BOWERS: Senate Scene 2017 Wrap-up

Legislature Adjourns until June 26th On June 10th, the Senate wrapped up the end of Veto Session and adjourned until Sine Die on June 26th at 10:00 a.m. This was one of the toughest sessions in recent history due to the state’s budget deficit and the Kansas Supreme Court’s school finance ruling. The 2017 session […]

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STEM Initiative Inspires U-E Middle School Girls

ENDICOTT, N.Y. – Sixth-and-seventh-grade girls at Jennie F. Snapp Middle School have joined millions of their peers across the country — girls who are learning how to code and ways that skill will help them pursue their dream career. The four-week program kicked off Friday with a screening of the movie Hidden Figures, the Oscar […]

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Will We See More Women Elected Now That Iowa Has a Female Governor? Maybe.

After 171 years of statehood and 40 previous male chief executives, Iowa has it’s first female governor. Kim Reynolds took office yesterday as former Governor Terry Branstad leaves to take office as U.S. Ambassador to China. Dianne Bystrom is the director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women in Politics. Now that the state has […]

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Having their say at the Statehouse: Women and girls lobby and learn

BOSTON — Women do a lot of caregiving — for their babies, for sick relatives, and for other peoples’ children in child care. But the law doesn’t make it easy, especially for women in low-wage jobs, SouthCoast women told their legislators during a day of advocacy on Beacon Hill Wednesday. About 130 local women and […]

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Carine M. Feyten: We need more women leaders in public office

For more than a century, Texas Woman’s University has proudly grown up in Denton, becoming the country’s largest university primarily for women. Today, at 116 years young, we have achieved national recognition for our leadership and academic excellence in the fields of education, nutrition, the arts and sciences, and, especially, in the nursing and health […]

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Woman crashes glass ceiling in New Mexico Legislature

New Mexico Democratic Rep. Patricia Lundstrom of Gallup, third from right, presides as the first chairwoman in the 60-year history of the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee. (Morgan Lee/ Associated Press) SANTA FE – For the first time, a woman took the leadership seat June 6, on the influential joint finance committee that drafts New […]

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Diane Allen unveils legislation to achieve pay equity

TRENTON — After months of negotiations, state Sen. Diane Allen believes she may have finally brokered a compromise between Democratic leaders and Gov. Chris Christie to toughen New Jersey’s anti-discrimination law to ensure women receive equal pay. Allen, R-7th of Edgewater Park, introduced a new pay-equity bill Thursday, describing it as an “effective and reasonable […]

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Two female state legislators navigate landscape for women in Utah politics

Utah Reps. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, D-Salt Lake City, and Becky Edwards, R-North Salt Lake, are finding their way over the hurdles of being two of just 20 women in the state’s 104-person legislature. Women usually hesitate to dip their toes in right from the beginning of a potential career in politics, Chavez-Houck said. Research by the […]

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Councilwomen encourage teen girls at STEM event

Ambitious teen girls looking to enter the STEM field gathered Tuesday evening for a movie night and coding party where both city council women encouraged them to pursue their dreams. Laurene Weste and Marsha McLean shared insight on entering the workforce and navigating careers before the attendees practiced coding and watched Academy Award nominated movie […]

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