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URGENT - contact your state senator regarding public school financial transparency

Jeff
jeffoire
Aurora, CO
Post #: 38
SB09-057 Public School Financial Transparency

Synopsis
Are your tax dollars being spent wisely by the public schools? You could find out if schools were required to post all of their checks and credit card charges on their websites so that anyone could download them and review them. This bill requires that all publicly funded schools take the steps necessary to comply with this simple act of accountability by the first of September 2010.

The text and information concerning this bill can be found at the Colorado General Assembly Bill Folder (enter 057 in the text box)

Status
Find out what is scheduled to happen with this bill in the Senate Calendar (search for 057 in the document)
  • This bill is up for its second reading on the Senate floor the morning of Tuesday, Feb 3 -- contacting your senator is URGENT -- if the committee report is allowed to stand, it will effecively gut the bill, turning school financial transparency from a requirement to merely a "suggestion".
  • This bill was considered in committee January 28; amended and referred back to the Committee of the Whole January 29; and the committee report was filed January 30.
  • A fiscal note (grossly overestimated in our opinion) was attached to this bill January 27.
  • This bill was introduced (first reading) by Sen. Ted Harvey of Highlands Ranch on January 8 and was referred to the Education Committee

Take Action Now
  • If you don't know your state senate district number, you can look it up on the Secretary of State's website
  • Look up your state senator's contact info from the Legislative Directory
  • Call or email your senator and politely, in your own words, tell him/her
    • why you believe in financial transparency for public schools (and the rest of government for that matter)
    • that you want the committee report rejected and the original language of the bill adopted

Jeff
jeffoire
Aurora, CO
Post #: 39
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