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Speaker, Pro-Tem co-sponsoring ed bills

House Speaker Lawerence Denney and Senate President Pro-Tem Bob Geddes both confirm that they're co-sponsoring the new education bills, which make permanent changes to state laws to allow school cuts, with the House and Senate education chairmen. "Our names are on them," Denney told Eye on Boise. "I have not pored through them to see exactly what they say. We do think those are important changes we need to make to give these school superintendents some flexibility. Generally, I totally agree that we have to make these changes to have the flexibility to do what needs to be done."

Geddes said, "The only reason they're good bills is we have really no other option to make the schools flexible enough to meet the funding goals. ... At this point, I don't know exactly what's necessary. I think we've got just a list of options that we're pursuing." He added, "This is getting worse and more painful by the day."

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