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opposing legislation, as written, to create a state public accountability board


this bill does not increase transparency in the state of new mexico. and in some key areas, it actually reduces transparency.






transparent ethics commission bill, controversial ‘public accountability board’


one proposal requires transparency when a complaint is filed, while the other allows many complaints to be kept secret.






chicago school board sues state, alleges 'separate and unequal' funding


moving a long-running political battle into the courtroom, mayor rahm emanuel's school board sued gov. bruce rauner and the illinois state board of education on tuesday, accusing the state of employing "separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in illinois." chicago public schools...






chicago school board sues state, alleges 'separate and unequal' funding


moving a long-running political battle into the courtroom, mayor rahm emanuel's school board sued gov. bruce rauner and the illinois state board of education on tuesday, accusing the state of employing "separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in illinois."chicago public schools...






chicago public schools 'on the brink'


chicago public schools leaders heaved a legal long shot this week to extract more education money from springfield. the chicago board of education sued gov. bruce rauner and the illinois state board of education, accusing the state of operating "separate and unequal systems of funding for public...






chicago school board lawsuit accuses state of 'separate and unequal' funding


the chicago school board, on behalf of several chicago public schools families, sued gov. bruce rauner and the state board of education on tuesday, accusing the state of employing "separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in illinois." the lawsuit, which cps said was filed in...






chicago school board sues state, alleges 'separate and unequal' funding


chicago's school board, on behalf of several chicago public schools families, sued gov. bruce rauner and the illinois state board of education on tuesday, accusing the state of employing "separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in illinois." the lawsuit, which cps said was...






how to use the new california school dashboard to compare school test scores


in january, california’s state board of education finalized the key elements of a new school accountability system, although some details will still be worked out over the coming year. it’s called the california school dashboard, a website where the public will be able to get a number of metrics on a school’s or a district’s performance.






ebmud: public water fountains may get new, modern look


east bay municipal utility district board committee weighs proposal to create water bottle fill stations for public






told not to spend, gary schools hire public relations person


despite advice from a state lawmaker to rein in spending, the gary school board hired a public relations specialist tuesday to generate "positive spins." on feb. 28, state sen. eddie melton, d-merrillville, told the board republicans were watching spending in the district carefully because of its...






chicago school board sues state, alleges 'separate and unequal' funding


mayor rahm emanuel's school board sued gov. bruce rauner and the illinois state board of education on tuesday, accusing the state of employing "separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in illinois." the lawsuit, which was filed in the cook county chancery division on behalf...






chicago school board sues state, alleges 'separate and unequal' funding


mayor rahm emanuel's school board sued gov. bruce rauner and the illinois state board of education on tuesday, accusing the state of employing "separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in illinois." the lawsuit, which was filed in cook county chancery court on behalf of five...






these l.a. school board candidates have a message, but little money to get it ou


the three races for the los angeles board of education are the most expensive school board contests in the country because opposing special interests — charter-school advocates and the local teachers union — are spending millions to back favored candidates. other hopefuls for the seats are getting...






gop critics at capitol take aim at met council structure


lawmakers say new bill would increase regional board’s accountability.






republicans mount an effort to remake the leadership — and perhaps the political


a quarter of a century after a bitter political fight for control of california’s largest public employee pension fund, a new effort by republicans in the state capitol seeks to again dilute the influence of public employee unions by reshaping the agency’s board of directors. the bill, introduced...






public officials can't shield government business by using personal email, state


california’s highest court decided unanimously thursday that government officials may be required to make public what they said about public business on their private telephones and personal computers. in a decision written by justice carol a. corrigan, the california supreme court said the state’s...






fees considered for nonmotorized boats


medford, ore. (ap) — driftboaters, kayakers, sailors and others running boats without motors may soon – for the first time – start paying toward their playing on oregon’s public waterways. the oregon state marine board will ask the oregon legislature to create and fund a new nonmotorized boating program that would help pay for upkeep […]






state bill introduced to increase penalties for false candidate statements


with hopes of improving the accountability of candidates who lie and misrepresent backgrounds, assemblymember jim frazier, d–discovery bay, announced that he is introducing assembly bill 894, legislation that will increase the penalties for candidates that are found to wilfully misrepresent themselves on their election ballot statements.






bill would allow wild horse removals


under proposed legislation, the state livestock board would have the authority to remove wild or abandoned horses from private property and sell them at auction if unclaimed.






iowa lawmakers pass bill to curb public sector unions


republican lawmakers in iowa approved legislation on thursday to limit the powers of public sector unions to negotiate for state and local employees, restrictions similar to those previously enacted in wisconsin and michigan. both the house of representatives and the state senate voted in favor of t...






iowa republicans pass bill opponents say will gut public unions


iowa republican lawmakers passed a bill on thursday that would eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers in the state, a move that echoed wisconsin's signature 2011 legislation but drew considerably less public opposition at the capitol. the gop-controlled iowa house voted...






exelon rivals sue to block billions of dollars in subsidies


chicago (ap) — competitors of chicago-based exelon corp. filed a federal lawsuit tuesday opposing legislation that provides billions of dollars in subsidies to the power giant. the legislation approved in december provides as much as $235 million per year to exelon to keep unprofitable nuclear plants running in clinton and the quad cities. more than […]






iowa lawmakers pass bill to curb public sector unions


republican lawmakers in iowa approved legislation on thursday to limit the powers of public sector unions to negotiate for state and local employees, restrictions similar to those previously enacted in wisconsin and michigan. both the house of representatives and the state senate voted in favor of the measure, which was opposed by democrats and unions […]






california measure seeks panel to protect college athletes


a california lawmaker is proposing that the state create a commission to protect the health and safety of collegiate athletes, something the legislation says the ncaa and school athletic departments have failed to do.






public officials can't shield government business by using personal email, state


california’s highest court decided unanimously thursday that government officials may be required to make public what they said about official business on their private telephones and personal computers. in a decision written by justice carol a. corrigan, the california supreme court said the state’s...






san diego school board yanks invite to devos amid teacher union protest


it was to be a symbolic, if not political gesture that ultimately fell flat. the labor-friendly san diego school board had planned to consider issuing an invitation to u.s. secretary betsy devos at its public meeting tuesday, but the proposed resolution was withdrawn with an apology monday amid...






l.a. school board candidates debate charter schools


essential education: what changes does betsy devos have in mind? feb. 9, 2017, 8:45 a.m. in an effort to make refugees feel welcome, california lawmakers have introduced legislation to give them immediate in-state tuition and get more translators for schools. because of a shift in the investing...






chicago public schools proposals face rough road in springfield


the latest push for an elected chicago board of education sailed through a house committee vote wednesday despite opposition from current and former district officials who argued the legislation provides no escape from cps' latest fiscal crisis. gov. bruce rauner's administration tried another...






california's bullet train board bad-mouths the state's republican delegation


the state’s high-speed rail authority board verbally assaulted the state’s republican house delegation wednesday, blaming it for the delay of a grant that would have benefited california’s bullet train project. the commentary came at a rail authority board meeting, where members sharply criticized...






just like radical tactics against scott walker backfired, they will fail against


no, the left can’t carry forward some of the tactics used in wisconsin to create a nationwide movement opposing trump. those failed bigly.






nfl players union continues push to stop illinois workers' comp bill


the nfl players ociation continued its public paign to curb a bill in the illinois state senate, arguing again friday that the legislation, if p ed, would severely reduce potential workman’s compen ion benefits for pro athletes in the state. at the conclusion of a 35-minute conference...






iowa lawmakers champion bill to limit public-sector unions


iowa lawmakers considered legislation on wednesday to limit the powers of public-sector unions to negotiate for state and local employees, restrictions similar to those enacted in wisconsin and michigan despite huge protests. republicans in iowa have gained an important a ntage in pushing for legi...






high court: public officials can't shield government business by using personal


california’s highest court decided unanimously thursday that government officials may be required to make public what they said about official business on their private telephones and personal computers. in a decision written by justice carol a. corrigan, the california supreme court said the state’s...






high court: public officials can't shield government business by using personal


california’s highest court decided unanimously thursday that government officials may be required to make public what they said about official business on their private telephones and personal computers. in a decision written by justice carol a. corrigan, the california supreme court said the state’s...






sd schools yanks invite to devos amid teacher union protest


it was to be a symbolic, if not political gesture that ultimately fell flat. the labor-friendly san diego school board had planned to consider issuing an invitation to u.s. secretary betsy devos at its public meeting tuesday, but the proposed resolution was withdrawn with an apology monday amid...






it’s time to decide what nm will do about our economy


the senate budget package reflects not only the state's needs and values but also our commitment to government efficiency and accountability.






sd schools yanks invite to devos amid teacher union protest


it was to be a symbolic, if not political gesture that ultimately fell flat. the liberal, labor-leaning san diego school board had planned to consider issuing an invitation to u.s. secretary betsy devos at its public meeting tuesday, but the proposed resolution was withdrawn monday amid complaints...






state puc failures with pg&e in san bruno spur reform legislation


california public utilities commission failures linked to pg&e's fatal explosion in san bruno have led to fresh efforts to force the agency to make safety a top priority.






dollar general plans to create 1,000 jobs in georgia in 2017


jackson, ga. (ap) — dollar general is planning to create 1,000 jobs across the state of georgia this year with the addition of new stores as well as a new distribution center. the goodlettsville, tennessee-based company said in a news release that it wants to add 1,000 discount stores and create about 10,000 jobs across […]






texas mulls changing science standards questioning evolution


austin, texas (ap) — the texas board of education is hearing arguments over changing state science curriculums that critics say are designed to challenge the theory of evolution and leave students wondering whether a higher power created the universe. after tuesday’s public hearing, the board will hold preliminary votes later this week on whether to […]






a look at the opposing sides on the gop health care bill


a look at opposing sides as congress considers proposed republican changes to the obama administration health law.






will county board member criticized for comments about women


will county board member steve balich came under fire for comments he posted on his "will county news" web page that referred to participants in the women's march last month as "grumpy old women and their wives." during the public comment period of the feb. 16 county board meeting, three women...






will county board member criticized for comments about women


will county board member steve balich came under fire for comments he posted on his "will county news" webpage that referred to participants in the women's march last month as "grumpy old women and their wives."during the public comment period of the feb. 16 county board meeting, three women lashed...






watchdog criticizes rcmp’s monitoring of use of force, strip-search policies


the new report also highlights problems with the way rcmp handles public intoxication. it makes 31 recommendations to improve accountability