Peter Hasson reports at the Daily Caller:
Voicing their clear opposition to a guidance from Michigan's Board of Education that would push schools to allow male students to use girls bathrooms and locker rooms, Republicans in the state legislature hit board members where it hurts: their wallets.
A House appropriations subcommittee amended a budget bill on Wednesday to strip all travel and per-diem funding from the Board of Education, meaning board members will have to pay for travel expenses out-of-pocket if the budget bill is approved.
"According to a statement from Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter, the Board 'failed to notify the state Legislature before moving forward on this controversial proposal'," the DC reports.
"The Board kept the public [in] the dark as well, issuing the guidance without a press release," the DC states.
"We have heard from countless parents who are upset at being deliberately cut out of their children's education, and are livid at a government body that is trying to cut them out under the cover of night," Speaker Cotter is quoted as saying.
"The word is out now on their divisive plan, and many parents are scrambling to have their voices heard."
"Originally, the public had only until April 11 to comment on the proposed guidance," the DC reports. But "facing strong public backlash, the Board announced the comment period would be extended an additional 30 days. The public can submit feedback on the proposed policy here."