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Legislators Express Support For Extending Statute of Limitations on Civil Child Sexual Abuse Claims

Last week, Senator Brownsberger and Representative Lawn submitted a letter, signed by over 100 legislators, to the Senate President and Speaker of the House, expressing their eagerness “for the opportunity to vote to abolish or retroactively extend the statute of

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Transparency in Procurement

Last week, a political battle that I started in 2010 ended quietly. With leadership support on both sides, the Senate and the House adopted joint rules codifying sound business practices for procurement.

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The next couple of years

The next couple of years in state government will be challenging and fascinating and I appreciate the opportunity to serve as your state senator.

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Session Wrap-up

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On Tuesday night we finished formal sessions for the 2011-2012 legislative session. Here’s a summary of what we got done.

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Election Laws — Session Wrap-up

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Here is a quick summary of how things came out — mixed results.

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Senate Legislative Accomplishments — Session Wrap Up

The Senate President’s office has prepared a summary of legislative accomplishments so far this year.

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