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The Capitol Note: Senate passes cell-phone tracking regulations

The Senate passed a measure on Tuesday that would enhance the regulation of cell-phone tracking devices currently used by at least two law enforcement organizations in the state. The Senate version, however, was amended at the last minute to weaken the legal standard allowing only limited access to citizens' location information, according to privacy advocates

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Looming teacher evals send districts scrambling

Welcomed by some as a long overdue step toward accountability, teacher assessments have also led to troubling headlines in recent months. It was the threat of teacher evaluations that led to a messy teacher strike in Chicago’s public school system, and it was their implementation that inspired education officials in Atlanta to fix students’ scores on standardized tests, leading to criminal charges for teachers and the district superintendent.

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Committee considers guns in the Capitol

The Advisory Committee on Capitol Security held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss the legality of carrying guns in the Capitol. Capitol security maintains a list of 832 gun owners who have been granted permission to carry in the building.

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