Frontier League supports bill that would exempt certain players from state minimum wage

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Independent minor league baseball could be threatened without help from lawmakers, the attorney for the Frontier League with teams in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and elsewhere said. Tom Ysursa, general counsel for the Frontier League, said league officials support a measure that recently passed the Illinois State Senate that would exempt certain minor league players […]

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Congressional plan for coal miner health care bailout begs question: Who’s next?

By   /  May 3, 2017  /  Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Uncategorized, Virginia, West Virginia  /  No Comments

Republican members of Congress face a dilemma, particularly those from coal-mining states. As Congress considers a $1.3 billion bailout of health benefits for retired union coal miners, they must weigh the arguments for and against such federal bailouts.   “My district has more United Mine Workers members than any other Congressional district in the nation,”Congressman Mike […]

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‘Long overdue’ Kentucky charter schools await governor’s signature

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Education Blog, Kentucky  /  No Comments

Kentucky would be the 44th state to allow charter schools if Republican Gov. Matt Bevin signs the bill into law.

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Kentucky ‘very, very likely’ to get charter school law this year

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Education Blog, Kentucky  /  No Comments

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It’s “very, very likely” that charter schools are coming to Kentucky, one of the seven states that still don’t allow charters, according to the chairman of the House Education Committee. Republican Rep. John “Bam” Carney, introduced legislation last week that would allow an unlimited number of charter schools throughout the state. Under Carney’s bill, local school boards […]

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A legislative roundup of school choice proposals

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Arizona, Arkansas, Education Blog, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, Texas  /  No Comments

Education Week reports on the wide range of states that are considering expanding school choice.

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Kentucky legislature targets school choice

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Education Blog, Kentucky  /  No Comments

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More school choice might be on tap in the Bluegrass State. With a newly elected supermajority in the legislature, The 74 reports that Kentucky Republicans are backing nonprofit charter schools with no limit on how many can be authorized, and tax credit scholarships that would allow students to attend private schools. Kentucky is one of only […]

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