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By Representative Mike Hopkins - R
House District 92 

Wrap up of productive session

Legislative update - Week 16


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Representative Mike Hopkins (R) - House District 92

The 66th Legislative Session has come to an end. Out of all the Legislative Sessions I have seen, this has been the most productive. When I first got involved in politics, the State Budget was growing on average between 8-12 percent per biennium. For the second session in a row, we were able to pass a conservative budget that repaired the damage from the special session, taking care of our essential services without necessitating tax increases.

In 2017, the budget grew by 0.6 percent over the 2015 budget. The 2019 budget will end up being a 1.6 percent increase compared to the 2017 budget....

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