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Mon April 21, 2014
Legislative Roundtable: Education, Business, and Fracking
The short state legislative session is always filled with a little bit of drama. Namely, there are the burning questions: Can lawmakers get everything done by the end of session? Will we know what’s in the bills that get passed?
But with a budget set, and with all of them facing re-election this year, the short session can often be a time for lawmakers to work on legislation that’s near and dear to them. If you’re a new Democratic senator like Gary Holder-Winfield, that might mean pre-K education.
If you’re a Republican representative like Gail Lavielle, that might mean making sure the state’s more business-friendly. And if you’re a Democrat in the House like Matt Lesser, that might mean addressing the problem of waste from hydraulic fracturing.
This hour, lawmakers answer questions about these issues -- and high-schoolers take on chronic absenteeism.
- Sen. Gary Holder-Winfield - Represents the 10th State Senate District
- Rep. Gail Lavielle - Serves the 143rd General Assembly District
- Rep. Matt Lesser - Serves the 100th General Assembly District
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