Senate Bill 1474, was approved overwhelmingly by the full Senate on Tuesday, March 5, and now crosses over into the House for review.

  Tuesday, March 05, 2019  /  Number of views (1240)
Key Senate committee OKs proposal to better fund our public schools

Key Senate committee OKs proposal to better fund our public schools

Senate Bill 1474 was approved the Senate Ways and Means Committee Friday

The proposal would provide additional funding, 80 percent to public schools and 20 percent to the University of Hawaii, through a half-percent increase in the general excise tax (GET).

  Tuesday, February 26, 2019  /  Number of views (802)
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