Capitol Update is daily review of state government during the Legislative Session. Today’s topics include:

  • Flags at state buildings were lowered to half-staff Wednesday to honor COVID-19 victims and their families.
  • A Senate committee debated then approved a bill to provide COVID liability protection for health care workers and facilities.
  • A House committee took sometimes-emotional public testimony on a bill that would crack down on demonstrations that turn violent, then approved the bill.