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Legislature reaches second policy cutoff, budget proposals moving

February 28, 2020

The House and Senate released their operating budget proposals Monday, holding hearings that afternoon. The House also released its version of the capital budget, holding a hearing on Tuesday. Policy committees were also back at work this week following last Wednesday's house of origin cutoff date. They worked fast, hearing and voting on bills to meet today's policy committee cutoff. >>

Policy committees back at work following first floor cutoff

February 21, 2020

The Legislature reached a major milestone Wednesday when bills had to be voted out of their chamber of origin to continue in the legislative process. Bills on allowing students to use the Dual Enrollment Scholarship program to buy apprenticeship materials, prohibiting colleges from withholding transcripts as a means of debt collection and hiring practices related to sexual misconducted passed their chambers, while bills on corrections education, college employee housing and uniform reporting of college fiscal details all died. >>

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