Part-timers and TPA pass House

Big news as two more priority bills pass

It was a late Monday and early Tuesday at the Capitol as the House passed two more of our priority bills – the part-time employees bill and the Taxpayer Protection Act.

The House Monday night (Feb. 12) passed the bill to leave no doubt and add part-time state employees to civil service. HB 2669 passed on a vote of 50-47. It now goes to the Senate.

And thanks to your phone calls and messages, the House shortly after midnight today (Feb. 13) passed the Taxpayer Protection Act. HB 1851 passed on a vote of 52-45. It now goes to the Senate. HB 1851 would bring transparency and accountability when a state agency is considering outsourcing state jobs.