Due to federal funding, the state avoided the severe budget cuts that many feared at the height of the pandemic several months ago. The budget allocates nearly $18 billion for education and awaits Gov. Whitmer’s signature.
Gov. McMaster approved purchasing electronic poll books after South Carolina officials spent days looking for alternative ways to streamline voter check-in. Now, election clerks can begin distribution and training for November.
Legislation has been proposed that would implement nearly a dozen changes to state laws regarding protests, including charging protesters with a third degree felony if they obstruct traffic during an unpermitted protest.
By Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune | September 24, 2020
Legislators are talking with researchers in policing policy to develop new ideas, but finding answers on what to do is difficult because there is little data available. One initiative, decertification, is quite rare.
By Laurel Demkovich, The Spokesman-Review | September 23, 2020
Gov. Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Levine announced the launch of the contact tracing app COVID Alert PA earlier this week and hope residents will work towards a common good of stopping the spread of COVID-19.
By Brian Myszkowski, Pocono Record | September 23, 2020
As absentee ballot numbers increase and laws prohibit the early opening and processing of mail-in ballots, election officials are suggesting it could take up to a week after Election Day to reveal the winners.