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Clancy DuBos: Tort reform, wages among the fights brewing in upcoming legislative session

By Clancy DuBos February 28, 2020 State lawmakers will have lots of issues to resolve when they begin their annual session March 9. More than a third of them will be brand new to the process, thanks to term limits and a successful push by conservative forces in last year’s statewide elections to replace white rural Democrats with white Republicans. It remains to be seen how partisan the new Legislature will be. Early talk about working together probably won’t last long. There are too many polarizing issues (and special interests) for it to be otherwise. Here’s a look at some of the issues lawmakers will consider: ... Equal Pay ...