A few supporters of State Representative Peter Pettalia seem to be quite sensitive when his voting record on K-12 funding is revealed. The fact is, even with the loss of the federal stimulus money from 2009, our school aid fund would have been $1 billion richer had it not been for votes like those of Representative Pettalia who voted to take the funds out of K-12 school aid and use them in areas not earmarked in Proposal A. With existing Proposal A revenue, that is property tax and sales tax, schools would have 5 percent more money had it not been for this unprecedented diversion of funds by Representative Pettalia and his Republican leaders. So, yes, Representative Pettalia's record on K-12 funding is less than desirable. You can change this by voting for Ken Hubbard in this year's election for the 106th House district. Ken is on the record for restoring funding for our public schools by using the proposal A tax dollars in the way the voters designated so that we can offer the quality education that the Republican majority in state government has ignored.