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Virginia House and Senate pass competing state budgets, both diverge from Youngkin's vision

Feb. 22, 2024 18:05 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Virginia Senate and House of Delegates on Thursday each passed their own proposed version of the next two-year state budget, documents lawmakers will start to work from to fashion a compromise spending plan to send to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin....

Biden says too many Americans are saddled with school debt as he cancels federal loans for 153,000

Feb. 21, 2024 20:50 PM EST

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that while a college degree was still a ticket to a better life, that ticket is often too expensive, as he announced he was canceling federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers. Biden, who is in the midst of a...

Illinois governor's proposed $53B budget includes funds for migrants, quantum computing and schools

Feb. 21, 2024 16:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker pitched a $52.7 billion state spending plan Wednesday with more money to address the migrant crisis, education and quantum computing, while proposing tax increases that will mostly target business, including a major sports betting tax hike. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 20, 2024 13:27 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 17 The Washington Post on suicides in federal prisons Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide and mob boss Whitey Bulger’s murder both made headlines as shocking failures...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Feb. 19, 2024 15:14 PM EST

Des Moines Register. February 18, 2024. Editorial: Hands off the AEAs. We aren’t seeing proof of an Iowa special education crisis. No solution can be usefully tailored if the problem is ill-defined. Iowa needs to be sure it’s asked the right questions before it...

Students and parents are frustrated by delays in hearing about federal financial aid for college

Feb. 19, 2024 07:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For many students, the excitement of being accepted into their first-choice college is being tempered this year by a troublesome uncertainty over whether they’ll get the financial aid they need to attend. The financial aid decisions that usually go out with...

New Hampshire House rejects broad expansion of school choice program but OK's income cap increase

Feb. 08, 2024 14:39 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House defeated two bills that would have significantly expanded the state’s popular school choice program while giving preliminary approval to a third that would further raise the income cap associated with the voucher-like grants. The...

Gov. Lamont gives upbeat assessment of Connecticut as pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt opening day

Feb. 07, 2024 17:28 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday gave an upbeat assessment of the state and its finances, countering calls from some of his fellow Democrats to raise taxes on the wealthy and spend more money on urgent needs including higher education and social services, as well as...

Ivey says 'now is the time' for a statewide vote on lottery and gambling bills

Feb. 06, 2024 21:45 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey called Tuesday night for the creation of a limited school voucher program and announced support for two controversial measures before lawmakers this year: gambling legislation and absentee ballot restrictions. Lawmakers kicked off the...

Las Vegas teachers' group sues to stop tax money from funding A's stadium plan

Feb. 06, 2024 20:10 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada teachers' group has sued to block the state from spending taxpayer money to build a baseball stadium on the Las Vegas Strip for the relocated Oakland Athletics. Strong Public Schools Nevada, a political action committee backed by the Nevada State Education...