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House Bill 223

House Bill 223

Phil Haunschild
March 6, 2017

Bill description: This bill would establish new Rural Education Support Networks, to encourage workforce development and help attain educational goals.

Rating: -2

Does it create, expand, or enlarge any agency, board, program, function, or activity of government? Conversely, does it eliminate or curtail the size or scope of government?

The role of this new Support Network would be to “Facilitate the coordination or sharing of educational or workforce development instruction, programs, services or information” and to improve the efficacy of programs throughout the network. The Network would include school districts, institutes of higher education and businesses. (-1)

Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt?

This new program would cost a total of $300,000 per year, for a total of 3 years. This $900,000 sum of money would go towards “the salary of the director of the network, salaries for additional network staff, employee benefits of the director, employee benefits for any additional network staff, rent, utilities, legal services, travel, and the procurement or provision of educational or workforce development instruction, programs, resources or information.” (-1)

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