From: NCSL TODAY
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: April 1: Georgia launches online, mobile voter registration | Flash brights to warn of speed traps?
Date: 4/1/2014 8:40:15 AM
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April 1: Georgia launches online, mobile voter registration | Flash brights to warn of speed traps?
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TOP NEWS  April 1, 2014

Georgia launches online voter registration
Associated Press
Georgians are now being offered paperless voter registration options that Secretary of State Brian Kemp expects to save time and money. NCSL data cited.
NCSL research on online registration


Schools scramble to make up lost snow days
The Wall Street Journal
The harsh winter has taken a toll on school schedules across broad swaths of the country, particularly in the eastern half, leading officials to cancel spring breaks, extend the academic year—even hold Saturday classes.

Obamacare enrollment period ends with big surge
Politico
The first open enrollment season of Obamacare ended at midnight Monday, a day that saw millions of Americans click onto Obamacare sign-up portals, dial into call centers and stand in long lines at assistance sites nationwide.
NCSL's health reform legislative tracking database

Ohio bill would let drivers warn of speed traps
Cleveland Plain Dealer
About two months after a federal court in Missouri ruled that a driver has a right to flash his or her headlights to warn others of police speed traps, one Ohio legislator has unveiled a bill to codify that protection into Ohio law.

Teacher tenure and dismissal on trial
Stateline
Several states, including New Jersey, North Carolina, Louisiana and South Dakota, have made it harder for teachers to receive tenure or have eliminated it.
NCSL resources on preparing and licensing effective teachers

Tenn. governor drops raises for teachers, workers
Nashville Tennessean
Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to boost pay for teachers will be put on hold for at least a year, the governor announced Monday, as he works to close a $160 million gap in the state budget.

 
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