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University of Idaho president rejects indoctrination claims

Jan. 28, 2022 16:14 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The president of the University of Idaho said Friday that “conflict entrepreneurs” using scare tactics and a false social justice narrative to claim students were being indoctrinated led to a $500,000 cut in the school’s budget last year. Scott Green told...

Delaware governor proposes $5 billion operating budget

Jan. 27, 2022 17:01 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney is proposing a $5 billion operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, an increase of roughly 4.6% over this year’s $4.77 billion budget. The $4.99 billion operating budget Carney unveiled Thursday does not include $216...

Evers proposes $150 checks under plan to spend surplus

Jan. 27, 2022 16:46 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers unveiled an election year plan Thursday that would send $150 refund checks to every Wisconsin resident, bolster funding for K-12 schools and help defray child care costs. But don’t go spending those refund checks just yet. ...

Gov. Walz reveals $5B spending plan for children, families

Jan. 25, 2022 19:32 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging spending plan that would fund several programs intended to help schools, children and their families. The spending plan — the third of his four-part supplemental budget plan rollout — would cost $5.1...

House committee approves bill requiring teacher salary boost

Jan. 25, 2022 18:25 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee on Monday approved a proposal to prod school districts to use most of their boost in state funding for teachers' salaries. The Republican-dominated committee approved the bill on an eight to six vote, sending it to debate on the...

Idaho official defends state's education system to lawmakers

Jan. 24, 2022 18:24 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A top Idaho education official on Monday gave a full-throated defense of the state's public education system that in recent years has come under attack by far-right-wing lawmakers seeking to cut financial support. Idaho State Board of Education President Kurt...

House OKs plan to put teachers on state health insurance

Jan. 24, 2022 17:36 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation allowing Idaho K-12 teachers to take home more of their paychecks by giving school districts an opportunity to leave private health care carriers and join the state’s self-funded health insurance plan cleared the House on Monday and headed to the Senate. ...

Kentucky House passes its version of new 2-year state budget

Jan. 20, 2022 19:49 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican-led House passed its version of a new two-year state budget Thursday, endorsing increased education spending and a pay raise for state employees. The budget bill was put on an unprecedented fast track, clearing a committee and the full...

Rhode Island governor releases proposed $12.8B state budget

Jan. 20, 2022 16:06 PM EST

Rhode Island's governor submitted a $12.8 billion state budget plan to the General Assembly on Thursday that seeks to address the pandemic, build more affordable housing, invest in schools and help businesses. Democratic Gov. Dan McKee said in the budget documents that he's trying to...

Tennessee governor to give State of the State speech Jan. 31

Jan. 20, 2022 04:05 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee plans to give his annual State of the State speech on Jan. 31. The Republican will deliver the address to state lawmakers for his fourth time since taking office in 2019. Lee is seeking reelection to a second term this year. ...