County schools close tomorrow for Frankfort rally

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The House and Senate ultimately overturned those decisions, but Bevin said children across the state suffered after several school districts closed either to allow teachers to attend Friday's events or because enough teachers absences triggered closures.

Friday more than 30 school districts throughout the state closed so teachers could rally at the state Capitol and ask lawmakers to override Bevin's vetoes of the state budget that included increased classroom spending.

Bevin had vetoed both bills, warning the new taxes would not generate enough money to cover the new spending.

"I'm offended by the fact that people so cavalierly, and so flippantly, disregarded what's truly best for children", the Republican governor said at an impromptu news conference captured on video after teachers rallied at the state Capitol to stop school funding cuts. It's unclear if the House will act on the resolution. Thousands of educators swarmed the Capitol to call on legislators to override the governor's veto of the state budget and tax plan bill.

"The only reason we did not have a special session previous year is because Jeff Hoover, a married man, was sexually involved with a very young, single member of his staff and was paying hush money to hide his actions..." Rep. Joni Jenkins, D-Shively, said the bill raises new money "on working folks" while "giving a $500 million rebate to our wealthiest and corporations".

As for why he vetoed the tax and budget bills, Bevin said: "They weren't looking out for the people that are paying for everything to the degree that I think they should have and could have".

Bevin also dissed protesting teachers for "hangin' out, shoes off. smokin', leavin' trash around, takin' the day off". But 5-7 House Republicans united by Senate Republicans, voted to override.

Educators say today they will be keeping a close eye on the "tweaks" expected to be made to the budget and revenue bills.

Current benefits for teachers will go untouched, but there will be a new pension plan for incoming ones.

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The override of that bill led to a second override of Bevin's veto of the budget.

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. "I don't know that it's true for them", said Goodman.

Classes were canceled in communities across the state as teachers descended on the statehouse, wearing red T-shirts and carrying signs that said "I love my public school". The vote was 66 to 28 in the House with only four Democrats joining 62 Republicans and 26-12 in the Senate. She said the protest had moved on beyond pensions to the stagnant funding for public education.

The Kentucky Education Association, which organized Friday's rally, strongly opposes a bill to overhaul pensions that Gov. Bevin signed this week.

"That's why teachers were in Frankfort, not to stand up for themselves, but to stand up for funding for their schools and their kids so they'd have what they need to help them be successful".

Friday is the 59th day of the 60-day legislative session, which must end by law Saturday at midnight.

Legislators, though, say these teachers are doing more than just protesting.

This post has been updated.

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