Lawsuit: Father fired after defending disabled son from campus kangaroo court
Lawsuit: Father fired after defending disabled son from campus kangaroo court
Ashe Schow | March 20, 2017
His son was sexually assaulted, but expelled. Then he was removed from the Board of Trustees.
Presidential candidates missed the most votes in Congress last year
Presidential candidates missed the most votes in Congress last year
Johnny Kampis | January 19, 2017
The annual report card for the 114th Congress from congressional tracking website govtrack.us shows that the three U.S. senators who tried to move from the Capitol to the White House also missed the most votes in 2016.
School choice on center stage in a handful of states in 2017
John Bicknell | January 11, 2017
The American Federation for Children says the key states to watch for school choice legislation in 2017 are Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and New Hampshire. Texas could also be a candidate, Rayanne Matlock of Americans for Tax Reform writes in the Washington Examiner, quoting Republican Gov. Greg Abbott as saying he “would be interested in signing the most pro-school choice law […]
School choice prospects looking up in Iowa
John Bicknell | January 04, 2017
With Republicans taking control of the Iowa legislature, school choice proposals are likely to see more daylight than in recent years, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports. “I’m pretty confident we’re going to come out of this session with some type of school choice bill that hopefully is signed,” state Rep. Walt Rogers, a Cedar Falls […]
After losing in Supreme Court, Iowa felons turn to legislature in search of voting rights
After losing in Supreme Court, Iowa felons turn to legislature in search of voting rights
Byron Solomon | August 23, 2016
Kelli Jo Griffin took her four children to the voting booth in 2013 to teach them the value of democracy. Little did she know, she was breaking the law. Earlier that year, Griffin, 42, came off probation for delivering less than a hundred grams of cocaine. When she was convicted in 2008, she lost her right […]
More states embrace licensing reform
More states embrace licensing reform
Eric Boehm | July 06, 2016
Achan Agit fled the civil war in Sudan and ended up in the middle of Iowa, where she found herself in a different kind of conflict. Despite having a lifetime of experience and knowledge in the craft of traditional African hair braiding, she was unable to get a license to work because the Hawkeye State required […]
Iowa repeals hairbraiding regulations
Iowa repeals hairbraiding regulations
Eric Boehm | June 08, 2016
As part of the state budget passed last week, lawmakers in Iowa voted to exempt natural hairbraiding from the state’s cosmetology licensing requirements.
Bet on it: Mississippi legalizes daily fantasy sports
Bet on it: Mississippi legalizes daily fantasy sports
Steve Wilson | May 17, 2016
Daily fantasy sports league operators will be able to operate legally in Mississippi after a bill passed by the Legislature was signed into law.
Are ESAs the future of school choice?
Are ESAs the future of school choice?
Amelia Hamilton | May 06, 2016
"We really need to make sure parents have access to their very best education options."
Federal lawmakers: ‘Time to say goodnight to midnight regulations’
Federal lawmakers: ‘Time to say goodnight to midnight regulations’
M.D. Kittle | February 29, 2016
“This bill provides some basic accountability and ensures a president cannot impose a surge of new rules on the American economy as he exits office," Johnson said.