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  • Freshman Legislator Leads The Pack On 'Lockbox' Amendment

    Freshman Legislator Leads The Pack On 'Lockbox' Amendment
    OLD SAYBROOK — Devin Carney developed a passion for politics at an early age. It even spilled over into his choice of Halloween costumes. "I went as Richard Nixon in sixth grade, Bill Clinton in seventh grade and then Newt Gingrich in eighth...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Fair Housing legacy must be protected

    In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a march through the streets of Chicago to protest the housing segregation which plagued that city and many others throughout the nation. Less than two years later, Dr. King was assassinated, but not before he...
  • Bills introduced in response to Tribune's 'Harsh Treatment' investigation

     Bills introduced in response to Tribune's 'Harsh Treatment' investigation
    A state lawmaker on Thursday introduced two bills in response to a Tribune investigation that found hundreds of allegations that youths are assaulted and raped by their peers each year at Illinois residential treatment centers, even as authorities...
  • Congress, states, schools districts debating quality and quantity of standardized tests

    Do students take too many tests? Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is getting into the act, too. On Wednesday, the...
  • Arizona passes nation's 1st law requiring high school students to pass civics citizenship test

    Arizona became the first state in the nation on Thursday to enact a law requiring high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test on civics before graduation, giving a boost to a growing nationwide effort to boost civics education. Both the...
  • We're being stigmatized by 'big data' scores we don't even know about

    We're being stigmatized by 'big data' scores we don't even know about
    The White House recently announced two major privacy initiatives. A proposed Personal Data Notification and Protection Act would force companies to notify customers about data breaches. A Student Data Privacy Act would, if passed, prevent a growing ed-...
  • No shortage of veterans bills in Virginia General Assembly

    Virginia lawmakers are considering a flurry of bills to help the 780,000-plus veterans in the state, including a measure to authorize up to $28.5 million for a care center in Hampton Roads. Another bill targets veterans charged with criminal offenses who...
  • McAuliffe promises veto for anti-DREAMers tuition bill

    McAuliffe promises veto for anti-DREAMers tuition bill
    RICHMOND – Legislation meant to keep young people brought to the country illegally from qualifying for in-state tuition passed a key state Senate committee Thursday, but Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to veto the bill if it wins full passage....
  • Investor group backs off demand for vote on BofA chairman/CEO split

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. An activist investor group said Thursday it has backed off of a request that Bank of America give shareholders a vote on whether the chairman and CEO roles should be combined. In exchange for withdrawing the proposed resolution on the...
  • Labor Committee Public Hearing Agenda Takes Shape

    Labor Committee Public Hearing Agenda Takes Shape
    The legislature's labor committee met Thursday and agreed to hold public hearings on about a dozen issues, including a measure to prohibit workplace bullying and a proposal to bar employers running credit checks on job applicants. Also on the committees...
  • Analysis: Doctors may shun patients after Medicaid compensation cuts

    WASHINGTON Starting this month, many doctors who were likely to expand basic medical care offered to low-income Americans a goal of the 2010 health care law could see Medicaid fees drop an average of almost 43 percent. The development could make the...