One of my key pieces of legislation, a bill to protect educators, has been blended into an omnibus education bill: H.B. No. 6884, An Act Concerning the Recruitment, Retention and Enhance of the Teaching Profession. This bill includes pay raises for teachers, diversifying the State Board of Education, and offering more technical training opportunities for students.
It may interest you to see some of the issues (and the associated requests, pleas, admonishments, and demands) filling my inbox at the moment. While I may be inviting many more such “valentines,” it is my job, after all, to keep you aware of the issues on your neighbors’ minds.