Children were sexually assaulted or ingested poison Friday because teachers were at the Capitol to protest the state budget, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said in an impromptu press conference just hours after his vetoes of the budget and tax reform bills were overridden. The vote came as thousands of teachers rallied inside and outside the Capitol, forcing more than 30 school districts to close as Kentucky continued the chorus of teacher protests across the country.
They did it with nearly no help from Democrats while thousands of teachers once again descended upon the capitol to call for more money for education and protest changes to their pension system. They trust that ... the people that make the laws will take care of them.
The governor's response to the striking teachers sparked outcry and disbelief from state lawmakers and educators. The final vote followed a 57-40 House vote in favor of the override.
Bevin vetoed the budget, which spends about $600 million more than his proposed spending plan. More than 30 school districts across the state closed schools for the rally.
While the Kentucky teachers have not demanded pay raises, the protests were inspired by the statewide strikes in West Virginia last month that pushed the legislature to give a five percent salary increase.
"The budget and revenue bills are balanced, and there are excess funds to ensure that they will remain balanced", McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, said in a Senate floor speech.
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Kentucky Education Association President Stephanie Winkler, who has sparred with the governor in recent weeks, said she was "appalled" by the remark.
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin noticed the teachers, too.
A survey done in 2011 and summarized in 2013 found that two percent of 5-year-olds and 6-year-olds who lived with their mother were left alone some of the time they weren't in school; that proportion increased to almost 30 percent of 14-year-olds.
In rejecting the increase, Bevin said it would not generate enough money to cover new state spending.
In Oklahoma, teachers ended two weeks of walkouts on Thursday, shifting their focus to electing pro-education candidates in November.
In his statement, Chilton also said it's his understanding the House and Senate are working on new versions of the budget and tax bills they passed last week, although "we are not being told the details".
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The judge added that the plaintiff has show remorse for his actions, and the offense was also relatively minor. But the move has sparked concerns about news stories and other previously public information being hidden.
Kentucky's pension bill revised numerous controversial provisions of its predecessor, like a mandatory 3 percent contribution into retiree health insurance funds and the end of a $145 million health fund for retired teachers.
He acknowledged Bevin's promise to call a special session to enact a better budget if lawmakers sustained his vetoes but then reminded colleagues Bevin promised to call a special session on pension reform. But the Oklahoma Education Association wanted teachers' raises to be $10,000 on average.
"And they always said, "for us" - even the kids understand that we're not here for teachers, we're here for them", she said. "We knew we needed to be here and we needed to have a strong message and strong and steady presence".
The pension bill that Bevin signed will mostly affect future workers, especially teachers, who will no longer receive conventional pension plans.
Kentucky teachers at the state Capitol on Friday, April 13, 2018. Opponents worry this will discourage young people from becoming teachers.
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