Snyder's Education Cuts

Meekhof: GOP frustration has subsided after Snyder vetoes - The Morning Sun

Tue, 2015-01-27 11:53

Meekhof: GOP frustration has subsided after Snyder vetoes
The Morning Sun
The education bills, including a proposed “early-warning” plan to detect financial problems in K-12 districts earlier, are among the Senate GOP's priorities in the next three months, Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof of West Olive said. Other goals ...

Business neighbors news for the week of Jan. 25, 2015 - York Daily Record/Sunday News

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:44

Business neighbors news for the week of Jan. 25, 2015
York Daily Record/Sunday News
Wagman Companies sponsors food drives: Wagman Companies, a full service general contractor headquartered in York, sponsored food drives in their Pennsylvania and Virginia offices this fall. Wagman's York offices teamed up to sponsor a "Stick it to ...

VA Announces Major Department Realignment - Defense One

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:40

VA Announces Major Department Realignment
Defense One
For instance, the Veterans Benefits Administration, which oversees benefits including compensation, home loans and education, is made up of four regions. The Veterans Health ... This is not about cutting jobs.” Snyder added that the department is ...

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Education bills a top early focus for Senate Republicans - Monroe Evening News

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:01

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Education bills a top early focus for Senate Republicans
Monroe Evening News
Meekhof also told reporters that Republicans want to boost funding to address a backlog of processing rape evidence. The Senate GOP's longer-term goals include tax cuts and moving to a "shall-issue" system when state environmental permits are renewed.
Education, not prevailing wage, early focus for Senate GOPAlbany Times Union

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Davenport school board postpones start date decision - Quad City Times

Tue, 2015-01-27 06:38

Davenport school board postpones start date decision
Quad City Times
Board member Nikki DeFauw proposed the postponement until Branstad amends his current directive to the Department of Education or until the March 15 deadline. “We'll do what we can. We'll advocate our positions,” ... getting trumped here. Tourism is ...

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New president of Detroit teachers union looks for collaboration with ... - World Socialist Web Site

Tue, 2015-01-27 01:08

World Socialist Web Site

New president of Detroit teachers union looks for collaboration with ...
World Socialist Web Site
Although he won the election by exploiting the disgust of teachers with the DFT—which has been a partner in the destruction of public education and teachers' conditions for decades—Conn differs from his predecessors only in rhetoric, not substance ...

The political struggle facing Detroit teachers - World Socialist Web Site

Tue, 2015-01-27 01:00

The political struggle facing Detroit teachers
World Socialist Web Site
After decades of budget cutting, school closures and teacher layoffs, the corporate and political establishment in Detroit is moving for the wholesale privatization of the public schools. ... Fresh from outsourcing public services and jobs in Flint and ...

The political struggle facing Detroit teachers - World Socialist Web Site

Tue, 2015-01-27 01:00

The political struggle facing Detroit teachers
World Socialist Web Site
After decades of budget cutting, school closures and teacher layoffs, the corporate and political establishment in Detroit is moving for the wholesale privatization of the public schools. ... Fresh from outsourcing public services and jobs in Flint and ...

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Davenport board postpones start date decision - Quad City Times

Mon, 2015-01-26 22:23

Davenport board postpones start date decision
Quad City Times
The concerned mother of a Davenport North High School student has begun a grassroots campaign to address inequity in the allocation of state funds to Iowa schools — in particular, the Davenport Community School District. Julie DeSalvo, via an email ...

New $103M midyear deficit because of oil price plummet - Monroe News Star

Mon, 2015-01-26 18:52

Monroe News Star

New $103M midyear deficit because of oil price plummet
Monroe News Star
As always, the largest areas of discretionary spending — and therefore, the most vulnerable to cuts — are health care services and public colleges. Nichols said the Jindal administration is “still striving” to shield higher education from midyear cuts.

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VA Announces Major Department Realignment - GovExec.com

Mon, 2015-01-26 17:07

VA Announces Major Department Realignment
GovExec.com
For instance, the Veterans Benefits Administration, which oversees benefits including compensation, home loans and education, is made up of four regions. The Veterans Health ... This is not about cutting jobs.” Snyder added that the department is ...

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Holocaust survivors featured in new documentary - Naples Daily News

Mon, 2015-01-26 16:15

Naples Daily News

Holocaust survivors featured in new documentary
Naples Daily News
Even though it is not a dramatic film, it's people we know and love who are telling their story," Amy Snyder, executive director of the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida, said. "I've heard their histories before, and this still hit me very ... I ...

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Community rallies to spare CCES from budget ax - Advocateanddemocrat

Mon, 2015-01-26 15:09

Community rallies to spare CCES from budget ax
Advocateanddemocrat
Among the proposed cuts by Director of Schools Tim Blankenship was making the principal position a full-time split teaching/principal job. Currently, the school system is only funded by the state's Basic Education Program (BEP) for a halftime principal ...

Anti-Tax Republican Governors Are Raising Taxes On The Poor and Middle Class - PoliticusUSA

Mon, 2015-01-26 13:02

Anti-Tax Republican Governors Are Raising Taxes On The Poor and Middle Class
PoliticusUSA
Even though most Republican governors are wary of going all-in on tax cuts for the rich and corporations like trickle-down failure Kansas governor Sam Brownback, they are going all in to raise taxes on their poor and middle class residents to avoid ...

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The eight GOP governors who have shifted on taxes - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Mon, 2015-01-26 09:47

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

The eight GOP governors who have shifted on taxes
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Brian Sandoval, a Republican, has proposed a $1.1 billion tax increase for education;. — In Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback, whose tax cuts sent state government services into a tailspin, is advocating increases in taxes on liquor and cigarettes;. — Gov ...

Local Dems seek details on Snyder's proposals - Hometownlife.com

Mon, 2015-01-26 09:33

Hometownlife.com

Local Dems seek details on Snyder's proposals
Hometownlife.com
He said his concern is that the governor will “abandon those motives and cut staff.” Gregory said that those two ... Snyder also proposed improving aid for prenatal to third grade education, something Gregory termed “great ideas.” “I'm all for that ...

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A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials - WRAL.com

Mon, 2015-01-26 09:30

A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials
WRAL.com
Details are still emerging and will continue to do so for some time as investigators piece together the events of Friday, Jan. 9, when one driver was killed in a fiery, 193-vehicle pileup that has drawn national attention. The wreck, which happened on ...

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Detroit offers auction homes to city workers at half off - USA TODAY

Mon, 2015-01-26 02:04

USA TODAY

Detroit offers auction homes to city workers at half off
USA TODAY
McNeil said he and other union leaders proposed offering discounted housing sales to city employees in exchange for $100 million in pay cuts and other concessions negotiated with then-Mayor Dave Bing's administration in 2012, as the city tried to ...
Detroit to offer city workers, retirees half off some propertiesWPX News
Detroit to give city workers, retirees half off some housesNational Review

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Detroit offers home discount to city workers - Detroit Free Press

Mon, 2015-01-26 00:34

Detroit Free Press

Detroit offers home discount to city workers
Detroit Free Press
McNeil said he and other union leaders proposed offering discounted housing sales to city employees in exchange for $100 million in pay cuts and other concessions negotiated with then-Mayor Dave Bing's administration in 2012, as the city tried to ...

Palin for 2016? Ha! It's Ohio Governor John Kasich Who Has A Puncher's Chance - PoliticusUSA

Sun, 2015-01-25 23:03

Palin for 2016? Ha! It's Ohio Governor John Kasich Who Has A Puncher's Chance
PoliticusUSA
Most of the state and local governments simply cut deeply into the affected programs; including critical initiatives in the city he headed. Voinovich granted that when such a contingency came up in Cleveland .... Yes, John and Rick Snyder are glued to ...

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