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Why we need to continue funding the arts

As a professional artist, curator and college art professor, I’ve witnessed firsthand the importance of the arts and the humanities. They play a vital role in modeling our perspectives and enriching our lives. The arts and humanities are not just a tool for personal expression or a way to mark celebrations, but they challenge our […]


Payer, provider groups press Trump on ACA subsidy funding

Several of the country’s most powerful healthcare industry groups have appealed directly to President Donald Trump to end the uncertainty about whether his administration will continue funding a critical Affordable Care Act subsidy. Their plea comes amid news that Trump is using funding for cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments as a bargaining chip to compel Democrats […]


Another school funding plan proposed

By Doug Finke State Capitol Bureau Another school funding reform plan is being introduced in the General Assembly that the sponsor says will help narrow the spending gap between wealthier and poorer school districts. “This legislation in the Senate brings us a lot closer to parity, which has been an issue that has been discussed […]


Feds only have funding for 7 miles of Trump’s border wall: report

The Trump administration currently has funding to build just seven miles of a promised wall along the US-Mexico border, according to a new report. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) currently has $20 million for the structure, ProPublicareported Thursday. The report said the agencys top contracting official revealed the amount during a conference in San […]


School funding gap nearly closed

I make a motion to authorize and ask the town manager to present the funding plan for the purpose of restoring the ladder aide position to a target minimum percentage of 50 percent staffing, or in an increment greater than 50 percent, that is within available resources, he said. Salafia said that, by suggesting percentages, […]


Border wall could reduce public service funding

On Wednesday, St. Joseph Community Development Manager Gerald McCush presented a funding recommendation prepared by the CDBG Citizens Ad Hoc Committee to the City Council.


California’s air quality is more important than rushing through a transportation funding bill

California lawmakers should absolutely raise the gas and diesel taxes to pay for road repairs. They should embrace the proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders to generate $5 billion a year for transportation by hiking fuel and vehicle taxes and imposing a first-ever “road improvement fee” on gas-tax-avoiding electric cars. But in trying […]


As critics decry Buffalo’s lack of funding for schools, mayor pledges $500000 more

The increase also does little to bring the citys contribution on par with other urban school systems. Yonkers taxpayers cover 45 percent of their citys school budget. In Rochester and Syracuse, city taxpayers pony up roughly 14 percent. Buffalo taxpayers? Not even 8 percent. Now, parents and some state legislators think it is time the […]


$1.2B rail funding bill passes amid disappointment from state, c – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – In a late night vote Wednesday, the House Finance Committee approved $1.2 billion in additional funding for Honolulus beleaguered rail project.


Opponents Aim To Block State Funding For Methanol Plant

Opponents of a methanol refinery proposed on the Columbia River say Washington is poised to spend $12 million in public funds to help build the controversial plant. They sent a letter to Washington lawmakers Thursday asking them to block that spending because it would pay for a dock and a road needed by methanol project […]


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