Lawmakers prep to make final push for range of legislation

A slate of election reform bills, housing protections and improved student safety and well-being are among the initiatives local legislators are hoping continue to gain momentum when the state Legislature reconvenes Aug. 6.

Out on summer recess as of Friday, July 13, legislators had a chance to catch their breath from a busy year of drafting and tracking progress on bills aimed at a range of goals, from securing state elections from cyber threats to protecting veterans from housing discrimination.