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House GOP Approves Cuts To Amtrak Budget Despite Crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled House panel on Wednesday approved deep spending cuts to Amtrak’s budget just hours after a deadly crash in Philadelphia.

The Appropriations Committee backed a $55 billion transportation and housing measure after rejecting Democratic attempts to boost spending on Amtrak by more than $1 billion, including $556 million targeted for the railroad’s Northeast corridor, site of the derailment. 614 more words


Amended California vaccine bill bypasses appropriations committee

California’s controversial proposal to eliminate the personal and religious belief exemptions for vaccinations could come up for a vote in the Senate as early as Thursday after amendments were quietly made to the bill last week. 183 more words

Sacramento Update

The Raising of America CPTV Town Hall Meeting

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), with support from the CT Office of Early Childhood and the Graustein Memorial Fund, hosted a screening of “The Raising of America,” a documentary that explores how a strong start for children can lead to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America. 37 more words

Early Childhood Education

Legislative Committee Advances Its Budget Plan

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Democratic-controlled budget-writing committee in Connecticut is rebuffing many of the Democratic governor’s proposed budget cuts.

The Appropriations Committee voted 33-to-24 on Monday in favor of an alternative two-year, $40.5 billion spending plan that would restore many of the social service and health care cuts proposed by Gov. 100 more words


Scott Unlikely To Get Full School Funding Request

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TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – House budget writers unveiled an education spending plan Monday that would provide public schools with almost $47 less per student than Gov. 494 more words


Data shows GOP plan trims Kansas school aid again this year

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – New Kansas Department of Education figures show that public schools would lose a total of $51 million in state aid before the end of June under an education funding plan from Republican leaders. 92 more words


Herbst: Budget Would Cause Closures, Cuts

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – UConn President Susan Herbst says the governor’s proposed $40 million cut in annual state aid to her school would lead to staff cuts, unpaid furloughs and the closing of some departments and degree programs. 108 more words