It's an action that many are hoping will force more corporations to settle rather than draw out a lengthy and costly court battle.
Republican House Speaker Austin Knudsen is using his parliamentary power to kill a measure allowing counties to hold an all-mail ballot in Montana's May 25 special congressional election.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas House was churning through hours of debate but appeared poised Wednesday to approve a sweeping, bipartisan school finance plan that pumps an extra $1.6 billion into classrooms and begins overhauling the troubled way the state pays for public education.
Because the formula seeks to equalize how much funding all districts get, some would see funding levels decrease. That's half of the more than $400 million that districts now receive through the expiring program. Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction, or ASATR, is set to expire in September, with about 250 or so small, rural school districts depending on it to keep their doors open. The state's lowest-in-the-nation 16.75-cent-a-gallon tax would increase by two cents a year over five years, raising roughly $600 million.
"Funding the public schools is one of the most important things that we do".
Oil prices remain level on OPEC's assurance to rebalance crude market
West Texas Intermediate for May delivery slipped 41 cents to $52 a barrel at 11:30 a.m. on the New York Mercantile Exchange. USA gasoline stocks posted a counter-seasonal build of 1.5 million barrels, because of rising refining activity.
"The bill takes a strong step toward creating a better school finance system in Texas and would increase our funding for the education of students", he said.
Senator Tom Greene, a Republican from Burlington who is a retired pharmacist, said one estimate indicates more than 12,500 Iowans could qualify for such treatment if the bill becomes law. It passed unanimously in the House Committee on Education earlier this month.
Sen. Coram called the bill a common sense measure that he was proud to carry.
State Rep. Dan Huberty succeeded at a hard task Wednesday: getting the Texas House of Representatives to vote for legislation overhauling the funding system for public education, without a court mandate.
The added cost is due to the rate of decay across the system's 41,400 miles of roadway.
Netflix says it's competing with 'sleep' not Amazon or Hulu
New domestic members came in at 1.42 million, versus Wall Street forecasts 1.59 million, and Netflix guidance of 1.5 million. The inclination has presented Netflix with more rivalry in the contest for home entertainment budgets.
Sen. Dick Barrett, D-Missoula, also supported stripping the means-testing amendment, arguing that it would cause property owners tax bills to spike if their income slipped above a threshold in the bill.
After months of not giving a direct opinion on the so-called 'bathroom bills, ' Governor Abbott is announcing his support for the House and Senate. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said in January that Texas should "protect those who protect us" by paying for bulletproof vests, which can withstand rounds from high-caliber firearms.
Several proposed bills that would help ease The Woodlands' potential transition from township to city are moving through the Texas Legislature.
Still, not everything debated late Wednesday was defeated. Rep.
School districts would not be required to participate but could establish their own policies. HB 2122 puts new rules on coordinated care organizations, those companies like the local Umpqua Health Alliance which take Medicaid dollars from the state and decide how to allocate them for care of patients on the Oregon Health Plan.
Serena Williams planning 2018 return after confirming pregnancy
As if her career wasn't already filled with the wildest accomplishments. "If you are a tennis player, it's a problem", Young said. Yesterday, Williams posted a photo of herself standing sideways with the caption "20 weeks" on Snapchat , then deleted it.