Recap, bills, next week

Recap

This last week’s highlight was the House budget release, debate on the budget, and votes on the budget and amendments to it.  As with most budgets, there was good (SEBB funding) and bad (reduced paraeducator training funding) in the budget.

Bills

The only new bills introduced now are those to implement the budget.  One in particular, HB 2140, implements reduced funding for paraeducator training (reduced from four to two days).  Here’s the Higher Ed and K 12 bill reports.

Next Week

Senate budget testimony, debates, and votes will dominate next week.  Additionally, committees will pushing final bills through by Wednesday, April 3.

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