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Archive: June 22, 2011

SPOKANE, Wash. - Mayors from around the state are brainstorming today about how to create more learning opportunities for children in the hours they're not in school by expanding summer and after-school programs. It isn't an easy goal to reach in light of most cities' budget cuts, says Spokane Mayo ...Read More

SEATTLE - Businesses would be required to allow their workers to accrue paid sick time, under a new ordinance to be considered by the Seattle City Council this summer. One in four health-care workers, more than half of retail workers and almost 80 percent in the restaurant and hotel industry - all ...Read More

NEW YORK - The depressed economy and steep cuts to kinship programs in New York have put the squeeze on thousands of grandparents who take care of children, grandchildren and their own parents. The state budget sliced kinship programs from $2.75 million to $390,000, says Gerard Wallace, an attorney ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - The planned merger of AT&T and T-Mobile is generating more concern, as New York joins two other states in urging caution. The combined companies would become the largest wireless carrier in the United States and leave three companies controlling 80 percent of the market. In a filing ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Children's advocates in Ohio are outraged over a provision slipped into legislation in the state Senate. Sen. Timothy Grendell, R-Chester, has added new rules for some foster youth into a bill that also includes adult sentencing and juvenile-justice reforms. House Bill 86 now says ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - Cigarettes just got 10 cents per pack cheaper for New Hampshire smokers - or did they? The state will collect a dime less in tax for every pack of cigarettes sold, as part of the state budget likely to be finalized today by the New Hampshire House and Senate. Instead of bringing in ...Read More

HELENA, Mont. - Montana's state budget "good news" this week is being tempered by cuts to state services and education. Revenue is coming in at up to $77 million more than predicted by the Legislative Fiscal Division (LFD). Debate about the budget forecast was contentious this year, with legislativ ...Read More

LOS ANGELES - The superintendent of the Los Angeles School District is being graded in a new way. John Deasy's contract states that his performance on the job will be measured by third-grade reading skills. Deasy is the first superintendent to be held to that standard, which is increasingly being v ...Read More

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