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Gov. Walz reveals $5B spending plan for children, families

Jan. 25, 2022 19:32 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging spending plan that would fund several programs intended to help schools, children and their families. The spending plan — the third of his four-part supplemental budget plan rollout — would cost $5.1...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jan. 18, 2022 14:54 PM EST

Des Moines Register. Jan. 15, 2022. Editorial: What is the Republicans’ vision for Iowa beyond lower taxes? In the Iowa that elected Republicans indicate they want to shape, you’ll likely pay less in income taxes to the state than you do now. And...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EST

Boston Globe. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Qualified progress on qualified immunity State commission recommends some worthy reforms, but punts on larger question of whether to change controversial rule that shields police officers from legal liability for abuse. ...

Child care officials say they are facing a staffing crisis

Jan. 10, 2022 16:02 PM EST

Connecticut child care providers said Monday the state needs additional federal resources to help address the industry's longstanding staffing challenges, which have been exacerbated by the uptick in COVID-19 cases and the overall labor shortage. David Morgan, president and CEO of...

COVID-expanded child tax credit benefit nears lapse

Dec. 15, 2021 10:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s one of the most far-reaching of all the federal aid programs launched during the COVID-19 pandemic — up to $300 per child going directly into the bank accounts of families on the 15th of every month. But the last checks will go out Wednesday, the expanded...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Dec. 15, 2021 09:02 AM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Dec. 11, 2021. Editorial: The power of holiday tunes It’s easy to take Christmas music for granted. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” can be a polarizing force during the holidays, splitting friend groups...

Pandemic relief to help health care workers with child care

Dec. 06, 2021 14:15 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is using $5.5 million in pandemic relief money to help health care workers pay for licensed child care over the next year, the health department and the governor announced Monday. Funds will be available for parents and guardians who work in health...

2 New Mexico school districts close down, citing COVID surge

Nov. 22, 2021 16:56 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — At least two schools in New Mexico are sending students home early this week for remote learning, citing concerns over a coronavirus infection surge. Students at Santa Fe Public Schools will go remote starting Tuesday ahead of the Thanksgiving...

What's inside Biden's $2T social and climate measure

Nov. 19, 2021 15:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's roughly $2 trillion plan to boost social and education programs as well as protect against global warming has passed the House, pushing it one step closer to law. The 2,135-page bill includes universal preschool, funding to limit...

House moves toward OK of Dems' sweeping social, climate bill

Nov. 18, 2021 23:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill late Thursday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government to funnel its resources...