Ninety-seven days ago today, the 2008 legislative session was gaveled to order. Many lawmakers vowed to make sure public education, Medicaid other needs were properly funded. Passing meaningful legislation was a priority. But with one week left before they go home, how much did lawmakers accomplish? What’s left undone? Here is a sampling of bills approved and those still under discussion. HB means House bill; SB stands for Senate bill.
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