NH House approves bill to raise marriage age to 16

Inaction is not an option on Kentucky's pension reform

Inaction is not an option on Kentucky's pension reform

But Burns attacked both Harshman's model and his efforts to win over lawmakers during the conference committee meeting. "On one hand they want us to protect and be armed. but they want to silence our voice". "I had this weird feeling that I would never see her again alive", recalled Tonya Boyd.

Specifically, the Senate plan took about $13 million away from the teacher, school personnel, and state police pay raise portion of the amended bill, transferring it to all state workers instead at an equalized four percent pay raise for the next fiscal year. Under the bill, 0.2 percent of the retail sales tax collected by lodging facilities, vehicle rental businesses and restaurants, will fund these efforts.

"I think it was a really good compromise", said Rep. Kim Rice, R-Hudson. "And my fear is that this bill will die in conferees".

The House passed the legislation (SB 186) late Wednesday night, sending it to Gov. Rick Scott's desk for approval.

House Bill 31 has already passed the Wyoming House of Representatives and two readings in the Wyoming Senate. "Practices that were once the norm are being challenged because we know these things are not in the best interest of children and families".

"Development and eventual deployment of advanced vehicle technologies have the potential to significantly reduce the number of crashes and at the same time expand mobility options for persons with disabilities, seniors, and those who require access to more affordable transportation", the letter reads.

Crescent Gallagher
Crescent Gallagher

Justice on Tuesday signed into law House Bill 4145, establishing a 5 percent pay increase for State Police, public school teachers and school service employees, effective July 1.

"The ball was dropped, and we're just trying to clean up the mess right now", Beach said. Under this timetable, the House could vote to send the Budget Bill to the Senate on Wednesday.

For that reason, supporters of the bill, including advocates for victims of domestic violence, wanted it to pass cleanly, with no substantive amendments, which is what happened in the House when it passed there, 122-0, on February 2.

The Senate has not yet taken any action on those proposals, although senators said their goal is to push something through before the end of March.

"For example, I had a patient come in this week that is very near-sited, wears contact lens and came in for an exam, claiming it was a little blurry", Gaddie said. "I don't believe Senator Carmichael was ever on the same page with these guys". "Because with this, we have not agreed to use any of the $58 million of the governor's revenue estimates".

"Each one of them has done this, come back with a revised project", Beach said. While he's not terminally ill, he says its important for people who are suffering to hear words of hope. The bill creates the Georgia Joint Defense Commission, which would advise the governor and Legislature on defense and military issues within the state and nationwide, make recommendations regarding plans to support the long-term development of our state's military, and develop ways to enhance a community's relationship with military installations and defense-related business.

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