We should see major movement on several bills this week:
- Sen. Cam Ward‘s bill tackling prison overcrowding will go before a House panel on Thursday;
- The House health committee will hold public debate on a host of policies governing access to abortions;
- Two proposals are expected to be kicked around to address the budget crisis with a significant gaming expansion.
We’re on day 17 of the 2015 session and should see a couple of interesting votes today.
House Bill 236 allows kids in home schools access to extracurricular activities at their zoned school. This was quite a sticking point in the debate over virtual schools last week so we’ll have to see how it fares on its own.
Senate Bill 157 authorizes college scholarships for children who have been in foster care, even those adopted after age 14.
Keep checking ALToday.com for updates.