Newspaper Articles – Mary Tillotson

Ethics Complaint Lodged Against Oregon Lawmakers Sued Over Gray Wolf

Cascadia Wildlands, an environmental group in Oregon, has filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission alleging three Oregon state lawmakers committed ethics vio

Washington State Governor’s Inaction Allows Charter Schools to Survive

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) took no action on Senate Bill 6194, allowing it to become law without his signature.

Arizona Bill to Expand Scholarship Account Program Fails to Pass House

An Arizona bill to expand eligibility for the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program passed the state’s Senate but failed to pass the House before the session ended

Despite Meeting Clean Air Standards, Supreme Court Forces Ohio to Write New Air Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear an Ohio case will force the state into tighter environmental restrictions than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) required.

Virginia Gov. Bars State Lawmakers Having Input on Clean Power Plan

Citing separation of powers, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) vetoed a bill that would have given state lawmakers authority over implementing a federal Clean Power Plan.

Supreme Court Deadlocked on Landmark Forced-Unionism Case

In a tie 4–4 vote, the nation’s top court effectively ruled in favor of government unions and denied a group of California government school teachers the right to decide whether t

House Bill Offers Medicaid Reforms, Would Remove Lotto Winners from Program

Taxpayers could save $30 billion if Congress approves a bill to make lottery jackpot winners ineligible for Medicaid, end enhanced Medicaid payments for prisoners, and eliminate a

Judges Given Political Contributions by Plaintiffs in Washington Charter Case

Washington State’s first charter school opened this fall, welcoming students

Private Schools Can Learn from Charters, Study Finds

While private schools—in particular, Catholic schools—have experienced an enrollment decline in recent years, the Catholic school network Cris

California Teacher Sues to Leave Union

A California teacher who wants to opt out of financially supporting the teachers union’s political lobbying is now without professional liability insurance or a contract vote, even though