KY Governor claims "child was sexually assaulted" because of teacher protests

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Jefferson County Teachers Association President Brent McKim told the Courier-Journal that using Bevin's logic, schools should never close. Bevin asked incredulously. "Is this what's encouraged in classrooms?"

He said surely some children were physically and sexually assaulted and were introduced to drugs for the first time.

'I guarantee you somewhere today, a child was physically harmed or ingested poison because they were left alone because a single parent didn't have any money to take care of them'. Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation raising teacher salaries by about $6,100 and providing millions in new education funding, but many say schools need more money. "And it limits the impact of sick leave payments on retirement benefits to the amount of sick leave accrued as of December 31, 2018". The Kentucky Education Association recently joined a lawsuit filed by Kentucky's Democratic attorney general, Andy Beshear, challenging the pension reform bill. Kentucky school districts overall serve 685,167 students, and 36 of those districts closed for protests.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin noticed the teachers, too.

In a speech from the Senate floor, Hazard Republican Sen.

The home voted 5-7 to 40 to override the veto of the tax growth and sixty six to 28 to override the budget veto.

Between both chambers the vote fell mostly along party lines, with no Democrats supporting the bill and only 16 Republicans opposing.

"The disgusting comments by Gov. Bevin insinuating that a peaceful protest by teachers would lead to sexual assault are reprehensible", Wise tweeted.

"We have time to do this correctly". "We then create more taxpayers with more money going into the coffers to pay for things like education". "Crickets", Bevin wrote from his official account.

Teachers and lawmakers both made it clear that even though the budget and tax reform plans aren't where they'd like to see them, but they would rather go forward with what the current bills propose. He will be fined $1,000. The Republican-controlled state Senate will take up the vetoes next.

UPDATE: 4:18 p.m.

By asking them to vote for another period to get the tax increase in a election 25, the veto put law makers at a position.

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The increase is possible because of a more than $480 million tax increase approved in a separate bill.

"I am concerned that the buy-out provisions will be viewed as "credit negative" by rating agencies if not changed", he said.

Thousands of teachers rallied at the Kentucky Capitol on Friday, urging lawmakers to override the veto, holding signs and chanting "we love our children".

Lawmakers also expressed their grievances on Twitter. Is he resorting to these disgusting comments because the legislature overrode his veto?

As that reality started to sink in at the Capitol, the governor expressed his frustration with the teachers who called in sick to rally to reporters. They are instead focused on education funding and a battle over their pensions. "They've done nothing to improve that process", said Carpenter.

"I don't think the governor's comments are in any way accurate", he told BuzzFeed News.

Plus, the budget would eliminate several ancillary education programs like teacher professional development and grants for textbooks and other instructional materials. The budget includes 6.25 percent baseline cuts for most state agencies, although some agencies are spared.

Sherri Botts teaches fifth grade in Lexington. "They think we are going to get exhausted and go home", she said.

As the session comes to an end, many are already looking to November.

This fall, all 100 seats in the state House are up for re-election and half of the 38 seats in the Senate. They did so as teachers in red-clad t-shirts watched closely from the gallery.

This post has been updated.

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