Senate passes bill to freeze tuition rates

But the idea still faces an uncertain future. Last month, Burgum signed legislation that will allow most adults to carry a hidden firearm without a permit, making North Dakota one of about a dozen “constitutional carry” states.

The Montana Senate approved a state budget today that’s about $19 million above the budget passed by the House of Representatives.

When it passed the Senate on March 29, SB 386 was more open-ended.

The amendment changes the date the law would go into effect from 2021 to 2025 and requires the schools chief to have lived in IN for at least two years and earned an advanced degree. A bill (SB 1388) filed by Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, would seek to regulate tuition for the first time since 2003.

In a letter to Nelson, Dayton’s education commissioner Brenda Cassellius said the Senate bill is fair, but added that “children need far more than a fair bill … they need and deserve a great one”.

Democrats got their reminder last week from President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne. Since then, tuition costs have increased by more than 140 percent.

In a session where roughly $1.1 billion in state funding for higher education special items could be eliminated in the Senate draft budget, universities could be without a reliable base of funding from both the state and their own students. A tuition freeze would limit the schools’ ability to make up for those losses.

Under an amendment filed Friday, the state would be required to add five additional medical marijuana treatment centers – at least one of which must be a black farmer – by October 3, 2017. The Orange Park Republican has filed eight amendments to his bill, incorporating aspects of several other implementing bills filed in the Senate during the 2017 Legislative Session.

Changes in these laws are way past due. Mike Pence and Republican leaders in the Legislature over the state’s grading system for schools and private school voucher system, among other things. “We can not shortchange our state’s future by underfunding education”.

The bill that would allow for the expansion of broadband in rural West Virginia got new life Wednesday when the Senate Government Organization Committee recalled the bill that it gutted the day before.

“I think we should be concerned about the seven that we’ve already licensed”, Montford said.

“Indiana’s monopoly utilities are trying to kill solar power just as it’s becoming an affordable choice for many Hoosier families, churches and businesses”, Jodi Perras, manager of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign in IN, said in a statement.

Senate panel passes medical marijuana plan