Missouri’s House Education Committee chair says Columbia’s school board ignores taxpayers and parents.
House Elementary and Education Committee Chairman Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) tells 939 the Eagle that he will pre-file legislation this morning to allow the recall of school board members. He’ll also file a separate bill establishing a petition process for citizens to try to force school boards to place an item on their meeting agenda.
Today is the first day of pre-filing for Missouri’s 2022 session, which begins on January 5 in Jefferson City.
More than 50 bills have already been pre-filed, as of mid-morning. One bill from State Rep. Hardy Billington (R-Poplar Bluff) involves the 1619 project. Another bill from State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Kansas City) repeals provisions that prohibit political subdivisions from adopting orders and ordinances involving firearms.
And State Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland), the Majority Caucus chair, tells 939 the Eagle’s Branden Rathert that she’ll pre-file a bill aimed at repealing Missouri’s new gasoline tax.
Missouri lawmakers approved the bipartisan gasoline tax last year: it increases Missouri’s gas tax by 2.5 cents per gallon for five years, for a total of 12 cents. It was the first gas tax increase in 25 years in Missouri