Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bill is on Governor's Desk. He has 7 Days to Veto.

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Dear Education Advocates,
Nix 6 -Tell Gov. Crist to Veto SB-6.
Bill is on Governor's Desk. He has 7 Days to Veto.
Despite your efforts, legislators have pushed through SB-6/HB-7189. We must urge the Governor to exercise his veto pen. Contact him now! Governor Crist has publically indicated that he has concerns about this bill (see below). He can veto this bill anytime up until close of business next Friday, April 15th.

Governor Charlie Crist,The Capitol,
400 S. Monroe St., Plaza Level 05,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001.
Governor's e-mail:
Gov. office Ph#: 850-488-7146
If the voice mail is full try: Crist Campaign office: 850-907-1218
or fax a message: 850-487-0801
(Excerpt from Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau  In Print: Thursday, April 8, 2010)

Using his strongest language yet, Gov. Charlie Crist said that the Legislature should soften a controversial bill that would link teacher pay to student performance and criticized Republican leaders for trying to block any floor amendments....
... Crist said he does not want to veto the bill, but said he was concerned how the legislation would affect special-needs teachers. "I had a conversation with a friend of mine for many years, he was concerned about the provisions of the bill that require progress. And he's like, 'How can my son have progress?' " Crist said. "It's very challenging. And that's weighing on me heavily." Crist acknowledged he was shifting his opinion. "Shame on any public servant Who doesn't listen to the people," he said.
By Cristina Silva, Steve Bousquet and Mary Ellen Klas, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau
In Print: Thursday, April 8, 2010


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