This issue of "Legislative Review" takes a look at the news in higher education from April 11 to 15, 2011. This Legislative Review reports that: (1) Now in the final stages of the 2011 Legislative Session, House and Senate conference committees are working to reconcile versions of key bills approved by each chamber. These bills are: (a) HB 1003, the NDUS budget bill; (b) HB 1020, the NDSU Ag budget bill; and (c) HB 1033, the "flexibility with accountability" bill related to block grants; and (2) HB 1018, the Department of Commerce budget bill, was defeated in the House April 13 on a vote of 22-69. Later in the day, the agency's budget was amended into SB 2057, originally the Centers of Excellence bill. In its current form, both the process for establishing new Centers of Excellence and all funding to do so have been removed from SB 2057. As amended, the bill was passed by the House April 14 on a vote of 73-19. Lists of bills passed this week and bills failed this week are also reported.