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Earlier this year, business leaders and Republican governors said to cut off a $300-a-week federal unemployment supplement. Many people, they argued, would then take jobs. Yet three months later, there’s been no big influx of job seekers.

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The Virginia gubernatorial election is giving political pundits plenty to speculate over as the race heats up. The race is shaping up to be the most competitive of the year and could set the pace for the 2020 midterms. Experts discuss recent polling in the race, how Virginia has been a bellwether state in the past and how it might impact the race.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation’s largest red state.

Charter schools, by their very nature, have governing boards made up of parents. They’re publicly funded, which requires them to follow general state education rules and keeps teachers in the state system, but the schools also are independent operationally from county school boards. South Carolina has approximately 75, which is an estimated 1% of the nation’s charter schools.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A lawsuit could change the timeline of the 2022 elections in South Carolina. The American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina announced Tuesday afternoon that it had filed suit on behalf of the state NAACP conference and a man from Hilton Head over the redistricting processes being followed by the South Carolina General Assembly. 

Charter schools, by their very nature, have governing boards made up of parents. They’re publicly funded, which requires them to follow general state education rules and keeps teachers in the state system, but the schools also are independent operationally from county school boards. South Carolina has approximately 75, which is an estimated 1% of the nation’s charter schools.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortions in Texas can resume under a federal judge’s ruling this week, but for how long? A conservative federal appeals court, and ultimately the Supreme Court, might take a more skeptical look at the Biden administration’s lawsuit over Texas’ six-week abortion ban.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has been a leader in restricting offshore oil drilling since the infamous 1969 Santa Barbara spill that sparked the modern environmental movement, and the latest spill off Huntington Beach is prompting fresh calls for an end to such drilling.

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