Advocate for Science
March 19, 2018 --
HB200, the Budget Bill, has passed the House and is on the agenda for the Senate Appropriations & Revenue committee Tuesday 11 am on March 20. Please email or tweet members of the Senate Appropriations & Revenue Committee or call Tuesday morning... We suggest a simple message to the effect that you are one of 4000 scientists & engineers, and we oppose the education & research funding cuts in the budget bill HB200.
Kentucky Academy of Science opposes HB200, the Budget Bill, because of the deep cuts is imposes on dozens of education and research programs and on our institutions of higher education.
Read our letter explaining why we oppose the proposed budget.
We remain concerned that sufficient revenue is not being raised to restore funds for higher education and dozens of other educational programs (see a list here)
The Legislative message line is 800-372-7181. This line can be used to leave a message for that committee as well as your own legislators. If you don't know who they are, the helpful people on the phone can look them up for you.
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Stay tuned for news about additional bills affecting science & education in the 2018 legislative session, or find them with a keyword search at KyBillwatch.