Pennsylvania in focus: New Pennsylvania law eliminates Keystone Exam requirement for career and technical education students

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Lancaster Online: New Pennsylvania law eliminates Keystone Exam requirement for career and technical education students Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Wednesday a bill creating an alternate pathway to high school graduation for students in career and technology education — one without Keystone Exams. The new law eliminates the statutory requirement for Keystone Exams […]

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Pennsylvania debate: Should state offer subsidies to keep nuclear plants afloat?

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Pennsylvania state lawmakers are wading into a policy dispute that pits two groups of energy behemoths in the state against each other and raises the possibility of ratepayer subsidies going to struggling nuclear power plants. More than 60 Pennsylvania state lawmakers formed a bipartisan Nuclear Energy Caucus to foster discussions about the future of the […]

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Colorado in focus: Colorado teachers’ active-shooter training shows them how to fire back

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Fox News: Colorado teachers’ active-shooter training shows them how to fire back More than a dozen Colorado teachers received training on how to fire back at active shooters in schools, in a program that gun-rights advocates call essential. Laura Carno, the founder of Coloradoans for Civil Liberties, described its program “in a nutshell” as “training […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Green Bay Democrats want to open BadgerCare to all Wisconsin residents

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Green Bay Press-Gazette: Green Bay Democrats want to open BadgerCare to all Wisconsin residents Two local Democrats and a citizen advocacy group are calling for opening BadgerCare enrollment to all state residents in order to combat rising health care costs. State Sen. Dave Hansen and state Rep. Eric Genrich, both Democrats from Green Bay, said the […]

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Florida in focus: Citing water losses, Florida insurer approves rate hikes

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  1 Comment

Naples Daily News: Citing water losses, Florida insurer approves rate hikes Florida’s state-created property insurer, contending that it is dealing with a flood of suspicious water-related claims and lawsuits, is asking state regulators to raise rates for thousands of homeowners next year, including those in the most heavily-populated areas. The board that oversees Citizens Property […]

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Study: Heroin use costs U.S. more than $51 billion a year

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Heroin use and addiction in the U.S. costs more than $51 billion every year, according to a new study released by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s school of Pharmacy. Researchers came to the figure by tallying the costs of crime and incarceration, lost productivity on the economy, and treatment of not only addiction but […]

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