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State Budget Writers Consider $570M In Reduced Spending

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The Connecticut General Assembly’s budget-writing committee plans to vote on a revised budget that reduces the spending plan by nearly $570 million in the new fiscal year. 113 more words

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Pa. Police Academy Cheating Scandal Forces Out 29 Cadets

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – An investigation into cheating at the Pennsylvania State Police academy has effectively forced out 29 cadets, the force’s commander said Wednesday, just three weeks before the class is scheduled to graduate. 284 more words

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Maine gov threatens to call in National Guard to fight heroin epidemic

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

Senators Urge Funding For Sage Grouse Conservation

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

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Senate To Take Up Health Expansion Early In Session

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MIAMI (CBSMiami /NSF) —  The Senate is set to take up a controversial  health expansion plan during a special legislative session next month. 260 more words

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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

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