September 21, 2023

Illinois lawmakers greenlight bill requiring libraries in state to adopt anti-book banning policy

Legislation that requires libraries in Illinois to adopt an anti-book banning policy in order to receive state funding has passed both chambers and now heads to the governor’s desk. The American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights says, “materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their […]

Gov. Sanders to sign bill requiring parental permission for social media use for minors

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday was set to sign a new bill into law that will require social media platforms to get parental permission for new user registration of minors, a bill she says will “protect kids and empower parents.” The bill, titled the Social Media Safety Act, was passed by the Arkansas Republican […]

Judge Freezes Order Requiring Lindsey Graham To Testify In Trump Election Case

Politics Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo August 22, 2022 10:50 AM ET Font Size: A federal court Sunday temporarily halted the Fulton County District Court’s order that Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify in the investigation of former President Donald Trump and associates’ alleged efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results. Investigating…

Democrats Block Plan Requiring Biden to Keep Title 42 at Southern Border

Senate Democrats blocked a measure to include in their “Inflation Reduction Act” which required President Joe Biden to preserve the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Title 42 authority at the United States-Mexico border. In April, CDC officials announced that the Biden administration would end Title 42 authority at the southern border by May 23.…

‘Fair Competition’: Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Requiring Student Athletes Compete Based On Biological Sex

March 27, 2021 12:41 PM ET Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill into law Friday requiring that transgender athletes only compete in school sports competitions that align with their biological sex. Tennessee joins Mississippi and Arkansas as the third state in the nation to implement such a law, the  Tennessean reported. “I signed…

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