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Highlights of Republican-authored Wisconsin state budget

Jun. 17, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee planned to complete its work Thursday on the state's next two-year spending plan, paving the way for the Senate and Assembly to vote on it later this month. Here are some highlights of the budget...

Bill to close youth detention center is on governor's desk

Jun. 15, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature has voted to close the state's only youth detention center, but the governor hasn't said whether she'll sign the bill. The proposal would direct the Maine Department of Corrections to make a plan to close the Long Creek Youth...

Highlights of the Wisconsin state budget

Jun. 14, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — How much and what taxes to cut is one of the largest remaining questions for the Legislature's budget-writing committee to tackle this week as it nears the end of its work writing the state budget. The Republican-controlled panel, which is hoping to...

Senate panel votes no confidence in Juvenile Justice leader

Jun. 09, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of state senators investigating South Carolina's juvenile prison system voted Wednesday that they have no confidence in Department of Juvenile Justice Director Freddie Pough. The vote by a Senate subcommittee came after a four-hour hearing...

Michigan task force to look at juvenile criminal justice

Jun. 09, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A task force will examine Michigan's treatment of juveniles in the state's criminal justice system as well as factors that lead to youth getting caught up in that system, according to an executive order signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The creation...

Republicans cut state building projects by $810 million

Jun. 08, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in control of the Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee approved nearly $1.5 billion in building projects around the state Tuesday, about $810 million less than Democratic Gov. Tony Evers proposed. The approved plan included nearly...

Teen wounded in shootout with Florida deputies ordered held

Jun. 08, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl wounded in a shootout with Florida deputies last week after she and a 12-year-old boy escaped a juvenile facility and broke into a home with a cache of weapons was ordered on Tuesday to be held in detention for 21 days until she has another hearing. ...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 07, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Can Iowa’s GOP leaders please outline their vision for K-12 education? When pretty much anything is considered a school, it’s a free-for-all Gov. Kim Reynolds should outline her vision for the future...

South Carolina juvenile prison workers walk out in protest

Jun. 04, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — About two dozen correctional officers and teachers at South Carolina's beleaguered juvenile justice agency joined an impromptu walkout Friday, protesting what they describe as low staffing, poor pay and mismanagement. The walkout from the agency's...

Egypt officials: Fire at juvenile detention kills 6 children

Jun. 03, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday at a juvenile detention center in Egypt's capital of Cairo, killing at least six children, officials said. The officials said the fire followed a fist-fight between two children in one ward at the facility, located in the city's...