Thursday, February 13, 2014

Coffee with District 6 Representatives and Senator

District 6 Representatives Isaac Latterell and Herman Otten with Senator Ernie Otten will be holding a legislative coffee talk in Lennox at the Pizza Ranch starting at 1:30 in the afternoon on Saturday, February 15.  The Pizza Ranch will even give you a discount on their lunch buffet.  

I am looking forward to this one since I should be able to attend.  I will be asking Mr. Ernie Otten and Mr. Latterell why they voted to not support the resolution declaring that there is a teacher shortage in South Dakota and the legislature should consider some possible steps to help deal with the problem.  

I also want to get their take on where they sit for increased funding for education.  Ernie Otten has declared that he supports the Governor's proposal of 3%.  His brother Herman Otten was very clear during the debates in 2012 that he believes that education should be funded at the levels before the Governor took a hatchet to the education budget in 2010.  That would mean going above 
the purposed 3%.

If you are in Lennox Saturday around 1:30, come down to the Pizza Ranch.  For those that are in Harrisburg, you can go to the Legion Hall at 9:30 on Saturday.  

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