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Unlicensed teacher bill could alleviate teacher shortage, not all schools on board

Unlicensed teacher bill could alleviate teacher shortage, not all schools on board

The $8.2 billion in spending authority granted to the Division of Medical Services under the measure includes federal revenue of $5.7 billion, state general revenue of $1.2 billion, $468 million in other revenue and $766 million in unfunded appropriations, said state Department of Human Services spokesman Amy Webb.

We want to be back in school, ' " Campbell said.

He added the Medicaid fund typically runs a surplus, and cutting its allocation wouldn't prove to be a noticeable issue.

And during this legislative session, as in years past, big crowds have turned out to make sure their voices were heard.

On Wednesday, House lawmakers inserted language into a Senate proposal reducing the percentage of customers' bills that goes toward the project from 18 to zero. Teachers in Oklahoma have said they are considering a strike over teacher pay and school funding as well.

"This is serious, serious business that affects people's lives, every single day", said Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, D-Lexington.

The House voted 67-50 Wednesday on a bill that's a response to the February 14 shooting at a high school that killed 17 people.

Sen. Dorsey Ridley attempted to file an amendment to the bill that would restore full cost of living adjustments for teachers, but the motion was not allowed.

If the Senate amends a House bill and then passes it, a conference committee will try to work out the differences. Rep. Cynthia Stafford, a Democrat, called it a risky policy that could disproportionately impact students of color who might be mistaken for shooters.

Justice was asked if he thought there might be cuts to Medicaid and social services to offset the cost of the raises.

Lexington ophthalmologist Dr. Angela Thompson says a comprehensive eye exam with her patients have, in some cases, opened the door to detecting other diseases which would have otherwise gone undiscovered. "We have cash ending balances in Medicaid that will absolutely backstop any cuts to Medicaid, and our people on Medicaid will not suffer in any way".

Webb said the total number of people on the state's Medicaid program wasn't immediately available on Wednesday afternoon. "I think we need to be sensitive to the reason it was put in connotation, not just in statute". "But if we need to, we have the cash balances in the coffers to cover it hands down". Justice said the next step is to talk with superintendents across the state to see how they can adjust their school calendars so as to avoid kids having to an extra week and a half in school this summer...

He also announced the deadline for applying for a Promise Scholarship has been extended until March 30.

"You're not putting more guns in schools than there were a week ago or a year ago", Hopson said. But they also don't want to pass a law that would not survive an inevitable court challenge from SCE&G.


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