Yesterday, Senate Bill 850 did not receive the votes needed by the House Appropriations Committee to move on. The bill was defeated by a vote of 20-14.
If passed Senate Bill 850 would have substantially reduced funding for critical programs including those involving childcare, education, affordable housing, and industry partnerships.
Thank you to everyone who spoke out against this bill! Please keep reminding your representatives that in these difficult times investments in programs that involve education and economic development are needed more than ever, to create jobs as we strive to get through this recession.