Eye On Boise

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013, 1:39 P.M.

House passes bill to end early retirement incentive for teachers

SB 1089, which repeals Idaho’s teacher early retirement incentive program, has passed the House on a 54-15 vote. All House Democrats opposed the measure, as did GOP Reps. Mike Moyle, R-Star, and Douglas Hancey, R-Rexburg. The measure, which had earlier passed the Senate, now heads to the governor’s desk. Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, said there’s no money in the public schools budget for the incentive next year, so if the bill didn’t pass, the state would have to come up with $3.6 million. Rep. Janie Ward-Engelking, D-Boise, argued against the bill, saying the incentive program has saved the state $100 million, as retirees were replaced with newer, lower-earning teachers.

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