Monday wrap: Concealed weapons bill, game fish, more protests and arrests

Posted May 6, 2013

Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie and investigative reporter Mark Binker recap a very long day at the state legislature.

Lawmakers started the day with debate on a bill that would classify three species of coastal fish as game fish.

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Later, 30 protesters were arrested inside the legislative building, and the House tentatively approved a bill allowing concealed weapons on college campuses, state property, greenways, bike trails, at sporting events and in businesses that serve alcohol.

Monday's wrap also previews Senate Republicans' tax plan, which will reduces sales, income and corporate taxes by curbing government spending.


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  • speckledmytrout May 7, 1:57 p.m.

    Would like to see the gamefish bill signed into law. I've seen first hand too many wastes of the marine resources by netters. Thousands of dead striped bass due to failed commercial gear and dozens of undersize speckled trout floating in one creek alone, culled from nets, thrown back dead.

  • jrfergerson May 7, 10:30 a.m.

    Truth in the comment: It's no wonder kids these days have no respect teachers and constantly disrupt the class. That's what there mentors are doing