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.