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Legal fights leave question marks over ballot access in presidential battleground states

With less than 120 days until some states mail out general election ballots, important voting regulations in nearly every major 2024 battleground remain the subject of legal battles. That means court decisions yet to come could go a long way toward determining the level of Americans’ ballot access.

Pa. House passes bill requiring parental consent on social media, despite first amendment concerns

The bill would require social media platforms to verify the age of new users creating accounts and attempt to request parental consent of anyone under 16. It would also prohibit social media companies from selling minors’ data to third parties and using it to target ads, and require platforms to have a clear policy for reporting threats and harassment.

Proposed Pa. House rule change on incapacitated lawmakers moves out of committee over GOP protest

House Majority Leader Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery) called the vote in the House Rules Committee. He introduced the resolution two weeks ago as a partisan squabble erupted over whether Democrats should continue casting votes on behalf of a lawmaker who was absent due to a mental health crisis.

Senate Education Committee revives school voucher program at center of last year’s budget fight

A bill reviving the school voucher program killed by House Democrats during last year’s budget debates passed the Senate Education committee with bipartisan support on Tuesday. The program, called the PASS scholarship, would allow most students in the state’s lowest-performing school districts up to $10,000 to spend towards private schools.