Monthly Archives: April 2011

Capital Budget Concerns

By Dave Donaldson
The House and Senate gaveled in their special session yesterday to deal with ten bills that the governor gave them after the end of the regular session.  By the end of the afternoon’s floor session, they had already dispensed with two of those measures.
However, the key to success of the rest of the session is how members deal with the most-divisive issue at the capitol this year — the capital projects budget.   Continue reading

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Day 90

By Dave Donaldson

This year’s legislative session is over.  But the work is not complete – and no one is going home.  The special session begins this afternoon.  Continue reading

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Sunday Adjournment Unlikely

By Dave Donaldson
This year’s legislative session will not end Sunday night — the voter-mandated ninety day deadline.  It’s not yet clear how long beyond that date members will need to finish the work that’s still pending. Continue reading

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Governor Pulls Out of Talks To Resolve Coastal Management

By Dave Donaldson

Talks to keep the coastal management program going after July first have fallen apart.   Continue reading

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Federal Shutdown

By Libby Casey
With only one more day to fund the government and head off a federal shutdown, Congress is still wrangling over politics and dollars.  Continue reading

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Coastal Management

By Dave Donaldson
Legislation is moving that could lead to a long-term extension of the state’s coastal management program.  Continue reading

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Money for Schools, Voc-Ed

By Dave Donaldson

The Senate has also created a dedicated funding stream for high school vocational education programs to train students for the jobs that might be available to them when they graduate. Continue reading

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