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Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 21, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. April 19, 2021. Editorial: Wait and see right approach on Foxconn Monday’s announcement that Gov. Tony Evers had negotiated a new deal with Foxconn wasn’t entirely a shock. The state had long expressed dissatisfaction...

Michigan House unveils plan to spend federal COVID-19 aid

Apr. 20, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan House unveiled a plan Tuesday to spend federal COVID-19 aid, including a proposed $1.6 billion for road, water and broadband infrastructure. The supplemental budget legislation, which a committee will start to...

Arizona governor vetoes strict sex education legislation

Apr. 20, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have made the state's sex education laws some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching about LGBTQ issues. The governor called the legislation overly broad and vague and said...

Indiana budget deal boosts school funding, construction

Apr. 20, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new Indiana state budget awash in federal coronavirus relief money will give a sizeable funding boost to public schools while also paying for numerous economic grant programs and construction projects. The state budget deal announced Tuesday by...

Rock star Van Zandt helping Connecticut students re-engage

Apr. 20, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Connecticut is turning to music in an effort to get kids more interested in school and help combat the learning loss suffered during the pandemic. Gov. Ned Lamont and state education officials announced Tuesday that Connecticut's public schools will be integrating a...

New Mexico high schoolers will return after 'secret prom'

Apr. 20, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High school students who attended “secret proms” in a southern New Mexico school district won’t face disciplinary actions, and their schools will resume in-person classes sooner than previously thought, school officials said Monday. The...

Seaman district hires advisors to help with name change

Apr. 20, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district named after a 1920s Ku Klux Klan leader has voted to pay an advisory group to help with discussions on changing the name. The Seaman School District's Board of Education voted Monday to make a base payment of $30,000 to the...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Apr. 20, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

KPC News. April 18, 2021. Editorial: Budget surplus should be used for education The running gag lately following announcement of a proposed $2 trillion federal infrastructure plan is that everything is infrastructure nowadays. So...

Bill ending religious vaccine exemption now heads to Senate

Apr. 20, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

A contentious bill that would end Connecticut's long-standing religious exemption from immunization requirements for schools, beginning with the 2022-23 school year, now awaits action in the state Senate. The legislation passed on a 90-53 vote in the Democratic-controlled...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Apr. 20, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. April 19, 2021. Editorial: Time to put aside politics and be ready to govern The end of a long local election season comes as a welcome relief for campaign-weary suburbanites -- remember, we also had a state and...