About the Author

Mary Shaffrey

Mary Shaffrey is an award-winning journalist who co-authored "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Government." She has spent more than 20 years covering government, both at the state and federal level. As a fan of the Baltimore Orioles and the Providence College Friars she feels cursed. Luckily she is a hockey mom too so her spirits aren't totally shot.

Two More California Education Organizations Vote to Oppose Prop 27

August 10, 2022 | By: Mary Shaffrey

Two more California education organizations came out on Wednesday against Prop 27, the measure that would legalize online sports betting in the state.  The California Federation of Teachers and the Association of California School Administrators both announced they oppose the ballot initiative. Their move comes weeks after the California Teachers Association made a similar announcement.  […]

Teachers Association Joins Fight Against Sports Betting

June 2, 2022 | By: Mary Shaffrey

Opponents of a mobile sports betting referendum question in California recently gained a key ally when the California Teachers Association announced it opposed the issue. The CTA unveiled its list of preferred candidates and positions on various ballot questions and instructed its 310,000 members to “oppose” the measure.  It did not offer further comments on […]