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Opinion
Senate panel’s probe into COVID-19’s origin brings us closer to truth

(The Daily Signal) – Did you know that four months before the world had ever heard of COVID-19—on Sept. 3, 2019—authorities in the Veneto region of Italy discovered COVID-19 antibodies in… Read More

July 12, 2024
Legislation
California Senate passes tax on big tech to fund ethnic media, news, fellowships

(The Center Square) – The California Senate passed a $4.8 billion tax on the state’s declining technology sector that would be used to fund “ethnic media” and state-administered “journalism fellowships”… Read More

July 3, 2024
Legislation
Policy weighs locking up Pennsylvania students’ cell phones

(The Center Square) – A new plan moving through the state Senate would disconnect students from their cell phones during school years – literally. The pilot program covers the cost… Read More

June 26, 2024
Legislation
Opponents call measure ‘union propaganda’ that could be taught in Illinois schools

(The Center Square) – A measure seeking to allow high schools around Illinois to observe an annual “Workplace Readiness Week” is ready to be sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk. … Read More

May 20, 2024
Culture
Bipartisan group of lawmakers raise concerns about FAFSA delays

(The Center Square) – A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and the Senate is raising concerns about federally-funded student aid, saying ongoing issues and delays have been unaddressed. Read More

May 7, 2024
Legislation
Arizona Senate passes abortion ban repeal, heads to Hobbs’ desk

(The Center Square) – The Arizona State Senate voted to repeal the abortion law that would ban almost all abortions unless a mother’s life is at risk in a narrow… Read More

May 2, 2024
Legislation
Illinois legislators: Proposed race-based funding formula for universities could violate civil rights

(The Center Square) – Illinois Senate Republicans are urging for a subject matter hearing on Illinois’ ambitious plan for higher education funding, a plan that was revealed in March.  … Read More

April 19, 2024
Culture
‘Insult to Americans’: Senate majority ‘nuked’ Constitution’s impeachment process in holding no trial for Mayorkas, Schmitt argues

Democrats “diminished the institution of the Senate today and set ablaze the Constitution,” Missouri Sen. Eric Schmitt said in a statement Wednesday after the chamber’s majority summarily dismissed impeachment charges… Read More

April 18, 2024
Legislation
Louisiana Senate passes bill that would add to Parental Bill of Rights

(The Center Square) — A bill in the Louisiana Senate that would add a plank in the Parental Bill of Rights concerning the teaching of critical race theory passed Monday… Read More

April 17, 2024
Legislation
Iowa Senate passes religious freedom bill after hour-long debate

(The Center Square) – A bill Democrats said would open the door to discrimination of LGBTQ people passed the Iowa Senate along party lines after an hour-long debate on Tuesday. Read More

February 21, 2024
Legislation
Wisconsin Senate approves Parental Bill of Rights; veto expected

(The Center Square) – The latest attempt to codify who makes the decisions for children in Wisconsin is headed for an almost certain veto after the Wisconsin Senate approved AB 510,… Read More

February 14, 2024
Legislation
Virginia bill abetting ‘profit-driven industry’ of death, critics warn

(The Daily Signal) – Critics raised the alarm as the Virginia Senate passed a bill Friday that would legalize assisted suicide, otherwise known as “medical aid in dying.” Based on the bill’s… Read More

February 13, 2024
Culture
Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley drags apology out of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg for company’s harm to teens, would like to drag him into court

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley took Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg to a Capitol-sized woodshed Wednesday for the harm his social media sites reportedly cause to teenagers, challenging the Facebook founder in… Read More

February 1, 2024
Legislation
Texas Senate passes school safety expansion

(The Center Square) – Ahead of the fourth special legislative session ending Dec. 7, the Texas Senate unanimously passed a school safety bill on Friday as conflict between the heads… Read More

December 4, 2023
Legislation
Texas Senate passes four priority bills, including school choice

(The Center Square) – Within two days of Gov. Greg Abbott calling a fourth special legislative session, the Texas Senate passed four bills, advancing all of his legislative priorities late… Read More

November 13, 2023
Legislation
Senate passes resolution condemning student groups for ‘repugnant’ rhetoric supporting Hamas attacks on Israel

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The Senate voted Thursday to approve a resolution introduced by Republican Josh Hawley of Missouri that condemned antisemitism and the “repugnant” rhetoric of pro-Hamas supporters… Read More

October 27, 2023
Legislation
Vance’s amendment to stop mask mandates clears Senate

(The Center Square) – Part of U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance’s plan to stop federal mask mandates passed the Senate on Wednesday afternoon. Vance, R-Ohio, attached an amendment that would ban… Read More

October 26, 2023
Legislation
Sexually explicit library books subject of Congressional hearing

(The Center Square) – The books being made available to children in public schools and libraries was the topic of a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, with an Illinois law… Read More

September 13, 2023
Legislation
Democrats object to Vance’s bill to ban mask mandates

(The Center Square) – Democrats objected Thursday afternoon to unanimous passage of Sen. J.D. Vance’s proposed legislation that would ban federal mask mandates through the end of 2024. Without unanimous… Read More

September 8, 2023
Legislation
California bill would allow local school boards to remove dissenting members

(The Center Square) – A newly proposed measure facing the California Senate would bar school boards from adopting any policy that “contradicts any existing law requiring a school district to… Read More

August 1, 2023