Georgia Promised to Fix How Voter Challenges Are Handled. A New Law Could Make the Problem Worse.
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2d ago
SB 189, which goes into effect in July, will give Georgia residents more time to contest the eligibility of fellow citizens’ inclusion on voter rolls and make it easier to use questionable evidence in those challenges ..read more
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Former Far-Right Hard-Liner Says Billionaires Are Using School Board Races to Sow Distrust in Public Education
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2d ago
The largesse from billionaires Tim Dunn and brothers Farris and Dan Wilks has made its way into local politics across Texas. Courtney Gore, a Republican school board member in Granbury, says it’s part of their strategy to build support for vouchers ..read more
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Help ProPublica and The Texas Tribune Report on School Board and Bond Elections in Your Community
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We want to hear about how heated elections affect the people learning, teaching and living in districts across Texas ..read more
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Texas School Districts Violated a Law Intended to Add Transparency to Local Elections
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ProPublica and The Texas Tribune analyzed 35 Texas school districts that held trustee elections last fall and found none that posted all of the required campaign finance records ..read more
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The Influential Conservative Group Making it Harder for Idaho Districts to Fix Their Schools
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1M ago
The Idaho Freedom Foundation has gone beyond the education culture wars by targeting local bond and levy elections, which districts rely on heavily to build and repair schools ..read more
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As Elections Loom, Congressional Maps Challenged as Discriminatory Will Remain in Place
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1M ago
With control of the House of Representatives hanging in the balance, the time-consuming appeals process means elections in multiple districts will take place using maps that have been challenged as discriminatory to voters of color ..read more
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An Oregon Bill to Cut Millions in Timber Taxes Is Dead, Despite Backing by the Industry, the Governor and a Top Lawmaker
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The legislation aimed to reformulate how Oregon funds the rising costs of fighting wildfires. It sparked debate within the Democratic-controlled Legislature about who should pay: taxpayers or big timber owners, who won steep tax cuts in the 1990s ..read more
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Documents Show Internal Clash Before U.S. Officials Pushed to Weaken Toddler Formula Rules
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Government documents obtained by ProPublica show a stark rift between trade and health officials over international efforts to regulate toddler milk. The records provide a rare, candid glimpse into U.S. policymaking around children's health ..read more
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Idaho Resolution Would Aim to Lower Voting Threshold to Pass School Bonds
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3M ago
Under restrictive school funding policies, Idaho districts struggle to repair and replace deteriorating buildings. If voters agree, the proposal would, in some elections, reduce the two-thirds threshold needed to pass bonds for school repairs ..read more
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Nevada Republicans’ Caucus Adds Chaos and Confusion to the State’s Presidential Primary
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3M ago
While legal, the party’s decision to host a competing contest to the Feb. 6 primary election has angered GOP voters and provided fertile ground for misinformation to take hold, experts say, undermining voters’ trust in the process ..read more
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