Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Special Session To Save Yarbrough's STO

The website of the Arizona Senate Democrats is reporting that the governor will call a special session of the lege to "fix" the state's unconstitutional school vouchers law for Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

According to the Senate Dems, the bill to do the fix will be read and assigned to a committee tomorrow, and will be heard in that committee on Tuesday. No agendas posted as yet.

Yippee. The state, public education, human services are going to hell, but Jan Brewer is focused on doing her part to protect Steve Yarbrough's income.

She may have the job title of "governor," but she until she actually starts working for the people of Arizona, all the people of Arizona, she won't be worthy of the title "Governor."

1 comment:

Thane Eichenauer said...

I think this hyperbole is going a bit far. Last time I checked the schools were still there, DES offices were open for serving the public, public buildings are not wanting for niceties like paint (as far as I can tell from driving past them).

Life in Arizona (and across the United States) for some government school teachers may include being laid off, life for some DES employees may include being laid off, life for many other government employees may include being laid off.

This is also happening at far higher rates outside government employment and doesn't cause any less pain for people outside the sphere of government employment than those within that sphere.

I don't live or die by any school tuition organization but the presumption that government services are in dire straights just due to school tuition organizations is pretty darn hard for me to swallow.