Today, Senator Henri Martin voted in favor of HB 5430, which would eliminate the 1% extra “teacher tax” increase to retirement contributions, and imposed on public school teachers during last fall’s comprise budget. Thanks to Senator Martin and other legislators, the bill passed out of committee 50-1, and now awaits a vote before the entire legislature.

Similarly, Rep. Cara Pavalock-D’Amato, a member of the education committee, voted in favor of SB-453, a bill concerning school safety and disruptive behavior in the classroom. The bill has now advanced out of committee 35-0, and also awaits a vote from the entire legislature.

Bristol teachers appreciate the support of these legislators!