Capitol Update is a weekly review of state government. Topics this week include:
- The Governor appointed a new Surgeon General who immediately issued a new rule preventing schools from quarantining children exposed to COVID-19 who aren’t symptomatic.
- Republican and Democratic lawmakers reacted to a bill filed by Rep. Webster Barnaby (R-Orange City) that mirrors the restrictive Texas abortion law.
- Lawmakers gathered at the Capitol for the first committee week of the 2022 session, listening to budget pitches and setting out procedures for redistricting.