Texas House approves statewide texting-and-driving ban

Georgia’s breweries and distilleries are one step closer to being able to sell their products directly to customers

Georgia’s breweries and distilleries are one step closer to being able to sell their products directly to customers

A bill created to break the revolving cycle of hospitals, jails and homelessness won final passage in the House Tuesday on a unanimous vote of 95-0.

House Bill 520 establishes public charter schools in Kentucky, which are innovative schools free from many state curriculum mandates.

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Other approved changes would allow, not require, charter schools to give enrollment preference to lower-income students, and would allow charter school students who can not participate in state-sanctioned school athletics at their school to participate in sports at the traditional public school in their district, along with a few other changes. Lois Kolkhorst, who filed Senate Bill 6 on January 5.

"I congratulate Sen. Kolkhorst on the passage of SB 6 and thank her for both her leadership on this issue and her commitment to protecting the safety and privacy of Texans".

Supporters say the schools would provide more options for parents and students while opponents say charter schools would drain resources from traditional public schools.

Kentucky lawmakers have wrapped up work on a bill that would set guidelines for the governor when replacing entire public university boards or individual members. Under a bill sponsored by Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, schools that adopt such policies in the future would lose state funding.

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Rep. Jessica Farrar had an unrelated bill on lawyer fees that was expected to easily pass, but instead survived a narrow 75-70 vote.

He also criticized the process of passing the bill: "This is not a game". Ray Jones, II (D) said. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, who said said "dismemberment" abortion constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment".

The Kentucky House has passed a bill aimed at helping people overcome their criminal past to get occupational licenses they might need to start new careers.

Mike was one of the few people who testified in support of the bill.

"In all the states that this has been implemented, the public education system has never been made worse", Bevin said. Among the many measures covered by the bill are teacher retirement, transportation and general operating funds for schools.

"We feel like we're under attack and this is part of that narrative", said Anchia, who is chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.

The state legislature approved a statewide charter schools bill after a marathon day of voting on Wednesday.

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