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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 10, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 4, 2022. Editorial: Missouri has a shortage of teachers. We’ll lose more if they don’t get a pay raise It’s no secret that Missouri teachers are among the poorest paid in the country, and by some calculations pay for starting teachers is...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 12, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. April 6, 2022. Editorial: Border war over Chiefs, Royals stadiums won’t help anyone — but might gouge taxpayers The last thing this region needs is a costly bidding war over the Kansas City Chiefs. Chances of just such a...

WA employers soon will have to list salaries in job postings

Apr. 06, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Job postings in Washington starting in January will have to show some dollar signs. Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law legislation requiring employers in the state to include salary and benefits information in job postings, rather than waiting until an offer...

Delaware women join forces to work for pay equity

Apr. 02, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — “Who opens a business during this time?” It’s a question Lanice Wilson often asks herself about starting a juice bar in the middle of a pandemic. Her answer: She had a gut feeling this was a spot she needed to establish, and what better time to focus...

North Charleston raising salaries for full-time staff by $2K

Mar. 26, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — All city employees in South Carolina's third-largest municipality will get salary increases in an effort to offset the high number of staff vacancies. The North Charleston City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a one-time increase that raises...

Nebraska gives initial OK to $1B pandemic spending plan

Mar. 23, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A plan to spend roughly $1 billion in federal pandemic cash won initial approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday despite squabbles over specific projects. The package would pour millions of dollars into job-training programs, housing grants, food pantries,...

SC gov hopeful Cunningham proposes 10% teacher pay bump

Mar. 22, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Cunningham, who is running to unseat Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, is proposing raising starting salaries for new K-12 teachers by nearly 40% over the next decade, part of a plan the Democrat said is desperately needed to help the state recruit retain educators. ...

Nevada Highway Patrol attrition drawing union attention

Mar. 14, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Highway Patrol job vacancies resulting from troopers leaving for better-paying law enforcement jobs elsewhere has a union official calling for immediate legislative action. Gov. Steve Sisolak in his recent “state of the state” speech acknowledged what he...

Teachers hit picket lines in Minneapolis as parents worry

Mar. 08, 2022 19:19 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis public school teachers hit the picket lines on Tuesday, calling for better wages and “safe and stable schools,” as parents found themselves facing an uncertainty that’s become all too familiar during the coronavirus pandemic. Union leaders and...

Colorado secretary of state wants security amid threats

Mar. 05, 2022 10:12 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Across the political spectrum, Colorado’s elected officials say they’re facing increasingly significant threats of violence and online harassment just for doing their jobs. Now, state lawmakers are looking for new ways to provide more security for targeted...