Weekly Roundup

“Little Lobbyists” Help Save the Health Care Law, for Now

With the help of “little lobbyists” — children suffering from “serious medical needs” at risk of losing health care under the Cassidy-Graham Bill — the new health care legislation was put to a halt. Read more.

High schools plan to punish students who refuse to stand for anthem

One Louisiana public high school will allow principals and coaches to discipline students who kneel during the national anthem. Read more.

Fort Bend school board president running for state senate, to challenge Sen. Huffman

Citing issues including public education and property taxes, Kristin Tassin, president of the Fort Bend Independent School District Board of Trustees, announced that she will challengeĀ current state Senator Joan Huffman. Ms. Tassin will run as a Republican, despite her consistent criticism of Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, particularly as it pertains to his hostility toward public education. Read more.

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