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Committees continue work hearing corrections education, trust fund bills, work sessions on college system and apprenticeships

January 20, 2023

House and Senate committees continued this week hearing bills and holding work sessions to learn more about topics relevant to their work. Up for public testimony was a bill that would create a trust fund for people from low-income backgrounds and two bills affecting corrections education. The House Postsecondary Education and Workforce Committee also heard from State Board Executive Director Paul Francis with an overview of the community and technical college system. >>

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