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A week of great support for higher education

January 31, 2020

Session is fast approaching the first cutoff date, Feb. 7. This next week, we will see many committees fill their committee meetings with public hearings and executive sessions to pass the bills they are in favor of out of their committee. Any bill that hasn’t been passed out of their policy committee by Feb. 7 will be “dead” for the 2019-20 biennium and will have to be refiled in the 2021 legislative session, if bill sponsors would like them reconsidered. Bills in fiscal committees have slightly longer until the cutoff date of Feb. 11. >>

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Student representatives using their voices to make a difference

January 24, 2020

Barely a week old, this legislative session is proving to be an exciting one; especially for SBCTC as bills like HB 1702, which would specify classes offering low-cost course material when students register for classes have been resurrected, and new ones like SB 6492, which addresses workforce education investment funding have been introduced. >>

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