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Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Archive: April 15, 2013

More than 760,000 thousand acres of Wisconsin land are enrolled in the Conservation Stewardship Program.

DENMARK, Wis. - Jim Wavrunek and his wife own and operate a dairy farm on 300 acres near Denmark, where they milk 100 cows. Jim is a strong believer in cover-cropping. For the past five years he has been enrolled in the Conservation Stewardship Program to help protect the land for future generation ...Read More

Photo: Organically fed cows at Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Courtesy: Hickory Nut Gap Farm

FAIRVIEW, N.C. - North Carolina's organic farmers are concerned about their livelihood because of a bill proposed in the North Carolina House. House Bill 379 places the State Board of Agriculture in control of commercial planting in the state, and would prevent local cities and counties from passing ...Read More

Picture: New study reveals most cost-effective ways to protect Chesapeake Bay. Picture credit: USDA - ARS

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - It's not just good manners to clean up after your dog. A new study from the Center for Watershed Protection shows it’s one of the most cost-effective ways to keep pollutants out of Chesapeake Bay. According to study author Karen Cappiella, research program director at the Ce ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida lawmakers are pushing legislation that could have a far-reaching impact on wages, sick leave and benefits for thousands of Floridians. The "Pre-Emption Bill" passed the state House earlier this month and similar legislation is up for a vote in the Senate. The measure, Hou ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - Families with children are the fastest-growing sector of Connecticut's homeless population, and that's why local advocates are hoping this year's state budget includes funding for "Rapid Re-Housing." According to Lisa Sementilli, deputy director of the Connecticut Coalition to En ...Read More

PHOTO: Dick Iannuzzi, president of the state's teachers' union, says polling shows parents are concerned about the stress placed on children by the state's obsession with standardized tests.

ALBANY, N.Y. - As standardized testing of third- through eighth-graders on English and math begins in New York's public schools today, parents and school boards are speaking out about the Common Core standards and what they see as an over-emphasis on testing. The Saratoga School Board voted to tel ...Read More

West Virginia's Medicaid program as a percentage of the state's GDP. Chart from the WV Center on Budget & Policy.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With the legislative session over, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is expected to announce whether the state will expand Medicaid as offered under Obamacare. Advocates say expansion would not be hard on West Virginia's state budget. The federal government would pay the full cost of expansi ...Read More

PHOTO: Legislation that would close loopholes allowing for offshore tax havens is expected to be introduced today in the U.S. House. A similar bill already has been introduced in the Senate. It's estimated that offshore havens cost the nation $150 billion annually. CREDIT: Lyn Gately

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As Minnesota taxpayers race to beat the midnight filing deadline, another year has come and gone with the nation losing out on billions of dollars because of offshore corporate tax havens. The loopholes that allow for the hiding of income need to be closed, according to many citize ...Read More

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