Some news items you might have missed:
• CNN: Cal-Maine Foods, the largest egg producer in the United States, reported revenue doubled and profit surged 718% last quarter because of sharply higher egg prices. (Some people might call this price gouging…)
• Louisville Courier-Journal: Kentucky lawmakers voted on Wednesday to override Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of Senate Bill 150 making the bill law. The legislation is considered one of the most extreme anti-transgender laws in the country. Opponents of SB 150 say the bill will overrule parents’ rights, deny trans kids medically supported health care, and increase suicides.
“Why are we here?”
Senator Karen Berg, whose transgender son died by suicide, again spoke out against SB 150 as the senate considers an override of Kentucky Governor Beshear’s veto ⬇️@LEX18News pic.twitter.com/Agl7ZswUw2
— Ricky Sayer (@RickyReports) March 29, 2023
• Reuters: A coalition of international companies, including Google and Microsoft, on Wednesday denounced anti-LGBTQ legislation passed by Uganda’s parliament last week, warning it would damage the East Africa country’s economy.
• The Hill: 58% of respondents in a new NPR/Marist poll said they oppose laws restricting drag shows or performances even as Republicans in several states push to block the shows from being seen by children.
Most in new poll oppose laws restricting drag shows or performances https://t.co/SDeSSHZN5G pic.twitter.com/gFk4WidOJF
— The Hill (@thehill) March 30, 2023
• Arizona Mirror: A bill introduced in the Arizona state legislature would force all school children to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day. In 1943, the Supreme Court ruled that compelling children to say the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional and violated freedom of speech and religion.
• Bloomberg News: A Biden administration rule barring states from discriminating against poor LGBTQ people in the distribution of food stamps and other nutrition assistance programs survived a legal challenge by almost two dozen Republican-led states.
A Biden administration rule barring states from discriminating against poor LGBTQ people in the distribution of food stamps and other programs survived a legal challenge https://t.co/nM4WgzOt1L
— Businessweek (@BW) March 29, 2023