While much of last week’s focus was on the work of the House Ways and Means Committee, much of the work this week involved the full House debating, amending and, ultimately, passing large omnibus bills assembled by that committee.
In addition to the omnibus health and human services, and tax bills, the House also passed a combination workforce, business development, climate and energy omnibus bill. All will likely need to be tackled by a conference committee with the Senate.
Those committees will take center stage next week and are already popping up on the schedule, with conference committees for the omnibus agriculture, education, environment, state government and health and human services bills planned.
Have a good weekend and here’s a look back at what you may have missed over the last few days.
Paid family leave in omnibus climate, jobs, economic development bill passed by House
Proposed Office of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson gets strong House support
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
House OKs bill to distribute opioid settlement funds, sends it to governor
House passes beefed-up protections against ‘abusive’ insurance settlements
House passes $768 million omnibus health and human services bill
House passes new process for optional online county-owned land sales
Capitol security committee would continue under bill that clears House
House passes omnibus tax bill; battle over cuts, credits now heads to Senate
VETERANS AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
Omnibus veterans and military affairs bill heads to the governor after passing House