Cole Lauterbach

Cole Lauterbach is a regional editor for The Center Square covering Arizona, California, and Nevada. For more than a decade, Cole has produced award-winning content on both radio and television.

Arizona GOP unveils ballot measure sending school funds directly to teachers

(The Center Square) – Noting a trend of growing administrative spending and teacher pay lagging those increases, Republican lawmakers want to require school districts to revert more of their allotted… Read More

November 15, 2023
Arizona lawmakers send Hobbs school ‘restroom accommodation’ bill

(The Center Square) – Republican lawmakers in Arizona have sent Gov. Katie Hobbs legislation that would allow parents to sue the school if their children are exposed to a… Read More

May 17, 2023
Three years after pandemic began, Biden will lift federal vaccination mandates

(The Center Square) – The Biden administration announced Monday that it would lift vaccine requirements for federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers on May 11. The end… Read More

May 2, 2023
Half of Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account students left public schools, latest data show

(The Center Square) – The portion of students taking advantage of Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program after previously attending a public school has dramatically shifted. According to the… Read More

February 14, 2023
Despite proposal to shutter Arizona school choice program, Hobbs doesn’t have authority to do so

(The Center Square) – Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs’ first budget proposal to lawmakers included the dissolution of the state’s new program allowing parents to spend some tax dollars tied to… Read More

January 18, 2023