Not only was Rhode Island the 13th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and establish statehood, but it is now the 13th state to ensure the free-expression rights of student journalists.
Nevada students and journalists alike rejoiced when Gov. Sandoval signed Senate Bill 240 into law late Friday night.
Nevada’s New Voices bill, Senate Bill 420, passed the state legislature this week, awaiting only the governor’s signature before it becomes law.
It’s been a busy month in Vermont, where journalists have secured two First Amendment victories in a week after Gov. Phil Scott signed New Voices legislation on Thursday.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed the New Voices bill, SB 1384, just a few days after the General Assembly wrapped up their legislative session.
After months of back-and-forth, student press protections are on their way to the governor’s desk in Vermont.
Bills are advancing in states across the country, including a newly filed one that just debuted this week.
Student journalists in Nevada could soon see their right to a free press codified into state law if New Voices legislation maintains momentum through the state legislature.
The John Wall New Voices Act, the North Dakota law which gave rise to the New Voices movement, has been upgraded.
A bill to protect the free expression rights of student journalists died unexpectedly in the Indiana Senate today.