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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

Current Events

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


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


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

CBS Washington

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