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Bill bans sex ed in elementary, middle schools

Rolled newspaper with the headline Changes in legislation

A Republican senator wants to bar schools from teaching sex education before seventh grade. The bill from Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, also deletes “homosexuality” from acts constituting “sexual conduct” in a section of the statutes, a move that appears to ...

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Union legislation comes with warning for Democratic lawmaker (access required)

Dusk, Motion Blur freight train.

It’s easy to dismiss the crew requirements legislation as just another pet project, the kind of bill that a lawmaker proposes session after session with usually no success, banking on the hope that one day, the winds will break in the other direction and the votes will fall into place to get it out of committee, out of the chamber, out of the Legislature and to the governor. But this upcoming session is special.

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