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Governors in Brief - March 11 2019

DUCEY VOWS VETO OF ANTI-VAX BILLS

Breaking a tradition of not commenting on bills that are still in the legislative process, ARIZONA Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said he is “pro-vaccine” and would veto any bills to weaken the state’s vaccination laws that reach his desk. (ARIZONA REPUBLIC [PHOENIX, GOVERNING)

 

TWO GOVS ENTER PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Former COLORADO Gov. John Hickenlooper and current WASHINGTON Gov. Jay Inslee each announced last week they would seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Hickenlooper said he will make his background as a mayor and governor noted for bipartisan accomplishments the backbone of his campaign, while Inslee announced a more singular focus on battling climate change. (NEW YORK TIMES, DENVER POST)

 

BAKER PROPOSES MA SCHOOL OVERSIGHT BILL

Citing a finance-driven threat of school closings, MASSACHUSETTS Gov. Charlie baker (R) proposed a bill last week that would give state education officials new oversight of colleges and universities at risk of closing and require them to have a plan in place to accommodate displaced students. (BROCKTON ENTERPRISE)

 

NOEM FILES BILL TO GO AFTER SD PIPELINE PROTESTERS

Saying she wants to shut down out-of-state funders of Keystone Oil Pipeline protesters, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) filed legislation that would allow police to follow such money and “cut it off at the source.” (GLOBE AND MAIL [TORONTO])

 

NEWSOM SIGNS CA CHARTER SCHOOL TRANSPARENCY BILL

Saying “taxpayers, parents and ultimately kids deserve to know how schools are using their tax dollars,” CALIFORNIA Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed SB 126, a bill that requires Golden State charter schools to adhere to the same public records and open meeting laws as do public schools. (CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

 

-- Compiled by RICH EHISEN