Annelise Hanshaw

Annelise Hanshaw

Annelise Hanshaw writes about education — a beat she has covered on both the West and East Coast while working for daily newspapers in Santa Barbara, California, and Greenwich, Connecticut. A born-and-raised Missourian, she is proud to be back in her home state.

Attorneys general oppose proposed federal rule supporting LGBTQ foster kids

By: and - December 4, 2023

Nineteen states, including Nebraska, joined last week to oppose a proposed federal rule that aims to protect LGBTQ youth in foster care and provide them with necessary services. The attorneys general, led by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, argue in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services that the proposed rule — […]

Missouri company plays central role in downfall of Biden loan forgiveness program

By: - July 3, 2023

At the center of the U.S Supreme Court decision striking down Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program was a little-known Missouri nonprofit that goes by MOHELA. Based in St. Louis, the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority is a quasi-governmental entity created by state lawmakers in 1981 to service student loans. And when former Missouri Attorney General […]