A week from Friday marks the deadline for policy bills to pass out of their respective policy committees. As such committees in both chambers are holding packed public hearings and executive sessions to hear and act on bills.
Last week and this week the House and Senate higher education policy committees held several public hearings focusing on a range of topics from tuition and financial aid policy to efficiencies at institutions of higher education and veterans’ access to higher education.
This week both committees continued their work in moving bills from the policy committee either to their respective chamber floors or to an appropriations committee.
This work will continue next week as the deadline for policy bills nears. In the House legislators will hear bills related to academic credit for military training and financial aid policy. In the Senate policymakers will hold public hearings on legislation focused on self-supporting, fee based programs, and financial aid and tuition policy.