Maine’s governor is threatening to call up the National Guard to fight an epidemic of heroin and other drugs if lawmakers don’t hire more agents. Thursday, Gov. 349 more words
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Congress Takes Another Stab At Undercutting Gainful Employment Rules Two Weeks Before Implementation
The Department of Education’s long-awaited gainful employment rules – aimed at reining in the for-profit college industry – go into effect on July 1. But just because there are only 14 days before implementation, doesn’t mean those opposed to the regulations are giving up their fight. 736 more words
DENVER (AP) — Five Democratic senators are asking colleagues to fund preservation efforts for the imperiled greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse.
The senators on Tuesday urged the Appropriations Committee to fund… 127 more words
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
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
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