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  • GOP pursues state legislation limiting gay rights before Supreme Court rules on gay marriage

    A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that...
  • Pre-K-14

    President Barack Obama's proposal last week to make tuition free for students attending community colleges would have far-reaching consequences for higher education in this country. In effect, it would transform the first two years of college into an...
  • Despite huge victories, Republicans face some obstacles

    WASHINGTON Republicans now dominate statehouses to an extent not seen since the 1920s. But in even the reddest states, that won't automatically mean lower taxes, spending cuts and a hard line against Medicaid expansion. In November, the GOP won control...
  • Obama's Free College Proposal Could Be 'Game-Changer' For State's Students

    Connecticut's elected officials and educators were enthusiastic Friday about the proposal by President Barack Obama to provide two years of free community college tuition to millions of students who maintain good enough grades, with one educator saying...
  • Obama pide al Congreso "rebajar a cero" costo del "community college"

    WASHINGTON - El presidente Barack Obama pidió esta semana al Congreso respaldar su plan para "rebajar a cero" el coste de los dos primeros años de "community college" (centros públicos de educación superior), y abrir así un "camino a la clase media"...
  • Obama to propose free community college program for up to 9 million students

    Obama to propose free community college program for up to 9 million students
    The White House on Thursday announced a proposal that President Barack Obama said would make community college "free for everybody who is willing to work for it." But administration officials provided no details about the program's costs or where the...
  • Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

    President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce. The...
  • Time to expand health coverage in Florida

    Time to expand health coverage in Florida
    By turning down more than $50 billion from Washington over the next decade to expand health care coverage, Florida's Republican legislative leaders have been stubborn, not smart. They've let their aversion to the Affordable Care Act, where the funding...
  • Is Texas, the biggest domino, about to topple on Medicaid expansion?

    The serial capitulation of red-state governors to the Medicaid expansion authorized by the Affordable Care Act has left the holdouts increasingly isolated. Tennessee, Wyoming, Indiana, Utah, and Alabama either have reached agreement with the federal...
  • UAW appeals for new union vote after loss at Volkswagen in Tennessee

    The United Automobile Workers union appealed to the National Labor Relations Board on Friday, contesting the failed unionization vote at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant, saying several conservative politicians mounted a coercive campaign to...
  • UAW files complaint about Tennessee GOP's interference in the VW vote

    UAW files complaint about Tennessee GOP's interference in the VW vote
    Good for the United Auto Workers. The union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board over the flagrant interference in its recent election at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant. The workers voted narrowly against affiliating with the UAW....