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Governor signs bill allowing remote municipal meetings

Jan. 15, 2022 10:56 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott has signed a bill into law allowing municipal governments to pass budgets with pre-printed ballots for their annual town meetings this year and to hold informational meetings about budgets remotely as COVID-19 continues to spread in the state. ...

New Mexico lawmakers seek greater spending, voter access

Jan. 14, 2022 13:09 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Critical decisions on government spending, voting access, public education and criminal justice await New Mexico legislators for their upcoming 30-day legislative session that starts on Tuesday. New Mexico's state government has a multibillion-dollar general...

Text of Kemp's State of the State Address

Jan. 13, 2022 12:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Text of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s State of the State address. Remarks as prepared. Lt. Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Miller, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, members of the judiciary, and my fellow Georgians. ...

New Mexico education officials miss transparency deadline

Jan. 11, 2022 19:10 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An initiative aimed at providing greater accountability for public spending on education missed its inaugural deadline. The New Mexico Public Education Department acknowledged Tuesday that it missed a year-end deadline to launch a website to provide details...

Arkansas governor proposes $6B budget for coming year

Jan. 11, 2022 18:14 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday proposed a $6 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that includes increases for public schools. services for the developmentally disabled and higher starting salaries for state troopers. The Republican governor,...

Proposed teacher raises would make New Mexico competitive

Jan. 11, 2022 11:19 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico wants to attract more teachers as part of a government-wide spending spree fueled by taxes from surging oil and gas revenues. “They’re going to be the highest paid individuals in any state near us,” Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of...

Idaho governor touts big education spending boost, tax cuts

Jan. 10, 2022 18:47 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday proposed an 11% budget increase for public schools, a record $300 million boost over last year’s budget amount that was dedicated to schools. The Republican governor in his State of the State address also promoted a $350...

Beshear proposes state pre-K funding for every 4-year-old

Jan. 10, 2022 17:32 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday proposed a massive budget increase for Kentucky education, calling for state-funded preschool for every 4-year-old as he looked to reshape the debate after House Republicans preempted him with their own spending plan. The...

SC governor proposes overhaul to school funding formula

Jan. 08, 2022 08:50 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s governor is proposing a simplification of the formula the state uses to pay its portion for public schools. The new formula Gov. Henry McMaster will put into his budget plan submitted to lawmakers later this month will increase flexibility...

Vermont legislature authorizes remote municipal meetings

Jan. 08, 2022 08:16 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Legislature is authorizing municipal governments and school districts to pass budgets with pre-printed ballots this year to help cope with the continued COVID-19 pandemic. Those bodies are now also authorized to hold remote informational meetings...