Senator Switalski's second statement is as follows:
It is true, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Once again, I have been borrowing the brilliant ideas from my
colleagues from across the aisle and offering them as my own in these amendments, but I give them full credit.
These are very good ideas. This amendment tie-bars a substitute to a Birkholz bill that would restrict administrative
costs to no more than 28 percent. This is part of the Republican package of reforms. I think it is a very legitimate
reform. We have to drive resources into the classroom, and this is a way to do that. I hope that all members will
support this. It is the type of thing that we should be doing when we are looking at reforms.
Senator Switalski's third statement is as follows:
This one is actually one of my own bills. I have to take credit for this one. It is a tie-bar to an election
consolidation bill that would restrict elections to August and November. Let me add that my two worthy colleagues-
-great minds think alike--Senators McManus and Brown have offered similar legislation to consolidate elections. I
commend them for these ideas. We all are thinking along the same lines, that schools are wasting resources and
government is wasting resources by holding duplicative, low-turnout elections. We should consolidate them to
August and November. This tie-bar would do that. I hope members will vote for more efficient government and
support my amendment.