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Election-denying lawmakers hold key election oversight roles (access required)

Trump, Rogers, Republicans, Pennsylvania, Arizona, election law, conspiracy theories

Republican lawmakers who have spread election conspiracy theories and falsely claimed that the 2020 presidential outcome was rigged are overseeing legislative committees charged with setting election policy in two major political battleground states. Divided government in Arizona and Pennsylvania means that any voting restrictions those GOP legislators propose is likely to fail.

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Pandemic, culture wars revive ‘school choice’ policy push (access required)

ESAs, Hobbs, school funding, K-12 education, vouchers, pandemic

With memories fresh from pandemic-era school closures and curriculum battles — particularly over how matters of gender and race are taught — legions of parents are trekking to the marble floors of their state Capitols to fight to create education savings accounts, also known as ESAs. Such accounts exist in Arizona and West Virginia, though Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs argues the dollars would be better spent bolstering chronically underfunded public schools.

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