Posts Tagged:Lawmakers

Catholics Urged to Contact Florida Lawmakers To Ban Abortions

Florida lawmakers have proposed two bills that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks. “[State] Rep. Erin Grall (R–Indian River & St. Lucie Counties) and state Senator Kelli Stargel (R–Lake & Polk Counties) simultaneously filed bills that will effectively outlaw the vast majority of abortions that take place here in Florida after 15 weeks gestation,”…Read More

Explosion of Calls for School Choice Among State Lawmakers

A number of states are taking action to provide education funding for families to send their children to schools of their choice – a trend that will likely shape upcoming elections. “This session, let’s expand school choice any way we can. Greater open enrollment. New transportation models. More charter schools. And more educational freedom for…Read More

South Carolina Lawmakers Introduce $1,000 Homeschool Tax Credit Bill

State lawmakers in South Carolina are advancing a piece of legislation that would offer tax credits as high as $1,000 to parents who homeschool their children. Senate Bill 933 — sponsored by 21 Republican legislators — is under deliberation in committee. Defining “home school” as “a home, residence, or location where a parent or legal…Read More

Michigan Parents and Lawmakers Launch Petition to Give Kids School Choice

An advocacy group called Let MI Kids Learn is aiming to get 340,000 signatures to put a school choice initiative on the ballot before Michigan voters – after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D-MI, vetoed the legislation. “The passage of this legislation was a test for Governor Whitmer: she could stand with families and children, or she…Read More

Republican lawmakers call for Gov Stitt to grant clemency for Julius Jones

A group of Republican lawmakers are now calling on the governor to grant clemency to Julius Jones just seven days before his scheduled execution. Representatives John Talley, Logan Phillips, Kevin McDugle, Preston Stinson and Garry Mize released a joint statement on Thursday, some saying there are too many loose ends in the case to sentence…Read More

More Than 35 Lawmakers Urge Governor To Review Richard Glossip’s Death Row Case

Dozens of Oklahoma state lawmakers are calling on Governor Kevin Stitt to order an independent investigation into the case of a death row prisoner. The lawmakers are even taking Richard Glossip’s case to national TV. A documentary about Glossip a few years ago titled “Killing Richard Glossip” continues to get international attention. Now, there is…Read More

Texas Senate passes abortion and critical race theory bills in special session

The Texas Senate approved measures restricting abortion and amending rules about critical race theory Friday, advancing two of the 11 priorities listed in Gov. Greg Abbott’s agenda for the special legislative session. Lawmakers passed S.B. 4 19-3, with one Democrat joining 18 Republicans, to tighten rules relating to access to abortion-inducing drugs such as mifepristone.…Read More

Poll: most Illinois voters want parental notification for abortion, but lawmakers seek repeal

Some Illinois lawmakers want to repeal a law requiring abortion providers to notify parents of a minor who seeks an abortion, but their effort might not have the sympathy of voters. “Nearly three-quarters of the people in the state of Illinois are opposed to repealing our parental notice law,” said Mary FioRito, an attorney and…Read More