Posts Tagged:GOP

Social issues at forefront of Oklahoma state superintendent race

A crowded Republican ticket and a lone Democrat are vying to become Oklahoma’s top education official in a race already steeped in cultural debate. All five candidates aim to succeed Joy Hofmeister as state superintendent of public instruction. Hofmeister, a Democratic candidate for governor, is term limited after eight years at the head of the…Read More

Abbott plans to restrict minors’ access to gender transition-related surgeries, hormone treatments

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has said he plans to take action to restrict minors’ access to gender transition-related medical services, since legislation on the issue failed to pass during the regular session of the legislature. “I have another way of achieving the exact same thing, and it’s about a finished product as we speak…Read More

In third filibuster, Senate GOP blocks partisan election overhaul bill

Senate Republicans blocked a measure authored by Democrats that would overhaul election and voting laws, calling the legislation a partisan power grab. Democrats voted unanimously to begin debate on the For the People Act, a bill they framed as critical voting rights legislation. But the party only controls 50 votes in the Senate, and the…Read More