Legislature(1999 - 2000)

03/27/1999 10:10 AM HES

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SJR 11-EDUCATION BLOCK GRANTS                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Number 1299                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIRMAN COGHILL announced the next order of business as CSSJR
11 CS for Senate Joint Resolution No. 11(FIN), Urging the Congress                                                              
of the United States to provide federal education funds as a block                                                              
grant to the state.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Number 1299                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR DAVE DONLEY, Alaska State Legislature, sponsor, said SJR 11                                                             
is sponsored by the Senate Finance Committee.  He said the people                                                               
who have chaired the education budget subcommittees have realized                                                               
it is almost impossible to streamline the federal funding for                                                                   
education programs.  Over the last several years, there has been a                                                              
movement in Congress to do something similar to what has been done                                                              
with welfare, and that is to provide states with block grants, and                                                              
let all the states restructure the programs more efficiently.  That                                                             
legislation passed the U.S. House in the last Congress but didn't                                                               
quite make it through the Senate; it is once again before the                                                                   
Congress, and SJR 11 calls on Congress to pass that legislation and                                                             
to provide block grants for education to the states.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Number 1406                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIRMAN DYSON made a motion to move CSSJR 11(FIN) with                                                                      
individual recommendations.  There being no objection, CSSJR 11                                                                 
moved from the House Health, Education and Social Services Standing                                                             
Committee.                                                                                                                      

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