by Geoff Dornan

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April 14, 2013
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Friday deadline kills 264 of 1,006 bills

Seven resolutions and 264 bills died Friday when they failed to get out of committee in the legislative house where they originated. Among them were Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson’s construction-defects bill, which he described as one of his top priorities. He calls the existing system a cash cow for unscrupulous lawyers that drives contractors out of business but doesn’t get homeowners the repairs they need. But a similar measure survived in the Assembly after it was amended, exempted and sent to the Ways and Means Committee. Another Roberson bill, one that would have dramatically modified the worker’s compensation program, …

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