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    PNS Daily News - July 7, 20150 


    A variety of issues on today's nationwide rundown including; Kentucky getting feedback on updated fracking regulations, while activists are arrested in California protesting oil trains; a U-S District Judge being asked to intervene in the Illinois budget mess to protect vulnerable children; and a wild ride for Washington State workers comes to a happy ending.

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PHOTO: With Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative Republicans far apart on matters like education funding, one economic analyst says the GOP appears to be using a budget crisis they helped create to push for sweeping changes. Photo courtesy Pennsylvania House Archives.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Analysts predict Pennsylvania's budget standoff will be short and not too damaging – but they warn that could change if either side holds out for extreme ideological positions. Economist Mark Price, research director at the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, says ...Read More

PHOTO: Mentors are needed across the state for ASPIRE, a program that pairs middle school and high school students with mentors to help kids explore and consider college and career options. Photo courtesy of ASPIRE.

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon will soon be rethinking the way English-Language Learner (ELL) students are taught – and how funds are spent in support of that mission, after Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill into law this week to convene an advisory group on the matter. One state-sponsored program is ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Jay Inslee has been putting in some long days and evenings, along with members of the Washington Legislature, and they're still not quite done with education-related issues and how to fund them.  Photo courtesy AARP Washington.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee calls the operating budget he signed into law this week "forward-thinking, responsible and fair." Most Washingtonians would add, '...and a long time coming,' after multiple special sessions and votes that aren't quite over. Bernal Baca is the government affa ...Read More

PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Pe ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA says it plans to ban agricultural use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, commonly used on some California crops. Photo credit: Chris Jordan-Bloch/Earthjustice.

FRESNO, Calif. – Environmental and farm workers' groups are cheering this week's announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it plans to ban agricultural use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The EPA banned the use of chlorpyrifos in homes 15 years ago. The agency now acknowle ...Read More

PHOTO: There's really not much new money for Wisconsin public schools in Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget, according to an analysis from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Budget Project. It says the additional money in the budget actually will end up going back to taxpayers in the form of a property tax cut. Photo credit: Madison Metropolitan School District

MADISON, Wis. - According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Budget Project, Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-led legislature have proposed a budget that doesn't provide much in the way of new resources for the state's public schools. Tamarine Cornelius, a budget analyst with the ...Read More

PHOTO: NYSUT President Karen Magee (center) says actions like this one in Albany were responsible for getting state lawmakers to focus on the needs of all public school children during the just-ended session. Photo courtesy of New York State United Teachers.

NEW YORK – One of the state's largest teachers' unions is giving parents and educators credit for defeating some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's more controversial education proposals in the just-ended legislative session. Karen Magee is president of New York State United Teachers, which represents 60 ...Read More

PHOTO: You can still check out books at Minnesota libraries such as Thorson Memorial in Elbow Lake, but there's much more than happening these days at these community cornerstones. Photo courtesy Thorson Memorial Library.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – It's a new chapter for many Minnesota libraries, with a transition in these changing times to becoming a cornerstone for communities beyond just the offering of books. At Thorson Memorial Library in Elbow Lake, one focus over the past few years has been on programming that ...Read More

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