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Common Core Bill Wins Final Approval, Heads to Governor

Trying to end nearly two years of bitter disputes, the Louisiana Senate on Friday gave final approval to a bill that is the key measure in a Common Core compromise.

The legislation, House Bill 373, cleared the Senate 38-0 without debate or questions.

The bill earlier breezed through the House, and both votes reflected dramatic changes in how the issue unfolded during the 2015 Legislature compared to last year.

The proposal now goes to Gov. Bobby Jindal, a former Common Core backer turned opponent who supports the legislation.