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Budget & Appropriations

Legislative Update: Utah

Utah Legislature poised to override Governor’s veto of bills that address separation of powers The Utah state legislature will convene to vote to override Governor Herbert’s veto of two bills and a budget line-item veto related to the bills. The first bill – SB 171 – authorizes the legislature to intervene in court cases that impact laws passes without depending upon the state Attorney General.  The Governor’s position is that this […]

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Legislative Update: Arizona

President Trump signs McCain sponsored bill to expand the Amber Alert program to Indian Country            The McCain bill, cosponsored by ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D), is a bi-partisan effort to address gaps in the Amber Alert program that oftentimes leaves Indian Country, especially rural areas, in the dark.  The bill provides additional resources to Tribes to improve public safety by hastening child abduction alerts with the goal […]

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Legislative Update: Colorado

Colorado lawmakers consider bill to increase sexual misconduct requirements for colleges and universities A proposed bill to require Colorado colleges and universities to adopt and periodically review sexual misconduct policies has passed the House Education committee and heads to the full House for consideration.  The Senate version has secured a sponsor. The sexual misconduct policies will be required to include options for reporting, investigation and judgement procedures, and protections for […]

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Legislative Update: New Mexico

State makes additional money available for Summer school programs Additional funds have been made available for the upcoming Summer school program which will serve more than 22,000 low-income children.  The additional funds will add an extra 25 instructional days to the program. A total of $28 million is available statewide for Summer school.  All 50 school districts and charters schools that have applied for the funds will participate.  Additionally, the […]

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