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Hearings resume as Legislature reaches Floor Cutoff

March 10, 2017

The Legislature reached floor cutoff on Wednesday, which means that bills had to be voted out of their originating chamber in order to continue on in the legislative process. Committee hearings resumed Thursday, with House bills being heard in the Senate and Senate bills being heard in the House. Neither the House Higher Education Committee nor the Senate Higher Education Committee held hearings this week. >>

Legislature reaches fiscal committee cutoff

February 24, 2017

The Legislature reached its second cutoff of the 2017 session today, with bills in fiscal committees need to be voted out in order to continue in the legislative process. Committees on Appropriations, Capital Budget, Finance, Ways & Means and Transportation held marathon hearings this week to move through full agendas and vote on bills before today's cutoff. >>

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