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Chicago Tribune
Hospitals worry about closures, layoffs as they brace for Medicaid funding changeslegislature, to get a bill drafted. That’s proving to be a race against the cl
Chicago Tribune / Posted an hour ago
legislature, to get a bill drafted. That’s proving to be a race against the clock, as the plan has to be approved by the General Assembly before being sent to the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services for final approval and... Read more
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Chronicle-Tribune
The Chronicle-Tribune - chronicle-tribune.comsaid a preliminary survey among his constituents has indicated support for an i
Chronicle-Tribune / Posted 4 hours ago
said a preliminary survey among his constituents has indicated support for an increase in the smoking age.This year’s General Assembly is a short session. The final day is March 16 though could end sometime early in February as 2018 is a... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Proposal on reserve cash wins plauditsin a written statement. "As to using the fund as a long term tool, that will be
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 4 hours ago
in a written statement. "As to using the fund as a long term tool, that will be determined in future discussions with the General Assembly." House Speaker Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, said the Legislature potentially could use the fund to help pay... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Building a Freemason educationearly institutions of higher education chartered in Arkansas was St. Johns' Col
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 4 hours ago
early institutions of higher education chartered in Arkansas was St. Johns' College in Little Rock, created by the Arkansas General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. John S. Roane on the last day of December 1850. It took a while for the new... Read more
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Gulf News
John Abraham wants to make the world a better placesports arena but also in society. The winning team from the UAE will compete at
Gulf News / Posted 5 hours ago
sports arena but also in society. The winning team from the UAE will compete at the final in New York, during the UN General Assembly in September 2018.“I’m here because I think women will make a change ... so I encourage girls to get more... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Fowler vows to press forward on 'bathroom bill' with new Tennessee House sponsorcannot," Fowler said. "If the state is not sued, then the state is not a party.
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 9 hours ago
cannot," Fowler said. "If the state is not sued, then the state is not a party." McCormick, who served with Fowler in the General Assembly, said, "I don't want to argue legal details with David Fowler because he's a qualified lawyer and I'm not.... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Pence gets an earful in Cairo as he begins Middle East touron Jerusalem, which upended hopes for a negotiated peace deal with Palestinians
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 hours ago
on Jerusalem, which upended hopes for a negotiated peace deal with Palestinians. The U.S. vetoed the resolution, but the General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a similar, nonbinding resolution. Pence is likely to hear similar concerns about... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Vice President Pence gets an earful in Cairo on his first official Middle East touron Jerusalem, which upended hopes for a negotiated peace deal with Palestinians
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 hours ago
on Jerusalem, which upended hopes for a negotiated peace deal with Palestinians. The U.S. vetoed the resolution, but the General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a similar nonbinding resolution. Pence is likely to hear similar concerns about... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Vice President Pence gets an earful in Cairo on his first official Middle East touron Jerusalem, which upended hopes for a negotiated peace deal with Palestinians
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 10 hours ago
on Jerusalem, which upended hopes for a negotiated peace deal with Palestinians. The U.S. vetoed the resolution, but the General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a similar nonbinding resolution. Pence is likely to hear similar concerns about... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Vice President Pence gets an earful in Cairo on his first official Middle East touron Jerusalem, which upended hopes for a negotiated peace deal with Palestinians
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 10 hours ago
on Jerusalem, which upended hopes for a negotiated peace deal with Palestinians. The U.S. vetoed the resolution, but the General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a similar nonbinding resolution. Pence is likely to hear similar concerns about... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump: In immigration debate, race mattersrace, color, religion and culture on earth, a continent-wide replica of the won
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 11 hours ago
race, color, religion and culture on earth, a continent-wide replica of the wonderful diversity we see today in the U.N. General Assembly. Such a country has never existed before. Are we on the Yellow Brick Road to the new Utopia -- or on the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois schools test approach that lets students learn at own pacethat is over a century old." Illinois has been slower than other states in lau
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 12 hours ago
that is over a century old." Illinois has been slower than other states in launching the learning method. The Illinois General Assembly approved implanting competency-based learning pilot programs in 2016. The 10 pilots were approved by the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington women demand to be heard at 2nd annual marchDep Butler, D-Wilmington, said at least six women have called her to ask about
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 12 hours ago
Dep Butler, D-Wilmington, said at least six women have called her to ask about what it's really like to serve in the N.C. General Assembly. The questions, Butler said, range from concerns about the time commitment required to what the wardrobe... Read more
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Daily Press
The right of the peopleVirginia’s Freedom of Information Act is pretty straightforward. Quoting direct
Daily Press / Posted 14 hours ago
Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act is pretty straightforward. Quoting directly from that section of the state code: “The General Assembly ensures the people of the Commonwealth ready access to public records in the custody of a public body or its... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
MGM outspends the rest in casino bidlawmakers have scheduled a Jan. 31 news conference with MGM officials to propos
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 16 hours ago
lawmakers have scheduled a Jan. 31 news conference with MGM officials to propose legislation in the upcoming General Assembly session that would expand the siting process and possibly make way for a $675 million Bridgeport... Read more
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Connecticut Post
MGM outspends the rest in casino bidlawmakers have scheduled a Jan. 31 news conference with MGM officials to propos
Connecticut Post / Posted 16 hours ago
lawmakers have scheduled a Jan. 31 news conference with MGM officials to propose legislation in the upcoming General Assembly session that would expand the siting process and possibly make way for a $675 million Bridgeport... Read more
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WALB Albany
Local government agencies and officials respond to government shutdownalso responded saying, "Thankfully, the temporary shutdown of the federal gover
WALB Albany / Posted 16 hours ago
also responded saying, "Thankfully, the temporary shutdown of the federal government has no impact on the operations of the General Assembly or most state government functions. Like nearly all states, South Carolina produces a balanced budget... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Local government agencies and officials respond to government shutdownalso responded saying, "Thankfully, the temporary shutdown of the federal gover
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 16 hours ago
also responded saying, "Thankfully, the temporary shutdown of the federal government has no impact on the operations of the General Assembly or most state government functions. Like nearly all states, South Carolina produces a balanced budget... Read more
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Darien News-Review
MGM outspends the rest in casino bidlawmakers have scheduled a Jan. 31 news conference with MGM officials to propos
Darien News-Review / Posted 17 hours ago
lawmakers have scheduled a Jan. 31 news conference with MGM officials to propose legislation in the upcoming General Assembly session that would expand the siting process and possibly make way for a $675 million Bridgeport... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
At Baltimore's Women's March, participants look to the futurethat the future is female. “We want to celebrate these women leaders, and enco
Baltimore Sun / Posted 17 hours ago
that the future is female. “We want to celebrate these women leaders, and encourage more women to run and join them in the General Assembly,” Ramos said. Mayor Catherine Pugh stood in front of City Hall to address the crowd, and thanked the many... Read more
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Island Packet
School bus vetoes. Lobbying Trump. SC Gov. Henry McMaster’s 1st year on the jobspend less. He's done that through his executive budget. He's done that through
Island Packet / Posted 18 hours ago
spend less. He's done that through his executive budget. He's done that through his veto of the gas tax,” Symmes said. “The General Assembly has shown an appetite to raise taxes and spend more.” High marks for S.C. threats "He was on the phone... Read more
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TribLIVE
Addicts who commit petty crimes should go to treatment, not prison, McKeesport state senator saysof family concerns likely are driving several mandatory treatment and involunta
TribLIVE / Posted 20 hours ago
of family concerns likely are driving several mandatory treatment and involuntary commitment proposals circulating in the General Assembly right now, said Elizabeth Randol, legislative director of the American Civil Liberties Union of... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Advocates mount push for marijuana bill in Kentuckylegislature to make Kentucky the next state to join the list. "Today is a real
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 20 hours ago
legislature to make Kentucky the next state to join the list. "Today is a real gut check for every member of the General Assembly," she said. "Will they stand up for the citizens of Kentucky or are they merely going to sit in... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Loveland, looking for something to do this weekend?685-4943 or Ruggmor@aol.com for details or to sign up. Non-members welcome. Vis
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 20 hours ago
685-4943 or Ruggmor@aol.com for details or to sign up. Non-members welcome. Visit lovelandmountainclub.org. United Nations General Assembly Talk, 2:30 p.m., Harmony Public Library, 4616 S. Shields St., Fort Collins. Melisa Esposti, who attended the... Read more
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The Hill
A second bite at the apple? State constitutions and the ethos of fairness in electionsSupreme Court will have an opportunity to vindicate these norms in League of Wo
The Hill / Posted 21 hours ago
Supreme Court will have an opportunity to vindicate these norms in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Pennsylvania General Assembly. The Pennsylvania Constitution explicitly grants its citizens an affirmative right to vote. In addition,... Read more
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The Manila Times
Reinstating the death penalty a violation of international lawrights to due process and fair trial. The ICCPR was 12 years in the making, dra
The Manila Times / Posted 21 hours ago
rights to due process and fair trial. The ICCPR was 12 years in the making, drafted in 1954, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 19, 1965, and entered into force on March 23, 1976. The Philippines was only one of six original... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Philta snubs ITF, courts disastersnub in a meeting with Filipino tennis officials Antonio Cablitas, Martin Misa
Pilipino Star / Posted 21 hours ago
snub in a meeting with Filipino tennis officials Antonio Cablitas, Martin Misa and Randy Villanueva during the ATF annual general assembly in Jakarta last November. Cablitas was elected Philta president last June but the POC declared it unlawful,... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
The #Resistance Trump ignited will shape politics for a generationreceived an early look at their new relationship with progressives during the d
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 21 hours ago
received an early look at their new relationship with progressives during the dozens of races for the Virginia General Assembly. The party nearly pulled a shock upset, falling a single vote short in one delegate race that would have... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Future of Georgia's farmers markets debated after auditare losing money. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that auditors say t
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 21 hours ago
are losing money. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that auditors say the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the General Assembly need to re-evaluate the use of the state's nine farmers markets to determine whether the cost is worth the... Read more
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Barrow Journal
Gov. Deal starts easing out of officeThere’s a name for it: lame duck governors. Those tendencies were on display w
Barrow Journal / Posted 22 hours ago
There’s a name for it: lame duck governors. Those tendencies were on display with Nathan Deal last week as he and the General Assembly moved into the final regular session of his tenure as governor. Deal had a couple of major speeches to... Read more
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Barrow Journal
England: Deal’s State of the State exceptionalThe House of Representatives convened for the second regular session of the 154
Barrow Journal / Posted 22 hours ago
The House of Representatives convened for the second regular session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 8. The spotlight for the first week of the 2018 legislative session was on Gov. Nathan Deal, who is now in his eighth and final year... Read more
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Daily Herald
Schools test approach that lets students learn at own pacefor help. Illinois has been slower than other states in launching the often co
Daily Herald / Posted 23 hours ago
for help. Illinois has been slower than other states in launching the often controversial learning method. The Illinois General Assembly approved implanting competency-based learning pilot programs in 2016. The pilots were approved by the... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Here's a guide to pronunciations in Virginia newsairports Norfolk International Airport officials and city leaders are at odds
WVVA Bluefield / Posted yesterday
airports Norfolk International Airport officials and city leaders are at odds over two bills before the Virginia General Assembly that would save the airport $250,000 - stripping 1.5 percent of funding from the city's...More >> Norfolk... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Immunity ruling shines spotlight on Claims Commissionwebsite. Before awards over $15,000 are paid out, they must be included in app
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
website. Before awards over $15,000 are paid out, they must be included in appropriation bills and passed by the General Assembly. Two of the 16 members of the committee -- Sens. Will Bond, D-Little Rock, and Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Little... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
U.S., Led By an Erratic Trump, Seeks to Undermine UNclear that UNRWA, contrary to a misconception, is "not a Palestinian institutio
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
clear that UNRWA, contrary to a misconception, is "not a Palestinian institution. UNRWA is a UN institution created by the General Assembly." Last December, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who has hinted at linking America's financial... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'The World Has Gone in Reverse'and the rise in nationalism and xenophobia. "In fundamental ways, the world ha
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
and the rise in nationalism and xenophobia. "In fundamental ways, the world has gone in reverse," said Guterres to the General Assembly. "At the beginning of 2018, we must recognize the many ways in which the international community is failing... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
EDITORIAL, Jan. 20: N.C. Senate drags feet on class-size fixhowever, wish our legislators would get off their Honorables and do something r
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
however, wish our legislators would get off their Honorables and do something right now. To recap: A few years ago, the General Assembly ordered that class sizes in grades K through 3 be reduced. Not a bad idea. But the Honorables provided no... Read more
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The Examiner
Legislators: Tax cuts now would be 'devasating'year, a handful of local legislators said now is not the time for tax cuts, whi
The Examiner / Posted yesterday
year, a handful of local legislators said now is not the time for tax cuts, which leaders in the Republican-controlled General Assembly have listed as a high priority. State Sen. John Rizzo, a Democrat whose district includes Independence,... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Rail service cuts alarm Danbury-area officialswill be announced soon, according to state Department of Transportation spokesm
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted yesterday
will be announced soon, according to state Department of Transportation spokesman Judd Everhart. “Without action by the General Assembly to ensure the long-term solvency of the Special Transportation Fund, we will need to raise fares and reduce... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Danbury area towns unsure about DOT cutsrail service on the Danbury branch rail lane. “The intent was to alert towns t
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted yesterday
rail service on the Danbury branch rail lane. “The intent was to alert towns that local projects could be affected if the General Assembly doesn’t address the long-term solvency of the Special Transportation Fund,” said Judd Everhart, a DOT... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Remembering the man who created Winchester's iconic Water Gardenthe navy and MI6 into diplomacy: politics followed, in the course of which he s
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted yesterday
the navy and MI6 into diplomacy: politics followed, in the course of which he served briefly as UK representative on the UN General Assembly, before being appointed Secretary General of the Council of Europe in 1964. In that position he was able to... Read more
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The News-Times
Rail service cuts alarm Danbury-area officialswill be announced soon, according to state Department of Transportation spokesm
The News-Times / Posted yesterday
will be announced soon, according to state Department of Transportation spokesman Judd Everhart. “Without action by the General Assembly to ensure the long-term solvency of the Special Transportation Fund, we will need to raise fares and reduce... Read more
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The News-Times
Danbury area towns unsure about DOT cutsrail service on the Danbury branch rail lane. “The intent was to alert towns t
The News-Times / Posted yesterday
rail service on the Danbury branch rail lane. “The intent was to alert towns that local projects could be affected if the General Assembly doesn’t address the long-term solvency of the Special Transportation Fund,” said Judd Everhart, a DOT... Read more
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TribLIVE
Dave Reed weighing 9th District congressional bidReed, who did not return a call for comment Friday, would be the fifth Republic
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
Reed, who did not return a call for comment Friday, would be the fifth Republican and second member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to enter the race. State Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Hollidaysburg, announced his candidacy earlier this week.... Read more
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Sterling Journal-Advocate
Windfall creating debate at state capitolpaid back, and which now stands at around $828 million; millions of dollars tak
Sterling Journal-Advocate / Posted yesterday
paid back, and which now stands at around $828 million; millions of dollars taken from severance tax revenues (which the General Assembly has tapped in every recession in the past 15 years). Those revenues fund water projects and help local... Read more
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Canberra Times
Inconvenient fact: Native title can only exist if Australia was settled, not invadedof Conquest' doctrine was first conceived by the International Law Commission o
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
of Conquest' doctrine was first conceived by the International Law Commission of the United Nations and later adopted as UN General Assembly Resolution 3314. Provided that all citizens of a lawfully conquered territory are granted equal rights by... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Virginia Bills Offer Fee Break to Public-Use Airports, Va. (AP) - Norfolk International Airport officials and city leaders are at od
WBOC Salisbury / Posted yesterday
, Va. (AP) - Norfolk International Airport officials and city leaders are at odds over two bills before the Virginia General Assembly that would save the airport $250,000 - stripping 1.5 percent of funding from the city's stormwater program. The... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
JCPS, school board working on charter school policiesthat funding language for charters was inserted in the current budget during la
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted yesterday
that funding language for charters was inserted in the current budget during last year’s legislative session, when the General Assembly passed charter schools legislation into law, but that will expire July 1 once the next budget takes effect.... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Copy of Judges OK North Carolina legislative map changes by expertremove previous illegal racial bias. The map changes also came as the three-ju
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted yesterday
remove previous illegal racial bias. The map changes also came as the three-judge panel agreed with voters who sued over General Assembly boundaries that GOP legislators violated the state constitution's provision against mid-decade redistricting... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Judges OK North Carolina legislative map changes by expertremove previous illegal racial bias. The map changes also came as the three-ju
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted yesterday
remove previous illegal racial bias. The map changes also came as the three-judge panel agreed with voters who sued over General Assembly boundaries that GOP legislators violated the state constitution's provision against mid-decade redistricting... Read more
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