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Glass Pipe Tax - Confirmation - Income Verification - Abortion Testimony

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John Pemble / IPR file
A public hearing for HJR 2004 draws a large crowd at the Capitol. The rotunda serves as an overflow room. This constitutional amendment states abortion rights are not guaranteed by the state constitution.

The governor appoints hundreds of people to positions requiring Senate confirmation. This week some of the individuals making it through the required two-thirds majority vote are Department of Natural Resources director Kayla Lyon and Department of Human Services director Kelly Kennedy Garcia. The Senate takes up a bill requiring a third-party vendor to verify the income of a person on a public assistance program. And the House holds a public hearing on a controversial constitutional amendment stating the state constitution does not guarantee access to abortion services.

John Pemble is a reporter for IPR