Kentucky Bill would Effectively Nullify Common Core

FRANKFORT, KY., November 13, 2014 – A bill introduced in the Kentucky state house would ban the state from continuing its participation in the Common Core educational standards and penalize districts that continue them. House Bill 33 (HB33), originally prefiled by State Rep. Thomas Kerr (R-Taylor Mill), would represent a sharp turnaround for Kentucky should it pass into…

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Against the Odds, New Jersey Rejects Cooperation with Federal Sports Betting Laws

After years of duking it out in the courts, an unnecessary veto and promises of an override, Governor Christie has signed into law in New Jersey a bill ending state prohibition of sports betting.

S2460/A3711 passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature easily and received Governor Christie’s signature Friday, Oct. 17.

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A Good First Step: California Governor Signs Anti-Surveillance Bill into Law

SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday originally intended to deny resources to federal agencies engaging in unwarranted and illegal spying. The final version was much narrower in scope, but privacy and civil liberties advocates call the new law something to build on in 2015.

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