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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JULY 17, 2017
LAWS OF THE LAND PART II

Last week this column looked at laws going into effect on July 1. Since that is the date most legislation goes into effect, there are a large number of new laws or altered laws due to legislation passed this past Session.  (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JULY 7, 2017
NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT JULY 1 - PART I

When legislation is written and passed by the Legislature, the author can put a definite date for the bill as law goes into effect. Sometimes that language may say" upon signature of the Governor" which means the day the Governor signs the legislation, the law is effective.  (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JUNE 30, 2017
HALF OF BOND PACKAGE GOES TO EDUCATION

When the state sold $1.39 billion in bonds in the market last week, the investment in all educational facilities and equipment represented almost half of the entire package, totaling some $632.5 million. K-12 education capital outlay spending accounted for $230.2 million of the total bond package.  (More)

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