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Long Island Sound region Senators release letter on Plum Island

Plum Island is an 840-acre island located in eastern Long Island Sound, and over the last seventy years, eighty-percent of the island has been allowed to return to a natural state—becoming a de-facto wildlife refuge and home to several endangered species.  411 more words

Legislative

MSCF Legislative Update – April 17, 2015

From MSCF Governmental Relations Chair Rick Nelson:

Greetings,

This update is to provide an overview of what is happening in the Minnesota House and Senate Higher Education Committees in regards to the higher education funding bills as we head into the final four weeks of the 2015 legislative session.

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MSCF Video Campaign for Higher Ed Support

Check out fellow MSCF faculty from across the state as they clearly make the case for supporting public Higher Education, MnSCU, and Two-Year Colleges:

Also check out these commercial spots from EdMin and MSCF: 9 more words

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Animal Welfare: What It Means In Terms of Animal Agriculture

Every industry, especially the agriculture industry is subject to ambiguous terminology that has extremely important implications. One of the most contested terms that holds serious implications for agricultural enthusiasts, animal lovers and farmers alike is: animal welfare. 885 more words

Legislative

Congress Passed a New Health Care Bill: Here's What it Does

By Max Friedman

For the first time in years, Congress has passed a big, bipartisan health care bill.

On Tuesday night, the Senate passed H.R. 2… 351 more words

Federal Reform

Consumer health care cost protections fall short 

By Rosana Garcia

Several pro-consumer bills have cleared their first hurdle and are headed for votes in the House and Senate.  Any legislation that improves cost, price, quality or access issues in our health care system can be considered “pro-consumer”—but these specific bills address direct health care costs paid by the consumer. 589 more words

State Reform