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House Approves Tax Cut for Missouri Families and Businesses

The day after many Americans paid their taxes, the Missouri House of Representatives gave final approval to legislation that would reduce the tax burden for Missouri families and businesses. 546 more words


Rauner burns through campaign fund

by Cassaundra N. Sampson

CHICAGO—Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn leads the second quarter with $ 8.8 million remaining in his campaign fund, compared to the $1.3 million left in Republican rival Bruce Rauner’s campaign, 762 more words

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Is Technology Taxing School Budgets?

As the Vermont school district consolidation debate rages on (H.883), I would like to focus for a moment on technology, and how it might relate to rising education costs.  1,795 more words


Nixon Announces Education Spending Restrictions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced plans Thursday to freeze $22 million that had been budgeted for public schools and colleges because lawmakers failed to include enough money in a mid-year spending plan passed this week. 576 more words


Legislative Re-cap: 90 Days in Annapolis

Yesterday marked Sine Die, the adjournment of the General Assembly’s 2014 legislative session in Annapolis.

It has been a busy session, with 1,117 bills introduced in the House of Delegates and another 1,555 bills introduced in the Senate. 622 more words

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Questions Raised About Funding for New Charters

Following the State Board of Education’s approval yesterday of four new charter schools for Connecticut, the senator who co-chairs the legislature’s powerful budget-writing committee has said she’s “sort of outraged that they approved additional charters.” Senator Beth Bye questioned where the money for the two charters the Board approved to open in 2015-16 is going to come from. 6 more words

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