CottonMouth – Charter School bill one vote short

Representatives were called into Republican Speaker Philip Gunn’s office today prior to the House Education Committee meeting, at which the Senate charter schools bill was to be presented. The intention of the meeting was to press Education Committee members into voting for the bill. The effort may not have worked, however, as Chairman John Moore (R – Brandon) announced during the committee meeting that there had been a late development. The bill was laid on the table subject to call, and the committee adjourned until tomorrow morning. There’s much more, though.