Legislature at a mid-point: Blessed House, Senate bills


House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. on Wednesday blessed 36 bills stuck in nonexempt committees that will remain in the mix when the Legislature returns from the turnaround break next week.

Among those bills getting the speaker’s blessing and will remain alive were the parents bill of rights regarding students, the educational savings accounts, remote rural job incentives and increasing penalties for assaulting a hospital worker.

Bills stricken from the calendar included one allowing persons with felony drug convictions to receive benefits for food assistance.

Other bills . . .


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