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Save the H2B Program

The Department of Homeland Security announced that the 33,000 H-2B cap for the second half of fiscal 2017 was reached on March 13. According to DHS, March 13, 2017 is the “final receipt date” for H-2B worker petitions for fiscal year 2017. 210 more words

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It Really Isn’t Even a Choice between Music and Missiles

BY MARTIN KICH

The Wall Street Journal, of all places, has posted a video showing how little the Department of Defense can purchase if all of the federal funding for arts programs is eliminated, as President Trump has proposed. 577 more words

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A recap of the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing with Agriculture

Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing with Agriculture 

The committee held a budget hearing with Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture, to d appropriation for the Department of Agriculture. 4,054 more words

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Lawmakers call for new scrutiny of horse racing subsidies

HARRISBURG — The state uses close to $250 million a year in proceeds from casino gambling to prop up the horse racing industry.

With the state struggling to close a multi-billion dollar budget deficit, lawmakers are beginning to question whether the state can still afford to subsidize the sport of kings. 94 more words

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Statistics of the Day: Higher-Ed Related

BY MARTIN KICH

Here is another item to put in the folder of false assertions about how Federal tax policy screws the wealthy and exists to provide giveaways to the impoverished. 248 more words

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Political Litmus Tests Have No Place in Higher Ed

POSTED BY LAURA MARKWARDT

The following statement was issued by Rudy Fichtenbaum, AAUP president, and Hank Reichman, AAUP first vice-president and chair of Committee A on Academic Freedom. 332 more words

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The Dangerous NAS Proposals for the Higher Education Act

BY JOHN K. WILSON

The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has issued a tentative set of recommendation for amendments to the Higher Education Act. While claiming to offer “freedom from overregulation,” in reality the NAS proposals would impose the most restrictive, intrusive, and repressive regulations on higher education in American history. 1,127 more words

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