Week 9 Legislative Recap

Week 9 Legislative Recap

The 9th Week of the legislative session brought another deadline: April 14th was the last day for House Measures to pass Senate committees and for Senate bills to pass House Committees, except for Appropriations and Budget Committee bills. One reason that the House...
Weeks 7 and 8 Legislative Recap

Weeks 7 and 8 Legislative Recap

Weeks 7 and 8 of the legislative session saw bills move from their house of origin to committees in the opposite chamber. This is a period of legislative session where bills are trimmed, amended, and culled – where some challenging work is done to ensure that the...
Week 6 Legislative Recap

Week 6 Legislative Recap

Week 6 Recap Public Health The COVID pandemic has been a source of much contentious legislation. HB 3145, which attempts to consolidate school district policies surrounding communicable diseases, passed on party lines, as did HB 3159, a bill which gained media...
Guide to Understanding Ramadan

Guide to Understanding Ramadan

The month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is the period in which Muslims are required to fast. Observing Ramadan means refraining from eating, drinking, sexual relations, and smoking from the break of dawn to sunset. Ramadan is a period of...
Initiative Petitions, Legislative Referendums, and Democracy

Initiative Petitions, Legislative Referendums, and Democracy

Initiative Petitions vs Legislative Referendums Initiative Petitions and Legislative Referendums are both terms used to describe the voting process. Citizen initiatives help people to bypass their state legislature by suggesting laws and changes to the Constitution...
Week 4 Legislative Recap

Week 4 Legislative Recap

Week 4 Legislative Wrap-up Things heated up in Week 4 of the legislative session as bills either advanced or failed as “dead” bills. Things move quickly during this period of the legislative session as lawmakers rush to meet the third reading deadline on March 17, and...

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