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Running Start costs bill receives public hearing one week before first session cutoff

January 31, 2020

House and Senate committees wrapped up the bulk of their public hearings this week, as the first cutoff of the 2020 session approaches Feb. 7. That cutoff requires bills to be voted out of their assigned policy committee in order to continue in the legislative process. Friday morning, the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Committee took up a Superintendent of Public Instruction-requested bill that would require colleges to pick up the cost of books and fees for Running Start students. Also up for hearings were bills on college administrative staffing levels and collegiate athlete compensation. >>

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