Madyson Fitzgerald

Madyson Fitzgerald

Madyson Fitzgerald is the newsletter producer and breaking news reporter for Stateline.

Pieces of Good Meat's cultivated chicken are shown at the Eat Just office in Alameda, California

Was that chicken cutlet grown in a lab? These states want you to know.

By: - September 3, 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 […]

A photo illustration of two hands on a laptop keyboard with a cybernetic hand emerging from the monitor

As employers expand artificial intelligence in hiring, few states have rules

By: - July 17, 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 […]

Copies of banned books from various states and school systems from around the country are seen at the U.S. Capitol in March 2023 in Washington, D.C. Several states have enacted laws aimed at giving parents control over or banning explicit sexual materials from classrooms.

School districts struggle to implement new laws on sexually explicit books

By: - June 14, 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. […]