Amended ed bill OK'd

Advocate Staff Photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK --  The state Senate is voting Wednesday on some of the bills that make up Gov. Bobby  Jindal's overhaul of the state's education system. The upper chamber approved one bill and sent it to the Louisiana House to concur in the minor changes made to the langugage. Show caption
Advocate Staff Photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- The state Senate is voting Wednesday on some of the bills that make up Gov. Bobby Jindal's overhaul of the state's education system. The upper chamber approved one bill and sent it to the Louisiana House to concur in the minor changes made to the langugage.

The state Senate voted 23-16 Wednesday afternoon to approve a key piece of legislation in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s education revamp.

The legislation that would revamp public school teacher job protection laws was amended, which means the measure will have to return to the Louisiana House.

The changes were minor.

The proposal is House Bill 974. It is one of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s key bills to revamp public school operations.

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