Madyson Fitzgerald is the newsletter producer and breaking news reporter for Stateline.
Was that chicken cutlet grown in a lab? These states want you to know.
By: Madyson Fitzgerald - September 11, 2023
Select U.S. restaurants have begun serving laboratory-grown chicken, spurring long wait times for reservations by diners curious to taste it. In June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture gave final approval for a few California-based companies to begin selling lab-produced chicken across the country. While it may be years before lab-grown meat is available at grocery […]
As employers expand artificial intelligence in hiring, few states have rules
By: Madyson Fitzgerald - July 18, 2023
As artificial intelligence finds its way into aspects of everyday life and becomes increasingly advanced, some state legislators feel a new urgency to create regulations for its use in the hiring process. Artificial intelligence, commonly known as AI, has been adopted by a quarter of businesses in the United States, according to the 2022 IBM Global AI […]
School districts struggle to implement new laws on sexually explicit books
By: Madyson Fitzgerald - June 15, 2023
RICHMOND, Va. — Although a new Virginia law requires schools to inform parents when sexually explicit materials are used in the classroom, some districts are using that law as the basis to go further and remove certain books from schools altogether. Book ban requests across the state often have cited the Virginia law, which was signed last year by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin. […]