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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
Public Education
Many Pennsylvania senators continue to argue for school choice in budget talks

(The Center Square) – While the Pennsylvania budget stalemate remains, senators argued over the importance of school choice and increasing public school funding at a committee hearing in Reading. The… Read More

July 26, 2023
Legislation
North Carolina gender transition ban bill clears Senate, goes back to House

(The Center Square) – Legislation to ban gender transition procedures, puberty blockers, and cross sex hormones for minors moves back to the House following Senate approval on Tuesday. Senators… Read More

June 28, 2023
Legislation
Prohibition of gender transition procedures on minors passes North Carolina House

(The Center Square) – The North Carolina House of Representatives passed legislation prohibiting state dollars and public health care facilities for “gender transition procedures on minors.” The contentious measure next… Read More

June 22, 2023