each on questions provided them in advance and then continued with open discussion. A summary of each discussion was later provided by staff to the full committee.3

Information gathering, then, drew on the speakers in the committee’s public sessions, the three focus group sessions, comments provided to the committee by outside groups, comments provided by individuals to the committee through the study Web site, a review of the literature, and data analysis by staff.

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3 See Appendix D for a list of questions and participants for each of the three sessions.



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