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Morning update: Session Day 65

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on March 19, 2013 at 7:55 am |
March 19, 2013 7:55 am

Senate Republicans say they will propose a method today to increase funding to state universities and colleges and roll back tuition increases. Sens. Michael Baumgartner, Barbara Bailey, Doug Ericksen and Andy Hill plan to unveil their proposal at 10 a.m., saying it will target the additional funding based on performance.

Also today, a 1:30 p.m. hearing focuses on Initiative 502 and Rep. Chris Hurst’s proposed changes to the marijuana-legalization measure. House Bill 2000 would relax the rules for where marijuana shops could locate and would charge growers and sellers more money for permits and fines. The House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee will consider the bill.

The Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee will hear testimony at 1o a.m. on House Bill 1651, which would seal most juvenile court records. Open records advocates opposed the bill when it had a hearing before a House committee earlier in the session.

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