Republicans respond to the end of the 2018 legislative session
May 10, 2018
Republicans respond to the end of the 2018 legislative session, which saw former Representative Don Shooter expelled from the House and a promise for a 20 percent increase in teacher salary by 2020.
“In many ways, it was a remarkable and productive session,” Republican Senate President Steve Yarbrough says. “We passed a significant teacher pay raise, we extended prop 301, we did additional assistance and we did a lot of other things in a variety of areas.”
J.D. Mesnard, Republican Speaker of the House, recognizes the bad that the year saw. The House expelled a member for the first time in over 70 years which is never easy, Mesnard says.