Capitol Update is a daily review of state government during the Legislative Session. Topics today include:

  • A bill that would make private school vouchers available for every student passed the full House; the Senate version cleared its last committee. 
  • While the full House passed tort reform legislation, so many people showed up to testify in the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee that the meeting was extended extra hours before the committee approved their tort reform proposal.
  • Senate and House committees approved bills imposing new requirements on unions representing teachers and other public workers, with exceptions for law enforcement and firefighter unions.