This is a special edition of Capitol Update reviewing non-COVID-related issues the Legislature has worked on so far, including:

  • Senate leaders from both parties ask lawmakers not to react to redistricting maps with their own political ambitions in mind.
  • The Governor rolled out his education budget proposals for the next fiscal year — including $600 million to boost teacher pay with annual bonuses.
  • Bills that address election security, criminal justice reform and abortions have been introduced for the 2022 Legislative session.