Hillyard taking a wait and see approach to vouchers, ending collective bargaining

A group of educators was in Salt Lake City last week asking for more money for public education and protesting State Senator Howard Stephenson’s proposed legislation that calls for ending collective bargaining and approving a voucher system.State Senator Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, is waiting to see what exactly is being proposed before he really weighs in on those issues.”I’d have to read the bill and see exactly what and why they were trying to do,” Hillyard says. “I personally haven’t had any real problems with labor unions here in Utah, both public employees and for the UEA. So I’d have to see this problem and see how they address it for me to make a decision.”As for more money, Hillyard says it is now just public education that is asking for more money and there is just not enough revenue to go around.

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