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Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 08, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. August 7, 2022. Editorial: Iowa tax holiday should extend to school supplies, most everything else After more than 20 years of administering Iowa’s sales tax holiday weekend in the same way, state officials do not appear interested in...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: Gerrymandered board of education districts do not accord with Ohio law and should be revised: editorial Ohio voters created the State Board of Education in 1953. As the law is currently constituted, 11 of the board’s...

Cities face crisis as fewer kids enroll and schools shrink

Aug. 01, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — On a recent morning inside Chalmers School of Excellence on Chicago’s West Side, five preschool and kindergarten students finished up drawings. Four staffers, including a teacher and a tutor, chatted with them about colors and shapes. The summer program offers the...

States boost child care money as congressional effort stalls

Jul. 31, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Difficulties in finding affordable child care cost Enoshja Ruffin her job three years ago. The mother of six was let go from her position as a counselor for kids with cerebral palsy after she missed three shifts because she had trouble finding babysitters. After...

California OKs 'baby bonds' to help combat child poverty

Jul. 22, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Parenting — that long chain of decisions that hopefully leads to a well-rounded adult — was always a little less stressful for Laura Guerra because her husband, Rigo, was “100% in it” for their daughter, Emilia. But Rigo died from COVID-19 on...

Economics of war: Pain for Europe now, later for Russia

Jul. 18, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

Across Europe, signs of distress are multiplying as Russia’s war in Ukraine drags on. Food banks in Italy are feeding more people. German officials are turning down the air conditioning as they prepare plans to ration natural gas and restart coal plants. A giant utility is asking...

Alabama sales tax holiday a boost for families feeling pinch

Jul. 16, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — With inflation driving up costs, some families plan to take advantage of the state’s tax-free holiday on clothes and school supplies this weekend, saying it is vital to purchase all they can while they get the financial break. “This weekend is very...

All about Manchin: What Biden wanted for US, senator did not

Jul. 15, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It launched as the new president's ambitious plan for rebuilding America — a $2.3 trillion domestic infrastructure investment coupled with a $1.8 trillion plan to bolster U.S. families with support for health care, child care, college costs, unseen in generations. ...

Millennial Money: 4 money moves to make before baby arrives

Jul. 12, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

The arrival of a new baby is all-consuming. In the early weeks, your waking hours are a cycle of feedings, diaper changes and Googling “Is it normal for a baby to (fill in the blank).” Mustering the energy — and attention span — for otherwise routine tasks like showering and...

Arizona OKs biggest US school voucher plan, faces challenge

Jul. 07, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed a massive expansion of the state’s private school voucher system, even as he faced a promised effort by public school advocates to block the bill and ask voters to erase it during November’s election. The expansion...