Most Active Stories
- Battle of the Bands Finals @ MAC March 26 - Be in the LIVE Audience!
- Record-Breaking College Bass Fishing Tournament Held at Kentucky Lake
- School Districts Revise Calendars to Account for Snow Days
- Murray State Equine Science Professor Pairs Student Interests with Real-World Research
- Identifying the Warning Signs of Autism in Young Children
Wed February 1, 2012
House Passes Bill to Promote 'Green Cleaning'
By Todd Hatton
Murray, KY – The Kentucky House has passed legislation to promote the use of 'green cleaning' products in schools. The bill sponsored by Democratic Representative Carl Rollins II of Midway directs the Department of Education to disseminate to school districts lists of recommended cleaning products, procedures, policies and staff training after consulting with the Department for Environmental Protection and the U.S. Green Building Council. Rollins said the bill "doesn't cost anything" and "is not a mandate for the schools." Democratic Representative Jim Gooch of Providence spoke against it, saying it was part of "an agenda ... to scare people." Gooch said the bill would promote products that are "probably more expensive" and "probably not better" than those being used now. The bill passed 92-4.