October 26, 2016
Florida’s largest teachers union is appealing to the state Supreme Court a decision a lower court made upholding the state’s tax credit scholarship program.
October 3, 2016
Dental therapists practice in more than 50 countries, yet all but four states prevent these oral care equivalent of physician assistants from treating patients.
June 21, 2016
Cascadia Wildlands, an environmental group in Oregon, has filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission alleging three Oregon state lawmakers committed ethics violations.
May 16, 2016
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) took no action on Senate Bill 6194, allowing it to become law without his signature. The new law funds Washington State charter schools from an account in the state’s budget that uses proceeds from the state lottery.
May 6, 2016
An Arizona bill to expand eligibility for the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program passed the state’s Senate but failed to pass the House before the session ended.
May 5, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear an Ohio case will force the state into tighter environmental restrictions than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) required.
May 4, 2016
Citing separation of powers, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) vetoed a bill that would have given state lawmakers authority over implementing a federal Clean Power Plan. A statement issued by Gov.
April 13, 2016
In a tie 4–4 vote, the nation’s top court effectively ruled in favor of government unions and denied a group of California government school teachers the right to decide whether to contribute to teachers unions. Deciding the case Friedrichs v.
April 12, 2016
Taxpayers could save $30 billion if Congress approves a bill to make lottery jackpot winners ineligible for Medicaid, end enhanced Medicaid payments for prisoners, and eliminate an Affordable Care Act (ACA) fund once used to promote a sport called
December 9, 2014
Washington State’s first charter school opened this fall, welcoming students who come from difficult backgrounds—including families touched by violence, drug abuse, and homelessness.