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Councilman Bill Hollander Praises Marriage Equality Ruling And Calls for Statewide Fairness Law

Four District 9 citizens were plaintiffs in the cases that led to today’s Supreme Court decision that all states must issue licenses for and recognize marriages between same-sex couples.    153 more words

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Proposed 1-cent tax could save MoDOT - Funding shortfall stops any road, bridge improvements

Community Free Press (Springfield, MO) – Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Author: Dillan Conn

A joint resolution to raise the Missouri sales tax by 1 cent for a period of 10 years is being debated as a way to curtail drastic revenue losses for the Missouri Department of Transportation. 660 more words

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The Alabama Legislature And Del Marsh Apparently Does Not Care About Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, and with the way things are going, the state of Alabama is going to celebrate by cutting mental health funding even more, and pretty much screwing all who needs mental health help, or has an intellectual disability.  1,383 more words

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PVA Extends Property Appeal Deadline

The Jefferson County PVA office is extending the property reassessment appeal deadline to May 29th at 4:00 p.m. This gives property owners an additional 8 days to file a property appeal.  219 more words

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Dyslexia Receives Congressional Attention

Congressional Hearing on “The Science of Dyslexia”
On Thursday, September 18th, 2014, a hearing was held before the full Congressional Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on “The Science of Dyslexia.” Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-Texas) summed up the current situation extremely well “… typically in our school systems today there is not recognition, early detection, or enough teachers who are trained to spot symptoms of dyslexia early enough to get the students the intervention they need.” Dr. 184 more words

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Major Mental Health Cuts Are Coming, Thanks To The Alabama Legislature

Today, the House Ways and Means Committee approved a $1.64 billion budget for the General Fund.  The budget would include major and devastating cuts to all state departments other than schools.   1,380 more words