With the legislative session now over, there will be some changes to education in the upcoming school year, including some sort of class size reduction -- though not as much as some people may like. There will be more money for English Language Learners programs. There will also be changes to graduation requirements and more full day kindergarten. Ruben Murillo Jr, President of the Clark County Education Association, will join us to discuss his take on this year's legislature and what it means for educators and students. He'll also share his thoughts on the new CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, as well as his new job as head of the state teacher's union.
Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick says she wants to do away with the tax hikes approved by the legislature in 2009. Those taxes were scheduled to sunset but have twice been extended. While she hasn't made any concrete plans, Kirkpatrick has said a "revenue neutral" approach that could include a services tax on things like haircuts and car repairs might be a better option. We'll talk with Marilyn Kirkpatrick about her plan for taxes in the legislature. We'll also discuss the politics of expanding taxes with Las Vegas Sun Senior Politics Editor Anjeanette Damon.