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Lawmakers question financing teacher raises by spending cuts

Jan. 23, 2020 3:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawmakers who write Georgia's budget are questioning Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to pay for a teacher pay raise with budget cuts. Both Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jack Hill and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Terry England said Thursday that more than $200 million in...

Panel advances bill requiring armed officers at schools

Jan. 23, 2020 3:32 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to require police officers assigned to Kentucky schools to be armed won unanimous approval Thursday from the Senate Education Committee. The committee action, advancing the measure to the full Senate, came on the second anniversary of the shooting at Marshall County High School...

Wisconsin tax collections up $818 million above projections

Jan. 23, 2020 3:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin tax collections are expected to come in more than $818 million above projections made last summer, an increase reported Thursday that will fuel the push to make an election year tax cut. Republicans who control the Legislature are discussing a tax cut, while Democratic Gov....

NC teachers want info before responding to pay impasse

Jan. 23, 2020 2:37 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's chief lobbying group for teachers is seeking additional input from members before determining a response to the extended state budget stalemate, with a walkout among potential options, the group's president said Thursday. A caucus within the North Carolina...

Idaho schools chief seeks 5.3% budget hike to $2 billion

Jan. 23, 2020 2:30 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho schools chief Sherri Ybarra on Thursday proposed a 5.3% hike in public school funding to just under $2 billion from the state's general fund. The Republican superintendent of public instruction made the request to the Legislature's budget-setting committee. The request is about...

Supervisors vote to forgo their raises in next budget year

Jan. 23, 2020 8:04 AM EST

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — A board of supervisors in southeast Iowa has voted to forgo pay raises in the next budget year, citing budget constraints. The Fort Madison Daily Democrat reported that the Lee County supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday — with one member absent — to pass on the 3% pay...

FILE - In this June 25, 1984 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher faces the camera at a summit of European leaders in Fontainebleau, France. At the summit, Thatcher got a financial rebate for Britain. Thatcher's 11-year premiership became increasingly dominated by her opposition to what later became known as the European Union. On Jan. 31, 2020, Britain is scheduled to leave the EU after 47 years. (AP Photo/File)

Britain's EU Journey: When Thatcher turned all euroskeptic

Jan. 23, 2020 5:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

Rhode Island home values exceed prerecession prices

Jan. 22, 2020 8:52 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The median price of a single-family home in Rhode Island has exceeded $280,000 for the first time since before the Great Recession. Data released by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors on Wednesday showed the median sales price of a single-family home sold in 2019 totaled...

Kansas Supreme Court dismisses judges' lawsuit over funding

Jan. 22, 2020 8:28 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' high court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit over funding for the state's court system filed by six trial-court judges against the Republican-controlled Legislature. The state Supreme Court said in a short order signed by Chief Justice Marla Luckert that it's...

NY governor's budget includes host of laws he wants passed

Jan. 22, 2020 8:14 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a $178 billion budget proposal this week alongside a host of laws he wants to pass — from allowing e-bikes to a ban on single-use Styrofoam containers. The Democrat has made it a practice of his to propose multiple new laws with budgets when he...