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Capitol Update is daily review of state government during the Legislative Session. Today’s topics include:
- The 2019 Legislative Session opened this week with speeches from the new Senate President, new House Speaker and new Governor.
- The full Senate approved a bill that would legalize the smokable form of medical marijuana.
- A Senate committee approved a bill that would make texting while driving a primary offense and add other offenses – like writing or putting on makeup – to the list.