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Legislature reaches first cutoff, corrections education bill passed out of House committee

February 05, 2016

Today marks the Legislature’s first cutoff day — the point at which bills must be voted out of policy committees to continue in the legislative process. So far, the system-request corrections education bill was voted out of the House Higher Education Committee, as were bills on disability accommodations, bachelor’s degrees at community and technical colleges, and programs that would fund tuition for qualified students. >>

Students rally on behalf of colleges, corrections education bill heard in Senate committee

January 31, 2016

More than 200 community and technical college students from around the state rallied in Olympia on Tuesday to show support for the colleges. Meanwhile, 24 people turned out to testify in favor of a system-request bill to allow prisons to offer associate degrees. Public hearings are picking up steam as the Feb. 5 cutoff date nears for bills to pass out of policy committees. >>

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