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AllAfrica.com
Plateau Ready to Enforce Own Preaching LawIt metamorphosed into what we are going through now," Lalong said. He recaled
Plateau Ready to Enforce Own Preaching Law
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 hours ago
It metamorphosed into what we are going through now," Lalong said. He recaled that in his time as speaker of the state legislature the House had responded to pressures from concerned persons, to initiate and pass a law in that regard. He... Read more
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The Advocate
Senate finance leaders OK latest version of budget; medical waiver program funding restored while TOPS, hospitals cutlikely are still weeks away from finalizing a state spending plan that will tak
Senate finance leaders OK latest version of budget; medical waiver program funding restored while TOPS, hospitals cut
The Advocate / Posted 5 hours ago
likely are still weeks away from finalizing a state spending plan that will take effect July 1, even as the state Legislature enters the final week of its regular session. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat who took office Jan. 11,... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
RTA plans aim to fix Detroit's broken transitoften, there aren't direct routes from the areas with the most workers to the p
RTA plans aim to fix Detroit's broken transit
Detroit Free Press / Posted 5 hours ago
often, there aren't direct routes from the areas with the most workers to the places with the most jobs. So in 2012, the state Legislature approved the creation of a Regional Transit Authority, the first step toward expanding our transit system... Read more
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Reuters
Illinois Democrats poised to defy governor's budget veto threatin August. As a midnight Tuesday deadline to pass legislation approaches, Raun
Illinois Democrats poised to defy governor's budget veto threat
Reuters / Posted 6 hours ago
in August. As a midnight Tuesday deadline to pass legislation approaches, Rauner and his Democratic rivals who control the state legislature reported no headway toward ending the 11-month long dispute that has left Illinois as the only state... Read more
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The Advocate
Senate finance leaders OK latest version of budget; medical waiver program funding restored while TOPS, hospitals cutlikely are still weeks away from finalizing a state spending plan that will tak
Senate finance leaders OK latest version of budget; medical waiver program funding restored while TOPS, hospitals cut
The Advocate / Posted 9 hours ago
likely are still weeks away from finalizing a state spending plan that will take effect July 1, even as the state Legislature enters the final week of its regular session. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat who took office Jan. 11,... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
BRTA seeks to replace transportation for low-wage workers in rural townsa service expansion? In Pittsfield or North Adams, between their downtown and W
BRTA seeks to replace transportation for low-wage workers in rural towns
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 12 hours ago
a service expansion? In Pittsfield or North Adams, between their downtown and Walmart?" Meanwhile, a bill pending in the state Legislature authored by state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield, proposes to allow the creation of transportation... Read more
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Nevada Appeal
Audio book complete for ‘Always Lost’than 50 venues nationwide from colleges to veterans’ organizations and back hom
Audio book complete for ‘Always Lost’
Nevada Appeal / Posted 13 hours ago
than 50 venues nationwide from colleges to veterans’ organizations and back home at prominent places such as the Nevada State Legislature building. The audio book includes all of the original literary work from the exhibit including the... Read more
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The Advocate
Nashville Mayor: Visit Our City Despite State's Anti-LGBT LawNashville is a welcoming city. “I am deeply concerned about the loss of revenu
Nashville Mayor: Visit Our City Despite State's Anti-LGBT Law
The Advocate / Posted 14 hours ago
Nashville is a welcoming city. “I am deeply concerned about the loss of revenue to our city because of action taken by the state legislature,” Mayor Megan Barry told Nashville TV station WKRN in an interview that aired Sunday. Since the state... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McSweeney resolution seeking study of lead in state water moves forwardlead in Illinois drinking water and publish results online. The agency would pr
McSweeney resolution seeking study of lead in state water moves forward
Northwest Herald / Posted 15 hours ago
lead in Illinois drinking water and publish results online. The agency would present a report to Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state Legislature between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31. Republican state Rep. David McSweeney is the proposal's sponsor. He says the... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Libertarians launch drive to get Johnson on November ballot by party30 political parties existed in Tennessee and were identified by party label on
Libertarians launch drive to get Johnson on November ballot by party
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 15 hours ago
30 political parties existed in Tennessee and were identified by party label on ballots between 1831 and 1961, the year the state Legislature first enacted rules granting special status to the Democratic and Republican parties and making it more... Read more
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examiner.com
Tar Heels defense dominates Terps in 2016 NCAA lax championshipthem off the way we wanted, we appreciate everything they’ve done for this team
Tar Heels defense dominates Terps in 2016 NCAA lax championship
examiner.com / Posted 16 hours ago
them off the way we wanted, we appreciate everything they’ve done for this team.” As for Ward, maybe the Democrats in the state legislature and Republican governor can prepare a special tax package for her and her family in Annapolis. Or perhaps... Read more
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Daily Herald
Illinois lawmakers propose study of lead in state waterlead in Illinois drinking water and publish results online. The agency would pr
Illinois lawmakers propose study of lead in state water
Daily Herald / Posted 17 hours ago
lead in Illinois drinking water and publish results online. The agency would present a report to Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state Legislature between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31. Republican state Rep. David McSweeney is the proposal's sponsor. He says the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Free State Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Hosts Africa Day Celebration, 31 MayThe Speaker of Free State Legislature, Hon. M. Qabathe in collaboration with th
Free State Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Hosts Africa Day Celebration, 31 May
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 hours ago
The Speaker of Free State Legislature, Hon. M. Qabathe in collaboration with the MEC: Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Hon. NS Leeto will be hosting an event to mark the Africa Day Celebration, the 2016 Africa Month under the theme... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Where's the rebate? Some still waitingchildren under 17. This year, the money will be a tax credit when people file t
Where's the rebate? Some still waiting
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 20 hours ago
children under 17. This year, the money will be a tax credit when people file their income taxes for 2015. Last June, the state Legislature and Cuomo agreed to another rebate check — this one tied to household income. Those will go out thi... Read more
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NJ.com
Bill would require child abuse checks for teachers, school bus drivers in N.J.should be subject to more stringent background checks to determine whether they
Bill would require child abuse checks for teachers, school bus drivers in N.J.
NJ.com / Posted 22 hours ago
should be subject to more stringent background checks to determine whether they've ever abused a child. A bill before the state Legislature (S1210) would subject public workers who regularly deal with children submit to a Child Abuse Record... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Lopez critical of lack of ethics reformMonday, May 30, 2016 ALBANY – The 2016 session of the state legislature is nea
Lopez critical of lack of ethics reform
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 23 hours ago
Monday, May 30, 2016 ALBANY – The 2016 session of the state legislature is nearing its home stretch and despite talk of ethics reform, lawmakers including Republican Assemblyman Peter Lopez, do not see it coming anytime soon. Lopez said Democrats,... Read more
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Desert Dispatch
Letters to the Editor:was in opposition for a clue. It was still murky. Then I realized that the Secr
Letters to the Editor:
Desert Dispatch / Posted 23 hours ago
was in opposition for a clue. It was still murky. Then I realized that the Secretary of State, the Attorney General and the state Legislature were up to their old tricks: confuse the public with slight-of-hand. In 2014, three California state... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sacked LG Chairs - Jang Passed Controversial Indictment of LG Chairs to Me - Lalongto run to the Federal High Court sitting in Jos, which granted their prayers fo
Sacked LG Chairs - Jang Passed Controversial Indictment of LG Chairs to Me - Lalong
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
to run to the Federal High Court sitting in Jos, which granted their prayers for an order compelling the state government, state legislature, and other parties to allow the elected officers in office, pending the determination of the substantive... Read more
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Daily Record
Jacob pursuing American dream straight to Congresswas pro-choice, now he’s voting to defund Planned Parenthood. He had a pretty g
Jacob pursuing American dream straight to Congress
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
was pro-choice, now he’s voting to defund Planned Parenthood. He had a pretty good environmental record when he was in the state legislature, but now his rating is 6 percent according to the League of Conservation Voters (11 percent in 2015, in... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Safety advocates: Retire 'accident'the word "accident" conveys, they said. On Jan. 1, the state of Nevada enacted
Safety advocates: Retire 'accident'
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
the word "accident" conveys, they said. On Jan. 1, the state of Nevada enacted a law, passed almost unanimously in the state Legislature, to change "accident" to "crash" in dozens of instances where the word is mentioned in state laws, like... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDTthe Saturday crash. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Facing a historic $1.3 billion hole i
Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted yesterday
the Saturday crash. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Facing a historic $1.3 billion hole in the budget at the start of the year, the state Legislature managed to close the gap through a combination of agency cuts, tax credit reforms, fee increases and the... Read more
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Newschannel 6 Wichita Falls
News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDTthe Saturday crash. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Facing a historic $1.3 billion hole i
News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT
Newschannel 6 Wichita Falls / Posted yesterday
the Saturday crash. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Facing a historic $1.3 billion hole in the budget at the start of the year, the state Legislature managed to close the gap through a combination of agency cuts, tax credit reforms, fee increases and the... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Ground-to-air fireworks soon to be legal in W.Va.HB 2852, allowing the sale of such fireworks in the state, was passed overwhelm
Ground-to-air fireworks soon to be legal in W.Va.
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted yesterday
HB 2852, allowing the sale of such fireworks in the state, was passed overwhelmingly by the state Legislature this year and signed into law by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The West Virginia Fire Marshal's office still reminds citizens to use caution while... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDTthe Saturday crash. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Facing a historic $1.3 billion hole i
Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted yesterday
the Saturday crash. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Facing a historic $1.3 billion hole in the budget at the start of the year, the state Legislature managed to close the gap through a combination of agency cuts, tax credit reforms, fee increases and the... Read more
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Raw Story
Nashville mayor ‘deeply concerned’ about lost tourist revenue resulting from anti-gay state lawhave already been cancelled. “I am deeply concerned about the loss of revenue
Nashville mayor ‘deeply concerned’ about lost tourist revenue resulting from anti-gay state law
Raw Story / Posted yesterday
have already been cancelled. “I am deeply concerned about the loss of revenue to our city because of action taken by the state legislature,” she told WKRN. “Come to Nashville. We are a warm and welcoming place. And we really don’t want the cities... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Obama’s legacy: History will judge him kindlyworker/community organiser before teaching law, only afterwards entering politi
Obama’s legacy: History will judge him kindly
Daily Maverick / Posted yesterday
worker/community organiser before teaching law, only afterwards entering politics. There was some time in the Illinois state legislature, and a single term as a senator, as he exploded onto the national scene as an orator in 2004, and then... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Study finds Wyoming pensions underfunded by $2 billioncould become a problem for retirees decades from now. Wyoming Retirement Syste
Study finds Wyoming pensions underfunded by $2 billion
KULR-8 Billings / Posted yesterday
could become a problem for retirees decades from now. Wyoming Retirement System Executive Director Ruth Ryerson says the state legislature has worked to close the gap in recent years and that the overall plan is healthy. Information from: Casper... Read more
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Business Standard India
Two Bills to face Assembly hurdlestheir Assembly. They will then have to start working on local language translat
Two Bills to face Assembly hurdles
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
their Assembly. They will then have to start working on local language translations. Article 174 of the Constitution says a state legislature must meet at least twice a year and the interval between any two sessions should not be more than six... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
My Turn: Reporter Don Bolles was killed for telling the truthBolles had begun easing off. Don had given me his card file on organized crime.
My Turn: Reporter Don Bolles was killed for telling the truth
The Arizona Republic / Posted yesterday
Bolles had begun easing off. Don had given me his card file on organized crime. He was working as a backup reporter at the state Legislature. But when he got the phone calls from Adamson alleging corruption in high places, he couldn’t resist... Read more
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The Columbian
Vancouver millennials inspired to run for officethey see their age as an advantage. The average age of a state legislator is 56
Vancouver millennials inspired to run for office
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
they see their age as an advantage. The average age of a state legislator is 56, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Several candidates mentioned they’re closer to the issues the state Legislature is tackling, such as... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Pennsylvania Republicans vs. Neighborhood Public SchoolsThe lack of adequate school funding provided by the state is the driving force
Pennsylvania Republicans vs. Neighborhood Public Schools
Op-Ed News / Posted yesterday
The lack of adequate school funding provided by the state is the driving force behind increasing property taxes. The PA State Legislature is controlled by Republicans and they not only created this funding mess but are continuing to push the... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
As doctor shortage grows nationwide, keeping them in NEPA more importantolder, according to a 2015 report by the Joint State Government Commission,a re
As doctor shortage grows nationwide, keeping them in NEPA more important
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted yesterday
older, according to a 2015 report by the Joint State Government Commission,a research and policy development agency for the state Legislature. It’s estimated Pennsylvania will need an additional 1,039 primary care physicians by 2030, an 11 percent... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Sunday's letters: A one-stop opportunitythe Civil War, Union Adm. David Farragut proclaimed, “Damn the torpedoes, full
Sunday's letters: A one-stop opportunity
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 2 days ago
the Civil War, Union Adm. David Farragut proclaimed, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.” The mantra of our Republican state Legislature and governor appears to be “Damn the Constitution, full speed backward.” The April 24 Times-News published... Read more
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Orange County Register
California stoking job growth – in the moving industrywonders for one segment of the economy: the moving industry. It is almost as th
California stoking job growth – in the moving industry
Orange County Register / Posted 2 days ago
wonders for one segment of the economy: the moving industry. It is almost as though that industry is secretly lobbying the state Legislature for its anti-business policies. Joe Vranich, as president of Spectrum Location Solutions, an Irvine... Read more
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Lisbon Morning Journal
Advisory groups will remain in place for nowthey have outlived their purpose and if the services are being duplicated by an
Advisory groups will remain in place for now
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted 2 days ago
they have outlived their purpose and if the services are being duplicated by another agency or board. Any recommendations must be approved by the state legislature. Bosley said the consolidation plan may also be reintroduced in the leg... Read more
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The East Liverpool Review
Elimination of advisory council put on holdthey have outlived their purpose and if the services are being duplicated by an
Elimination of advisory council put on hold
The East Liverpool Review / Posted 2 days ago
they have outlived their purpose and if the services are being duplicated by another agency or board. Any recommendations must be approved by the state legislature. Bosley said the consolidation plan may also be reintroduced in the leg... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
Weld County Health Dept. leading the way in workplace pumping educationwith fewer than 50 employees are exempt from federal law. However, Colorado’s
Weld County Health Dept. leading the way in workplace pumping education
Greeley Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
with fewer than 50 employees are exempt from federal law. However, Colorado’s Workplace Pumping Law, passed by the state legislature in 2008, goes a few steps further than federal law. Among some of the notable differences are companies are... Read more
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Lisbon Morning Journal
1st female speaker in Ohio sees theater renamed in her honorof a downtown Columbus theater. Jo Ann Davidson was speaker of the Ohio House
1st female speaker in Ohio sees theater renamed in her honor
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted 2 days ago
of a downtown Columbus theater. Jo Ann Davidson was speaker of the Ohio House from 1995 to 2000. A bill that cleared the state Legislature this week renames the Capitol Theatre in the Riffe Center across from the Statehouse the Jo Ann Davidson... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Home invasion survivor’s campaign could help GOPRep. Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from Cheshire in her second term in Congress. I
Home invasion survivor’s campaign could help GOP
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 2 days ago
Rep. Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from Cheshire in her second term in Congress. In 2010, Esty lost re-election bid for the state Legislature when she voted to support the repeal of the death penalty — a measure that was unsuccessful at the time.... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Reject photo ID for voterslegislators act as though voting is a privilege handed out by the most powerful
Reject photo ID for voters
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
legislators act as though voting is a privilege handed out by the most powerful to those they deem the most deserving. Our state Legislature recently passed two alarming measures that, according to the Missouri secretary of state, could... Read more
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The East Liverpool Review
1st female speaker in Ohio sees theater renamed in her honorof a downtown Columbus theater. Jo Ann Davidson was speaker of the Ohio House
1st female speaker in Ohio sees theater renamed in her honor
The East Liverpool Review / Posted 2 days ago
of a downtown Columbus theater. Jo Ann Davidson was speaker of the Ohio House from 1995 to 2000. A bill that cleared the state Legislature this week renames the Capitol Theatre in the Riffe Center across from the Statehouse the Jo Ann Davidson... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Home invasion survivor’s campaign could help GOPRep. Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from Cheshire in her second term in Congress. I
Home invasion survivor’s campaign could help GOP
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
Rep. Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from Cheshire in her second term in Congress. In 2010, Esty lost re-election bid for the state Legislature when she voted to support the repeal of the death penalty — a measure that was unsuccessful at the time.... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Number of Butler County veterans receiving help nears...2,563 trips to medical appointments. Bier said 181 vets asked for financial hel
Number of Butler County veterans receiving help nears...
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 2 days ago
2,563 trips to medical appointments. Bier said 181 vets asked for financial help and 160 were approved for $194,281. The state legislature carves out a small percentage of every county’s general fund for veterans assistance — and in Butler County... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
What killed a popular construction incentive? Old-fashioned protectionismprogram called 421-a was suffocated last month by a uniquely self-serving speci
What killed a popular construction incentive? Old-fashioned protectionism
Crain's New York Business / Posted 2 days ago
program called 421-a was suffocated last month by a uniquely self-serving special interest. It could be revived by the state legislature, but for now, it no longer exists. For decades the program reduced building costs and encouraged affordable... Read more
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Salem News
Proposal to eliminate local advisory groups pulledthey have outlived their purpose and if the services are being duplicated by an
Proposal to eliminate local advisory groups pulled
Salem News / Posted 2 days ago
they have outlived their purpose and if the services are being duplicated by another agency or board. Any recommendations must be approved by the state legislature. Bosley said the consolidation plan may also be reintroduced in the legis... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Home invasion survivor’s campaign could help GOPRep. Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from Cheshire in her second term in Congress. I
Home invasion survivor’s campaign could help GOP
Darien News-Review / Posted 2 days ago
Rep. Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from Cheshire in her second term in Congress. In 2010, Esty lost re-election bid for the state Legislature when she voted to support the repeal of the death penalty — a measure that was unsuccessful at the time.... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Home invasion survivor’s campaign could help GOPRep. Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from Cheshire in her second term in Congress. I
Home invasion survivor’s campaign could help GOP
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
Rep. Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from Cheshire in her second term in Congress. In 2010, Esty lost re-election bid for the state Legislature when she voted to support the repeal of the death penalty — a measure that was unsuccessful at the time.... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
State's dereliction in funding cities violates constitutionsignificant reforms in Michigan's public education that materially impacted its
State's dereliction in funding cities violates constitution
Detroit Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
significant reforms in Michigan's public education that materially impacted its payments to local governments. First, the state legislature sparked a crisis in public school funding by repealing the power of local school districts to levy property... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Reading Works aims to raise $24 million for adult literacysaid. "It's not on anyone's radar as such a serious condition as it is." To th
Reading Works aims to raise $24 million for adult literacy
Detroit Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
said. "It's not on anyone's radar as such a serious condition as it is." To that end, Reading Works plans to encourage the state Legislature to push more funding toward adult education. There are between 400 and 500 adults actively involved at the... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Glance at growth: County administration, politicians looking for ways to pay for county's growthmanagement and budget office, noted several major changes that have affected St
Glance at growth: County administration, politicians looking for ways to pay for county's growth
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 2 days ago
management and budget office, noted several major changes that have affected St. Johns County. He explained that the state legislature in 2007 mandated a maximum county millage rate of “rollback rate minus 9 percent.” That caused the... Read more
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