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Senate Ways and Means Committee approves teacher compensation bill with amendments

Senate Ways and Means Committee approves teacher compensation bill with amendments

Lawmakers add $9 million to address additional costs

The Senate Ways and Means Committee passed SB2488, SD1 with amendments (11 ayes, 2 excused) Wednesday morning. Mahalo to all who submitted testimony on such short notice.

  Wednesday, February 19, 2020  /  Number of views (837)
HSTA responds to House speaker's bill for taxes to fund teacher compensation

HSTA responds to House speaker's bill for taxes to fund teacher compensation

'HSTA will have to research whether this proposal has enough popular support to be approved by voters'

House Bill 2671 is a constitutional amendment proposing that the Board of Education have concurrent real property tax authority to fund teacher compensation.

  Wednesday, January 29, 2020  /  Number of views (616)
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 (513)
Legislative session brings some good news for educators

Legislative session brings some good news for educators

Teachers will no longer front HTSB fees; Lawmakers approve huge schools construction budget increase

Lawmakers passed a law which will now use general fund monies to fund the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) instead of using licensing fees paid by teachers.

  Tuesday, May 07, 2019  /  Number of views (968)
[UPDATED] Priorities HSTA continues to track in the 2019 Legislative session

[UPDATED] Priorities HSTA continues to track in the 2019 Legislative session

Please be ready to testify with us!

In the coming weeks, we may be asking for your help to submit and deliver testimony. Each committee announces their agenda with just 48 hours notice, so expect to receive requests last-minute.

  Tuesday, March 19, 2019  /  Number of views (1193)
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