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Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EST

Anderson Herald-Bulletin. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Investing in teachers is investing in children Indiana should do more to make teacher pay raises a reality. Increased teacher salaries would be good for students, parents and communities. ...

South Carolina detention center urgently needs deputies

Oct. 30, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's office in South Caroline is in desperate need of deputies to staff its detention center. In the last three months, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has lost 18 deputies at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center in Moncks Corner....

Unions, school bus company, trade blame in Las Cruces strike

Oct. 28, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Unions and a school bus company blame each other for a school bus driver strike that shut down much of the public school transportation serving 3,500 students in Las Cruces. Drivers picketed the office of southern New Mexico district school bus...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 18, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Sandusky Register. Oct. 16, 2021. Editorial: State quiet in death investigation We’re concerned with the state prison department’s sense of obligation. A Sandusky man who was sentenced to serve 2½ years in prison in 2018 died...

Wage theft hits immigrants — hard

Oct. 14, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

Audelia Molina, a Mexican immigrant, was earning 10 cents for every garment she trimmed at a factory in Los Angeles, America’s clothing-assembly capital. Her wage was so meager that she started putting in 11-hour days to drive up production. When she asked for a raise, a supervisor denied...

States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros

Sep. 25, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Austin Moody wanted to apply his cybersecurity skills in his home state of Michigan, teaming up with investigators for the State Police to analyze evidence and track down criminals. But the recent graduate set the idea aside after learning an unpaid...

Georgia reaps $2.2B surplus even after rainy day fund fills

Sep. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has more money in the bank than ever before, creating a chance for an election-year spending or tax-cutting spree — if that's what Gov. Brian Kemp and Republican lawmakers want. Figures released Monday show the state ended the 2021 budget with a...

Virginia prisons seek to boost salaries amid staffing crisis

Sep. 18, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia prison officials say they are experiencing a severe staffing crisis and are seeking to increase starting salaries for correctional officers by about 25% in an attempt to recruit and retain officers. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that...

Lawmakers consider teacher pay, insurance cost for families

Sep. 15, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi public school teacher with 15 years of experience providing health insurance for their family took home just under $30,000 a year in net pay in 2020, a “shocking number,” a policy adviser with the Southern Regional Education Board told state lawmakers...

Liz Weston: How to negotiate your way to a richer life

Sep. 13, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

Negotiating is an important personal finance skill that can help you earn more and pay less. Whether you’re discussing a job offer, dickering at a car dealership or just trying to work out a budget with your significant other, the ability to bargain effectively can have a huge impact. ...