Press release: Statement from House Speaker Tim Jones Regarding Governor’s Veto of School Transfer Bill

  

Statement from House Speaker Tim Jones

Regarding Governor’s Veto of School Transfer Bill

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Tim Jones issued the following statement in response to the governor’s announcement that he will veto the school transfer bill (SB 493):

 

“The governor’s decision to veto a truly bipartisan education reform bill is extremely disappointing as it leaves the young people in our struggling school districts without a viable solution. This is a governor who has again failed to lead on one of the most important issues facing our state, and has in fact chosen to remain completely disengaged from this process. I know my colleagues on the House side, as well as Senators Chappelle-Nadal, Nasheed and Curls, who worked very hard with us and across party lines, all share my frustration as this governor offers no solutions but instead stands in the way of our efforts to give kids a choice and access to a great education.”

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