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Race you to the last cutoff

March 02, 2018

Legislation often beings with a story, an idea, a person. When those ideas receive a bill number and in turn get a public hearing and then pass their chamber of origin, that’s when we see the beauty of the legislative process. With the session winding down, it also places emphasis on future of legislation that hasn’t received consensus yet. Over the last two weeks, it’s felt like the session has been racing to finish line, but that has not stopped the drive legislators have to address issues and get policy to the finish line. >>

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