By Marianne Goodland
Legislative reporter 

Legislative session comes to a close; $621.4 million cut from K-12 education bringing budget stabilization factor to $1.18 billion


The abbreviated 2020 legislative session drew to a close on Monday, with a flurry of last-minute and substantial bills passed in the closing days.

Those final days included approval of a law enforcement accountability bill, a measure tightening the State’s regulations on immunizations, two tax bills, a bill to extend the State’s reinsurance program, and the most important of all, final approval of the 2020-21 budget and the school finance act.

Legislators returned to the Capitol just over three weeks ago, after a 73-day recess implemented to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus, COV...

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