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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, APRIL 19, 2019
K-12 EDUCATION FARES VERY WELL IN 2019 SESSION

K-12 Education continued to be a major investment in the Amended and General Budgets passed this Session. Legislation focused on school safety and expanding counseling and mental health services as well as areas such as improving dyslexia screening and assistance.
School Safety, teacher pay raises and fully funding QBE highlighted the FY 19 and 20 Budgets. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, APRIL 15, 2019
MENTAL HEALTH AND DISABILITY A FOCUS OF THE SESSION AND BUDGET

From Governor Kemp's first address, to legislators at the Biennial in December, to his other major addresses, one theme was consistent: "Mental Health issues will be front and center in this administration." From the marquee piece of reform legislation to a state budget replete with many additions to funding for Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, this intense interest was apparent. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, APRIL 5, 2019
LEGISLATURE ENDS ON A "HIGH"
Maybe it's a sign of the times, but it seemed that an inordinate amount of time was spent on Sine Die day discussing medical marijuana, TCH, cannabis oil, hemp and how the products will be grown and sold. (More)

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