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KTUU Anchorage
Alaska House majority sets up hotline for budget ideasThe Alaska House majority wants to hear your ideas on ways to address the state
Alaska House majority sets up hotline for budget ideas
KTUU Anchorage / Posted an hour ago
The Alaska House majority wants to hear your ideas on ways to address the state's budget deficit and save the state money. The Republican-led majority announced Friday that it has set up a toll-free "Idea Line" to hear from Alaskans. Callers do not... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Legislators: Amendment could bog down emancipation extension billSome legislators and others worry a bill aimed at extending the emancipation ag
Legislators: Amendment could bog down emancipation extension bill
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 5 hours ago
Some legislators and others worry a bill aimed at extending the emancipation age for foster children to 21 may get bogged down because the Senate Finance Committee wants to add new provisions. State Sen. Bill Coley, vice chair of the Senate Finance... Read more
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The Bristol Bay Times
New Alaska rail line just ends in a forest after consuming $184 millionOn Sunday I rode my mountain bike to where Alaska's spending party died. An imm
New Alaska rail line just ends in a forest after consuming $184 million
The Bristol Bay Times / Posted 18 hours ago
On Sunday I rode my mountain bike to where Alaska's spending party died. An immense gravel embankment for a future rail line stops here in the woods with no money left to finish it. Alaskans have spent $184 million on the Point MacKenzie Rail... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Washington lawmakers nix bill linking tax breaks to Boeing jobsSEATTLE: Washington state lawmakers voted down a bill on Friday that would have
Washington lawmakers nix bill linking tax breaks to Boeing jobs
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 20 hours ago
SEATTLE: Washington state lawmakers voted down a bill on Friday that would have forced Boeing to keep a minimum number of jobs in the state in exchange for receiving billions of dollars in tax breaks. The 7-8 vote in the state's House Finance... Read more
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Business Wire
SPEEA and IAM 751 Say House Finance Committee Bowed to Boeing by Voting against Bill to Tie Tax Breaks to JobsOLYMPIA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A majority of the Washington State House Finan
SPEEA and IAM 751 Say House Finance Committee Bowed to Boeing by Voting against Bill to Tie Tax Breaks to Jobs
Business Wire / Posted 23 hours ago
OLYMPIA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A majority of the Washington State House Finance Committee bowed to The Boeing Company today by voting “no” on HB 2638, which would have tied Washington’s $8.7 billion aerospace tax incentives to jobs. The action... Read more
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examiner.com
CCRKBA to Seattle, Chicago: ‘How’s that gun control thing working for you?’Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bea
CCRKBA to Seattle, Chicago: ‘How’s that gun control thing working for you?’
examiner.com / Posted 23 hours ago
Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, sent out a scathing news release that not only blasted the so-called “gun violence taxes” in both cities, but also noted that Washington State’s Initiative 594,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Lawmakers nix bill linking tax breaks to Boeing jobsSEATTLE: Washington state lawmakers voted down a bill on Friday that would have
Lawmakers nix bill linking tax breaks to Boeing jobs
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 23 hours ago
SEATTLE: Washington state lawmakers voted down a bill on Friday that would have linked billions of dollars in state tax breaks to Boeing Co employment levels. The 7-8 vote in the House Finance committee means the measure will not advance to a floor... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Legislators: Amendment could bog down emancipation extension billSome legislators and others worry a bill aimed at extending the emancipation ag
Legislators: Amendment could bog down emancipation extension bill
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted yesterday
Some legislators and others worry a bill aimed at extending the emancipation age for foster children to 21 may get bogged down because the Senate Finance Committee wants to add new provisions. State Sen. Bill Coley, vice chair of the Senate Finance... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Rhode Island lawmakers put truck toll plan on the fast lanePROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A plan to charge big-rig trucks using Rhode Island high
Rhode Island lawmakers put truck toll plan on the fast lane
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 2 days ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A plan to charge big-rig trucks using Rhode Island highways is barreling through the state's General Assembly as top lawmakers push to fast-track the bill that failed last year. State senators fielded a wide range of opinions... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Democrats charge TN voucher bill would 'blow $175 million hole' in new public school fundingNASHVILLE -- Legislative Democrats charged today that if the General Assembly p
Democrats charge TN voucher bill would 'blow $175 million hole' in new public school funding
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
NASHVILLE -- Legislative Democrats charged today that if the General Assembly passes a school voucher program, the costs to local school districts "would nearly wipe out all the new funding" proposed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam for K-12 education... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Rhode Island lawmakers put truck toll plan on the fast laneBy News Staff news@abc6.com The Associated Press A plan to charge big-rig tr
Rhode Island lawmakers put truck toll plan on the fast lane
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 2 days ago
By News Staff news@abc6.com The Associated Press A plan to charge big-rig trucks using Rhode Island highways is barreling through the state's General Assembly as top lawmakers push to fast-track the bill that failed last year. State senators... Read more
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Weirton Daily Times
Bill would allow rideshare firms in state"In some ways, tourists and business travelers have come to rely and expect thi
Bill would allow rideshare firms in state
Weirton Daily Times / Posted 2 days ago
"In some ways, tourists and business travelers have come to rely and expect this kind of service when they come to West Virginia," said Majority Leader Daryl Cowles, R-Morgan. "The fact that we don't have it is a missing component of our... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Bill introduced to allow rideshare companies to operate in W.Va."In some ways, tourists and business travelers have come to rely and expect thi
Bill introduced to allow rideshare companies to operate in W.Va.
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 2 days ago
"In some ways, tourists and business travelers have come to rely and expect this kind of service when they come to West Virginia," said Majority Leader Daryl Cowles, R-Morgan. "The fact that we don't have it is a missing component of our... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Rhode Island lawmakers field public testimony on tollsPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Lawmakers have begun fielding public testimony on Democ
Rhode Island lawmakers field public testimony on tolls
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 2 days ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Lawmakers have begun fielding public testimony on Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo's plan to toll big-rig trucks to finance bridge repairs. The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday held the first hearing on a revised tolling... Read more
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Alaska Public
Three pitches for closing state budget deficit with the Permanent Fund Gov. Bill Walker has proposed using the Permanent Fund earnings to pay for mu
Three pitches for closing state budget deficit with the Permanent Fund
Alaska Public / Posted 2 days ago
Gov. Bill Walker has proposed using the Permanent Fund earnings to pay for much of the state’s annual budget. But Walker isn’t alone in eyeing the $50 billion account. Lawmakers... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Rhode Island lawmakers field public testimony on tollsBy The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Lawmakers have
Rhode Island lawmakers field public testimony on tolls
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 2 days ago
By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Lawmakers have begun fielding public testimony on Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo's plan to toll big-rig trucks to finance bridge repairs. The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday held... Read more
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Juneau Empire
PFD compensation bill advances in HouseThe House State Affairs Committee on Tuesday voted its approval of a bill to re
PFD compensation bill advances in House
Juneau Empire / Posted 3 days ago
The House State Affairs Committee on Tuesday voted its approval of a bill to restore the Permanent Fund Dividends of the Fairbanks Four and others found innocent of serious crimes after conviction. Under existing state law, anyone in jail for a... Read more
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Denver Post
Denver releases 28,000 marijuana products it had recalled for pesticidesThe city of Denver has released more than 28,000 packages of marijuana-infused
Denver releases 28,000 marijuana products it had recalled for pesticides
Denver Post / Posted 3 days ago
The city of Denver has released more than 28,000 packages of marijuana-infused edibles back into the market after recalling the products late last year when they tested positive for pesticides that are banned for use on cannabis. The release comes... Read more
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Denver Post
Denver releases 28K marijuana products it had recalled for pesticidesThe city of Denver has released more than 28,000 packages of marijuana-infused
Denver releases 28K marijuana products it had recalled for pesticides
Denver Post / Posted 3 days ago
The city of Denver has released more than 28,000 packages of marijuana-infused edibles back into the market after recalling the products late last year when they tested positive for pesticides that are banned for use on cannabis. The release comes... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Homeless tracking system derailed after city failed to pay vendorOnce a year, homeless outreach workers and volunteers hit the street to count t
Homeless tracking system derailed after city failed to pay vendor
Hawaii News Now / Posted 4 days ago
Once a year, homeless outreach workers and volunteers hit the street to count the homeless. This "point-in-time" count, which happened in January, provides a snapshot of what's happening on that day in that community, but it's far from the whole... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
GOP lawmaker aims to create an inspector general's officePROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill to establis
GOP lawmaker aims to create an inspector general's office
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 5 days ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill to establish an office of inspector general to target government waste. Rep. Daniel Reilly says it's time to address fraud, waste and the abuse of public funds "head on." The... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Rhode Island General Assembly to resume truck toll debatePROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island General Assembly is gearing up to deba
Rhode Island General Assembly to resume truck toll debate
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 6 days ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island General Assembly is gearing up to debate a new truck toll proposal by Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and several competing bills. The House Finance Committee will hold a hearing Thursday about the recently... Read more
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The Maui News
Bill would limit tenants’ years in public housingHONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are considering limiting the number of years people
Bill would limit tenants’ years in public housing
The Maui News / Posted 7 days ago
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are considering limiting the number of years people can live in public housing if they agree to an incentive program in advance, hoping to create more movement in a system with a yearslong waiting list. By accepting a... Read more
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Alaska Public
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016Alaska News Nightly: Education commissioner tosses controversial AMP test El
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
Alaska Public / Posted 9 days ago
Alaska News Nightly: Education commissioner tosses controversial AMP test Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage In a surprise statement late Tuesday night, Alaska education commissioner Mike Hanley said the Alaska Measures of... Read more
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Alaska Public
Alaska prisons cost a lot, but are we safer? A commission set up by the Alaska Legislature in 2014 has issued a report on
Alaska prisons cost a lot, but are we safer?
Alaska Public / Posted 9 days ago
A commission set up by the Alaska Legislature in 2014 has issued a report on Alaska’s corrections and judicial systems. They say the judicial and corrections systems cost the state a lot, but they don’t... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee HouseNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An effort to create a school voucher program in Tenness
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee House
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 10 days ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An effort to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has cleared its last major committee before a full House vote. The House Finance Committee voted 11-10 Tuesday in favor of the measure sponsored by Republican Rep.... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee HouseNASHVILLE, Tenn. — An effort to create a school voucher program in Tennessee ha
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee House
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An effort to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has cleared its last major committee before a full House vote. The House Finance Committee voted 11-10 Tuesday in favor of the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Bill... Read more
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WRCB Chattanooga
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee HouseNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An effort to create a school voucher program in Tenness
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee House
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted 10 days ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An effort to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has cleared its last major committee before a full House vote. The House Finance Committee voted 11-10 Tuesday in favor of the measure sponsored by Republican Rep.... Read more
6 related stories
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WRCB Chattanooga
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in TN HouseNASHVILLE (AP) - An effort to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in TN House
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted 10 days ago
NASHVILLE (AP) - An effort to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has cleared its last major committee before a full House vote. The House Finance Committee voted 11-10 Tuesday in favor of the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Bill Dunn... Read more
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New York Magazine
NYMag Survey: Republican Voters Want ‘Testicular Fortitude’Republican voters in New Hampshire and Iowa, December 2015, and whom they plan
NYMag Survey: Republican Voters Want ‘Testicular Fortitude’
New York Magazine / Posted 10 days ago
Republican voters in New Hampshire and Iowa, December 2015, and whom they plan to vote for as of January 21. On February 1, Iowans will cast the first votes of the 2016 presidential election, and the only thing that’s clear is that this Republican... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby school board approves charter compact, legislative agendaShelby County Schools and the charter schools under its purview now have a form
Shelby school board approves charter compact, legislative agenda
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
Shelby County Schools and the charter schools under its purview now have a formal agreement to work together in education after the SCS board voted Tuesday night to approve a charter compact. The school board also approved a legislative agenda that... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee HouseNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An effort to create a school voucher program in Tenness
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee House
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 10 days ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An effort to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has cleared its last major committee before a full House vote. The House Finance Committee voted 11-10 on Wednesday in favor of the measure sponsored by Republican... Read more
6 related stories
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WRCB Chattanooga
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee HouseNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An effort to create a school voucher program in Tenness
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee House
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted 10 days ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An effort to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has cleared its last major committee before a full House vote. The House Finance Committee voted 11-10 on Wednesday in favor of the measure sponsored by Republican... Read more
6 related stories
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee HouseNASHVILLE — An effort to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has clear
School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee House
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
NASHVILLE — An effort to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has cleared its last major committee before a full House vote. The House Finance Committee voted 11-10 Tuesday in favor of the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Bill Dunn of... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Tennessee school voucher bill scrapes through House Finance Committee by one voteNASHVILLE — A bill creating a Tennessee school voucher program scraped through
Tennessee school voucher bill scrapes through House Finance Committee by one vote
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
NASHVILLE — A bill creating a Tennessee school voucher program scraped through the House Finance Committee Tuesday after a bitter debate, giving the plan to use taxpayer dollars to send students to private schools its best chance ever of becoming... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Opponents to school vouchers ask lawmakers to not ‘abandon our schools’Opponents of a school vouchers bill in the Tennessee Legislature said Monday th
Opponents to school vouchers ask lawmakers to not ‘abandon our schools’
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 11 days ago
Opponents of a school vouchers bill in the Tennessee Legislature said Monday the measure will cause public schools to be abandoned and called for more support of programs like Knox County's community schools initiative. "It is essentially a bill... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
Transparency and privacy in NH govtANew Hampshire legislator has sponsored a pair of bills that would limit the da
Transparency and privacy in NH govt
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
ANew Hampshire legislator has sponsored a pair of bills that would limit the data that government can collect about New Hampshire residents. "An individual shall have an expectation of privacy in personal information, the content of messages and the... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Governor wants $10.8M to tackle homelessnessThe governor is asking for nearly $11 million to tackle Hawaii's growing homele
Governor wants $10.8M to tackle homelessness
Hawaii News Now / Posted 14 days ago
The governor is asking for nearly $11 million to tackle Hawaii's growing homeless issue in the coming fiscal year. Most of the funds are for existing programs designed to move people off the streets and into housing, but for the first time ever --... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
NH ACLU backs new privacy legislationWest Lebanon - A trio of bills introduced in the New Hampshire House by a Repub
NH ACLU backs new privacy legislation
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
West Lebanon - A trio of bills introduced in the New Hampshire House by a Republican lawmaker known for his concerns about privacy rights has won the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire. But some Upper Valley police... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Sustained low oil prices could push state deficit higher than $3.5 billionJUNEAU -- On the day the state lawmaking session began, the price of Alaska Nor
Sustained low oil prices could push state deficit higher than $3.5 billion
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 16 days ago
JUNEAU -- On the day the state lawmaking session began, the price of Alaska North Slope crude oil had dropped to $26.97 per barrel. More from KTUU Long gone are the days of $110-plus oil, but the most recent price released by the Revenue... Read more
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Juneau Empire
State budget calls for fewest gov't workers since 2007Alaska’s state government will continue to shrink. Speaking to the Senate Fina
State budget calls for fewest gov't workers since 2007
Juneau Empire / Posted 16 days ago
Alaska’s state government will continue to shrink. Speaking to the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday morning, state budget director Pat Pitney said Gov. Bill Walker proposes to cut 185 jobs in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. Those... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Poll: Alaskans want action on fiscal crisis, divided over proposed responsesJUNEAU -- State lawmakers are faced with two big challenges this year: agree on
Poll: Alaskans want action on fiscal crisis, divided over proposed responses
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 16 days ago
JUNEAU -- State lawmakers are faced with two big challenges this year: agree on policies that address the $3.5 billion spending deficit and looming fiscal crisis, and then live with the consequences of the solution that ultimately wins out. One of... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Bill would cut out unnecessary paperwork The Colorado Department of Revenue would no longer have to issue reports on c
Bill would cut out unnecessary paperwork
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
The Colorado Department of Revenue would no longer have to issue reports on certain things it can’t really report on under a bill that won approval in the House Finance Committee on Wednesday. The measure,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick argues for voucher bill, bashes Hamilton County over school-funding lawsuit, Ooltewah rape scandalNASHVILLE — The years-long battle to create a school voucher program in Tenness
House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick argues for voucher bill, bashes Hamilton County over school-funding lawsuit, Ooltewah rape scandal
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
NASHVILLE — The years-long battle to create a school voucher program in Tennessee cleared a hurdle Wednesday and is heading toward another major test in the full House Finance Committee, where it has never passed. Proponents of using public tax... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
School voucher bill jumps major hurdle in HouseNASHVILLE — A school voucher bill jumped a major committee hurdle in the House
School voucher bill jumps major hurdle in House
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 17 days ago
NASHVILLE — A school voucher bill jumped a major committee hurdle in the House of Representatives today, which may pave the way for passage this year after years of efforts by voucher supporters. Vouchers allow students to take public school funding... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Tennessee school voucher bill wins a key House subcommittee voteNASHVILLE — A school voucher bill jumped a major committee hurdle in the House
Tennessee school voucher bill wins a key House subcommittee vote
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
NASHVILLE — A school voucher bill jumped a major committee hurdle in the House of Representatives today, which may pave the way for passage this year after years of efforts by voucher supporters. Vouchers allow students to take public school funding... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
lawmaker testifies about his role in 38 Studios dealPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former Rhode Island lawmaker now working as a Vermont
lawmaker testifies about his role in 38 Studios deal
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 22 days ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former Rhode Island lawmaker now working as a Vermont official has returned to his home state to testify about its failed $75 million deal with ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's now-bankrupt videogame... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
lawmaker testifies about his role in 38 Studios dealPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former Rhode Island lawmaker now working as a Vermont
lawmaker testifies about his role in 38 Studios deal
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 22 days ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former Rhode Island lawmaker now working as a Vermont official has returned to his home state to testify about its failed $75 million deal with ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's now-bankrupt videogame... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
Bill would repay water projectsLegislation to redirect money back to New Hampshire communities for completed w
Bill would repay water projects
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
Legislation to redirect money back to New Hampshire communities for completed water and sewer upgrade projects would send millions of dollars to Nashua and other municipalities over the next two decades, according to city lawmakers. The measure... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
State may expand death pay benefitCONCORD - School shootings have turned teachers into first responders, and they
State may expand death pay benefit
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
CONCORD - School shootings have turned teachers into first responders, and they deserve the same death benefits given to police officers and firefighters, a state lawmaker said Wednesday. "I remember learning how to play dodgeball at recess; I don't... Read more
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