Week 13 Legislative Session: Amendments With Little Time Spent on the Floor

Week 13 Legislative Session: Amendments With Little Time Spent on the Floor

This week legislators have been working on amendments with little time spent on the floor. Thursday the seemingly only bill on the House agenda was HB 1775 which bans higher education from conducting race-based or sexual diversity training. This bill does not allow...
Week 10 Legislative Session: All About Racism

Week 10 Legislative Session: All About Racism

Racism continues to play a role in the rhetoric of political leaders this legislative session. Last week a comment by Rep. Olsen (R- Roland) compared abortion to both slavery and the holocaust. As of the writing of this article, Rep. Olsen has stood firmly behind his...
Week 9 Legislative Session: A Lesson in Germaneness

Week 9 Legislative Session: A Lesson in Germaneness

This was a week of committee substitutes and flexing of House rules to manipulate the passing of controversial partisan legislation. We see this every year. Last year, most notably, a bill reinstating barriers to voting after the State Supreme Court ruled them...

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