This MESSA thing has caused some angst with some of my caucus brothers. Take Kevin Green, for example. The conservative Republican from Wyoming has lots of public school types who have pressured him greatly NOT to vote for MESSA reform. Hey, its tough to do the right thing when you are getting veiled threats of a strong opponent in the next election by those folks at the MEA.
But my buddy Kevin, principled conservative that he is, put his "Green" vote up and supported the MESSA reform. Send Kevin a thank you note at firstname.lastname@example.org