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Archive: December 11, 2012

PHOTO:  A member of the governor's tax-reform panel says proposed changes will make the state's tax codes more fair.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Recommendations for overhauling Kentucky's antiquated tax code are on their way to the governor. One member of Governor Steve Beshear's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform hopes lawmakers see the report as an "opportunity" to make "historic changes in Kentucky's trajectory." Jaso ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA has a Dec. 14 deadline to rule on new, stronger standards on soot pollution. Courtesy of Chris Jordan-Bloch, Earthjustice.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some experts say it's time for the EPA to finish the job and finalize new standards to protect Ohioans from dangerous soot pollution. Particle pollution, or soot, is produced from sources such as tailpipes and power plants, and long-term exposure has been linked to chronic respirato ...Read More

PHOTO: The Montana Farmers Union inaugural Women's Conference is Saturday and Sunday in Great Falls.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Whether it's driving a combine, negotiating contracts or meeting with bankers, more women are becoming directly involved in farming and ranching. The Montana Farmers Union is holding its inaugural Women's Conference this weekend in Great Falls. MFU education director Delisa Cl ...Read More

PHOTO: Students from Colorado School District 51 participate in the installation of a wind turbine at the district career center in Summer 2012. Courtesy Christy McGee.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A Colorado school district is taking advantage of what it has a lot of - sun and wind - and using those to power the classroom in both electricity and education. Grand Junction's District 51 recently did a major rehab, installing solar panels on building rooftops and even add ...Read More

The petition was delivered to WV Senator Joe Manchin's Charleston office on Monday afternoon. Photo by Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia unions and their allies are petitioning Senator Joe Manchin to tax the wealthy and protect Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid. Manchin is considered a swing vote in the so-called "fiscal cliff" discussions. He's voted to let the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy exp ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Read the AFT report on its proposal,

AUSTIN, Texas - A new proposal by a leading teachers' union would create standardized certification procedures for the profession, including a testing requirement similar to the bar exam that would-be lawyers have to pass. Education advocates are increasingly endorsing teacher-accountability plans a ...Read More

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