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State Rep. Beau LaFave says he’s working with House colleagues on a bill that would allow legal Michigan adults to vape flavored nicotine, dodging Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmers’ emergency order ban of the product in retail stores and online. Read more
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision in August to impose new rules on the state’s charter schools drew praise from those who feel the charter system has an unfair advantage over traditional schools. But it also attracted condemnation from school choice supporters who saw the move as an attack on a… Read more
A memo Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration reportedly sent to state agency directors last week asks for ideas to save 6.5 percent through efficiencies, elimination of boards and commissions and other ideas. But how to deal with the state’s major cost driver of pensions is absent. Read more
Ten days after a new law went into effect prohibiting taxpayer dollars from funding abortion facilities, the Austin City Council voted to direct $150,000 of next year’s budget to fund abortion access. Read more