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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have passed legislation that requires all public schools to provide feminine hygiene products at no cost to students. The legislation approved Friday says that starting in the 2022-2023 academic year, schools teaching grades five through 12 shall make feminine hygiene products available in all gender-neutral and female bathrooms. READ MORE: Police: Bullet Ricochets...
    MEDIA, Pa. (CBS/AP) — The partisan political debate over potential changes to how Pennsylvania registers voters and runs elections moved Thursday from the Capitol in Harrisburg to suburban Philadelphia, where the leading House Republican on the topic showed up at a news conference by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-York, tweeted out a defense...
    HARRISBURG (AP) – The partisan political debate over potential changes to how Pennsylvania registers voters and runs elections moved Thursday from the Capitol in Harrisburg to suburban Philadelphia, where the leading House Republican on the topic showed up at a news conference by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-York, tweeted out a defense of...
    Loading the player... A bipartisan bill co-sponsored by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and North Carolina Rep. Alma Adams would direct money to renovate and modernize buildings at more than 100 of the nation’s historic Black colleges and universities. Scott and Adams, who was a former professor at Bennett College, wrote an opinion piece for The Hill in which they...
                        On Monday, the Florida Senate passed SB 1028 which would allow Florida’s colleges and universities to sponsor charter schools. Under current law, colleges and universities can, through the Florida Department of Education’s approval, sponsor one school. The bill under consideration would place no limit on the number of...
    The Missouri House is expected to soon deliberate on a Senate-approved measure that would protect state businesses from “aggressive” enforcement of environmental regulation by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Senate Bill 40 would bar DNR from enforcing hazardous waste regulations stricter than rules set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and restrict its capacity to...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A proposal that would make it more difficult for transgender athletes to compete on girls’ and women’s high-school and college teams stalled Tuesday in a state Senate panel. With the 2021 legislative session scheduled to end April 30, Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Kelli Stargel, who is sponsoring the Senate’s version of the transgender athlete bill, said she...
                        State Representative Iris Rudder (R-Winchester) pulled a bill making it a punishable offense for discriminating against another based on the COVID-19 vaccine status. The legislation was scheduled to appear before the House Civil Justice Subcommittee on Tuesday, but Rudder requested that the bill be pulled. She didn’t provide...
    Republicans around the country are waging all-out war on voting rights, with more than 250 bills in a huge majority of states—43 of them—to restrict the franchise. Georgia has been the most visible and extreme example, but it is certainly not the only state on a backward to the good ol' days when only white male property owners could vote. The...
                        State Representative Scott Cepicky (R-Culleoka) requested Thursday that the final vote on the bill be delayed to next Monday’s calendar. Cepicky cited that numerous representatives wanted to vote on the bill but couldn’t on Thursday. This bill would require youths to participate in sports according to their biological sex...
    Greene begs citizens to 'co-sponsor' anti-immigrant bill since no one in Congress will
    ATLANTA (March 2, 2021) | Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) has signed on as a co-sponsor to Senate Bill 241, a bill which proposes substantial changes to Georgia’s elections and voting procedures. “Voters all across the state have reached out, urging members of the General Assembly to take action...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Forthcoming legislation to legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania, announced Wednesday, is believed to be the first with a Republican as an author, although it likely faces the same uphill fight against opposition from the state Legislature’s GOP majorities. Sens. Daniel Laughlin, R-Erie, and Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, outlined the proposal in a memo distributed to fellow senators. READ...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Forthcoming legislation to legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania, announced Wednesday, is believed to be the first with a Republican as an author, although it likely faces the same uphill fight against opposition from the state Legislature’s GOP majorities. Sens. Daniel Laughlin, R-Erie, and Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, outlined the proposal in a memo distributed to fellow senators. Laughlin...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Forthcoming legislation to legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania, announced Wednesday, is believed to be the first with a Republican as an author, although it likely faces the same uphill fight against opposition from the state Legislature's GOP majorities. Sens. Daniel Laughlin, R-Erie, and Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, outlined the proposal in a memo distributed to fellow senators. Laughlin...
    North Dakota’s Republican-controlled House passed a bill banning mandatory face masks. “Our state is not a prison camp,” state Rep. Jeff Hoverson, the bill’s sponsor, said. “The mask is a part of a larger apparatus of a movement of unelected, wealthy bureaucrats, who are robbing our freedoms and perpetuating lies,” he added. North Dakota’s House voted 50-44 on...
              Two Ohio state representatives are looking to create a state holiday in honor of former President Donald Trump. State Reps. Reggie Stoltzfus (R-40-Paris Township) and Jon Cross (R-83-Kenton) plan to introduce a bill that would make June 14, Trump’s birthday, a state holiday known as “President Donald J. Trump Day.” June 14 is...
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