Capitol Updates



Friday`s Capitol Report

Tom Trowbridge, New Mexico News Network
Santa Fe, Feb 16, 2017
INTRO:
At the State Capitol, lawmakers on the Senate Public Affairs Committee will be hearing legislation designed to reduce pharmaceutical prices by establishing a statewide council. Tom Trowbridge has details on that and more from the Roundhouse.

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Thursday`s Capitol Report

Tom Trowbridge, New Mexico News Network
Santa Fe, Feb 15, 2017
INTRO: At the State Capitol, there are multiple efforts in the State Senate to change the way New Mexico Public Schools are graded. Tom Trowbridge has the story:             Runs 1:29    Q: Std ((TOM)): Senator Howie Morales’ Senate Bill 40 would repeal the current school grading system and replace it. The new criteria would be established by the State School Grades Council, created in the bill and attached to the state public education Department. Morales, a Silver City Democrat, says people across the state are well aware of problems with the current school grading system.           HMorales-1  :17 Morales’ bill cleared its first committee hurdles; it’s now before the Senate Finance Committee. Meanwhile, another bill in the Senate would amend the A-B-C-D-F School Ratings Act. Albuquerque Senator Mimi Stewart’s proposing changing the calculation of school grades—lessening the weight of testing and requiring additional detail for reporting student achievement and growth data.            MStewart-1  :30 Stewart’s bill also establishes a work group to study the school grading system over the next two years. For the New Mexico News Network, I’m Tom Trowbridge

Thursday`s Capitol Report

Tom Trowbridge, New Mexico News Network
Santa Fe, Feb 15, 2017
INTRO: At the State Capitol, there are multiple efforts in the State Senate to change the way New Mexico Public Schools are graded. Tom Trowbridge has the story:             Runs 1:29    Q: Std ((TOM)): Senator Howie Morales’ Senate Bill 40 would repeal the current school grading system and replace it. The new criteria would be established by the State School Grades Council, created in the bill and attached to the state public education Department. Morales, a Silver City Democrat, says people across the state are well aware of problems with the current school grading system.           HMorales-1  :17 Morales’ bill cleared its first committee hurdles; it’s now before the Senate Finance Committee. Meanwhile, another bill in the Senate would amend the A-B-C-D-F School Ratings Act. Albuquerque Senator Mimi Stewart’s proposing changing the calculation of school grades—lessening the weight of testing and requiring additional detail for reporting student achievement and growth data.            MStewart-1  :30 Stewart’s bill also establishes a work group to study the school grading system over the next two years. For the New Mexico News Network, I’m Tom Trowbridge

Thursday`s Capitol Report

Tom Trowbridge, New Mexico News Network
Santa Fe, Feb 15, 2017
INTRO: At the State Capitol, there are multiple efforts in the State Senate to change the way New Mexico Public Schools are graded. Tom Trowbridge has the story:             Runs 1:29    Q: Std ((TOM)): Senator Howie Morales’ Senate Bill 40 would repeal the current school grading system and replace it. The new criteria would be established by the State School Grades Council, created in the bill and attached to the state public education Department. Morales, a Silver City Democrat, says people across the state are well aware of problems with the current school grading system.           HMorales-1  :17 Morales’ bill cleared its first committee hurdles; it’s now before the Senate Finance Committee. Meanwhile, another bill in the Senate would amend the A-B-C-D-F School Ratings Act. Albuquerque Senator Mimi Stewart’s proposing changing the calculation of school grades—lessening the weight of testing and requiring additional detail for reporting student achievement and growth data.            MStewart-1  :30 Stewart’s bill also establishes a work group to study the school grading system over the next two years. For the New Mexico News Network, I’m Tom Trowbridge