It continues to be a very busy time for our Committee

Article posted on May 24, 2017

We did a “gut and replace” on a House gaming bill today.  The gaming expansion is expected to generate over $100 million in revenue for the state.  The House worked with the Senate on the new language, so it should go through that chamber and be signed by the Governor soon.  I was a “no” on the bill.  As controversial as this legislation was, the final vote was a bipartisan 38-12.  The hearing this morning on the Education Savings Accounts went well.  We heard from two national organizations about how other plans are structured.  Several of the Senators, including me, had to leave for a Finance Committee meeting during the hearing and missed the panel of parents who were the last to testify.  But the information we received about what has and has not worked in other states has helped us a lot.  We have two more Education Committee hearings in the next two weeks.  It’s been, and continues to be, a very busy time for our Committee.


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