Ryan Suppe and Kevin Richert

Governor signs library bill, school facilities ‘trailer’ as session adjourns

Libraries hosting material considered “harmful” to minors could face a $250 statutory fine.

Statehouse roundup, 4.3.24: Library bill heads to governor’s desk, as Legislature recesses

The library votes came on a fitful and confrontational 87th day of the legislative session, as lawmakers scramble to finish their work for 2024.

Statehouse roundup, 3.28.24: Senate rejects summer lunch program funding

INSIDE: Launch sideboards advance, lawmakers publicize forthcoming plan to activate school facilities funding.

Statehouse roundup, 3.27.24: Senate kills Phoenix bill, throwing purchase into jeopardy

Also, budget writers OK’d additional time to roll out career-technical education grants.

Trailer park: Lawmakers pass competing bills to address four-day school issues

The last-minute proposals — “trailer” bills, in Statehouse shorthand — seek to fix a controversial piece of an omnibus school facilities bill.

Statehouse roundup, 3.22.24: Budget committee approves $145 million for attendance funding gap

Also, the Senate could soon consider four “trailer” bills making significant changes to the recently passed school facilities funding legislation.

Statehouse roundup, 3.20.24: Senate committee delays vote on latest library bill

In other news, a bill banning abortion providers from supplying schools with sex education materials is headed to Gov. Brad Little’s desk.

Statehouse roundup, 3.19.24: Session slows to a grind, with some big education issues stalled

With one big bill on hold on the Senate floor, a big piece of the state budget is in its own state of stasis.

Statehouse roundup, 3.18.24: State auditors will examine K-12 funding gaps

MORE INSIDE: Student telehealth bill dies, committee passes immunization opt-out bill.

Statehouse roundup, 3.15.24: Critchfield unveils incremental funding formula change

In other news, the House passed a bill banning the forced use of titles and pronouns that are “inconsistent with (a) person’s sex.” The bill applies to school staff and students.