Legislation
Legislation
Task force approves recommendations to lawmakers to fight maternal mortality

(The Center Square) – A legislative task force this week finalized recommendations for lawmakers on addressing the state’s high rates of maternal mortality and preterm births. The Nursing Maternal Mortality… Read More

January 26, 2024
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New Florida bill would fine parents for challenging more than 5 books in public schools

Florida lawmakers have introduced a bill that would fine parents and residents for challenging more than five books or instructional materials in a school year. House Bill… Read More

January 25, 2024
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Idaho voters support school choice, survey says

(The Center Square) – A bill providing educational savings accounts for school choice failed last year to gain traction in the Idaho Legislature. Boise State University’s Eighth Annual Public Policy … Read More

January 25, 2024
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Gov. Whitmer wants taxpayers to foot bills for community college, preschool

(The Center Square) – In her sixth State of The State address, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called on lawmakers to offer free preschool for all 4-year-olds, two years of free… Read More

January 25, 2024
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‘Send them to the pound’: Oklahoma rep introduces bill to ban ‘furries’ from school, have them rounded up by ‘animal control’

An Oklahoma state representative introduced a bill last week that would ban so-called “furries” from attending school. “Furries,” the New York Post says, are “a subculture… Read More

January 24, 2024
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Washington bill would require a convicted sex offender serve on state policy board

(The Center Square) – A Washington bill would require a convicted sex offender be among the members of the State Sex Offender Policy Board, which would also be renamed “Sex Offense… Read More

January 24, 2024
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Washington legislation would ban student cell phones in most cases

(The Center Square) – Some Washington public school districts have already done it, but a bill being considered in Olympia this week would ban cell phones  for students during the school day… Read More

January 23, 2024
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State legislatures are taking on gender ideology in first weeks of 2024

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Multiple state legislatures debated bills regarding transgender issues in the few first weeks of 2024, with the focus being on restroom access, sex-change surgeries for… Read More

January 22, 2024
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Civics reform introduced in Wisconsin, but state education department, Democrats, refuse to get on board

Wisconsin’s top educrats and Democrats are opposed to requiring patriotic civics classes in the state’s public schools. Assembly Bill 898 would require the Wisconsin Department of… Read More

January 22, 2024
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Washington Senate passes bill mandating LGBT curricula in public schools

A Washington state bill to mandate “inclusive,” DEI-inspired school curricula has been passed by the Senate, even though opponents believe it will drive more parents away from public schools. SB 5462,… Read More

January 22, 2024
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New Hampshire lawmakers propose expanding education freedom program

Four school choice expansion bills were considered by the New Hampshire House Education Committee this week. All four bills would reform the state’s Education Freedom Account… Read More

January 19, 2024
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Former lawmaker seeking parental rights question for Illinois’ November ballot

(The Center Square) – A former state legislator has formed a group that is launching a statewide effort to put parents’ rights on Illinois’ November 2024 ballot. The … Read More

January 19, 2024
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Kentucky lawmakers propose bill to allow voters to elect state ed board members

Kentucky lawmakers filed a bill that would allow voters to directly elect the state’s school board members. Senate Majority Whip Mike Wilson, R-District 32, led a group of nine Republican… Read More

January 18, 2024
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Florida Senate committee approves school readiness, child care tax credit bills

(The Center Square) – The Florida Senate Committee on Education PreK-12 approved several measures that would remove barriers to child care funding for low and middle-income families, expand career choice… Read More

January 18, 2024
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Maine bill proposes state custody of kids who want trans treatments against parents’ wishes

Outrage is growing as the Maine Legislature has proposed a measure that would allow the state to take custody of minor children for the purposes of transgender sex change treatments. Read More

January 17, 2024
Legislation
‘Build a better case,’ say critics of bill to lower Washington’s school bond election threshold

(The Center Square) – Some lawmakers in Washington state want to lower the bar to pass school bonds in elections. House Bill 1843 proposes an amendment to… Read More

January 17, 2024
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Spokane lawmaker resurrects $86 million taxpayer-funded school lunch plan

(The Center Square) – A Spokane lawmaker is bringing back legislation to put school meals for every student attending public, charter, and state-tribal schools in Washington on the taxpayers’ tab. Read More

January 17, 2024
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New bill would pay Ohio students to go to school

(The Center Square) – Two Ohio lawmakers want to pay students to go to school and to graduate, calling chronic absenteeism an education emergency. The bipartisan legislation would spend $1.5… Read More

January 17, 2024
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Kentucky lawmakers introduce pro-school choice constitutional amendment

Fifteen Republican lawmakers have proposed a constitutional amendment that would pave the way for educational freedom in Kentucky. HB 208 proposes the state constitution be amended… Read More

January 16, 2024
Legislation
‘Back to the pony express’: California superintendents criticize expensive electric school bus mandate

Some California public schools are pushing back against a new law mandating all school buses be electric by 2035. In October, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill… Read More

January 16, 2024