The House DFL’s budget is a clear favorite among Minnesota’s higher education leaders. With $305 million in new money for the next two years, the proposal contains almost twice what the governor wants to spend and more than 4.5 times Republicans’ proposed plan for the state’s colleges and universities. It not only fully funds all of the University of Minnesota’s $87 million request, it throws in another $27 million to entice the five-campus system to freeze tuition for in-state students for the next two years. “If they were to hold to that, the president would be highly inclined to recommend a freeze,” said Matt Kramer, vice president for university relations. The budget also includes $159 million for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, which relies on the state for nearly half of its annual revenue, and asks for a tuition freeze there, as well. DFL legislators believe trading state funding for a tuition freeze pressures schools to … [Read more...] about House DFL’s budget raises higher-ed funding to encourage tuition freezes
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by The Texas senator’s re-election campaign sent voters in at least three counties a letter with a label suggesting it was a legal summons. The Federal Election Commission says doing so doesn’t break any rules. ByLiam Stack Sept. 17, 2018 Ted Cruz’s Senate re-election campaign has been sending voters in Texas a fund-raising letter in an envelope labeled That is according to Myles Martin, a spokesman for the Federal Election Commission, who said the salient question was whether a mailing contains a disclaimer saying that it came from a political campaign. And this one did. Aside from that, he said in an email, “the F.E.C.’s regulations don’t speak to how candidates may choose to word particular solicitations to potential contributors.” Mr. Cruz is … [Read more...] about Ted Cruz’s Campaign Marked a Fund-Raising Letter an Official ‘Summons.’ It Wasn’t Against the Rules.
The Texas Board of Education on Friday voted to remove former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the state’s social studies curriculum. (AP) The Texas Board of Education on Friday voted to remove former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the state’s social studies curriculum. The move comes as an effort to “streamline” the social studies curriculum in the state, The Dallas Morning News first reported. The vote, which was preliminary, came after a 15-member, board-nominated volunteer work group created a scale to grade historical figures, determining which were “essential to learn about and who wasn’t,” The Dallas Morning News reported. To determine their choices, the group asked a series of questions about the historical figures' background and legacy. EVERGREEN STATE APOLOGIZES FOR USING TAXPAYER FUNDS TO PROTEST FAMILY FARM Clinton scored a 5 on the 20-point scale, while another figure who was also designated for … [Read more...] about Texas Board of Ed votes to pull Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from social studies curriculum
When Philly’s two-time mayor and district attorney – to say nothing of Pennsylvania’s Governor – Ed Rendell talks about the necessity of pushing Democratic voters to the polls, you listen. That’s his job, and his passion. When Rendell says that he’ll encourage your vote for the Dems by cooking you hamburgers, now you’re really curious. That’s what’s happening when Guest Executive Chef Rendell, Philly culinary giant Steve Poses (“his Frog Commissary began Philly’s original restaurant renaissance,” said Rendell), and nearly 40 of the city’s best chefs, restauranteurs and distillers get together for the PA Blue’s Victory Fund “Blue Plate Special” this coming Monday. Co-Founded by Rendell and Poses, the PA Blue Victory Fund is looking to get Philadelphians to vote Democrat when they say the need is at an all-time high. This party, at the Ben Franklin Institute, then, is for fun, … [Read more...] about Ed Rendell puts his chef apron on in an effort to turn Pennsylvania ‘blue’
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Mehal Jain September 14, 2018 6:38 pm Change Font Size In a reprieve to Nalini Chidambaram, senior advocate and wife of former finance minister P. Chidambaram, the Supreme Court on Friday extended its interim order restraining the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from summoning her in connection with the multi-crore Saradha Chit Fund scam. A bench of Justices U.U. Lalit and Ashok Bhushan was hearing her challenge to the Madras High Court decision refusing to quash the summons issued by the ED. The summons issued under Section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) required her to appear before the authorised officer of the ED in connection with the Saradha Chit Fund scam. The probe pertained to the payment of Rs 1 crore made by the company of Sudipta Sen, the main accused in Saradha scam, to Nalini Chidambaram, which was claimed to have been received as advocate fees. At the previous hearing on … [Read more...] about Saradha Chit Fund Case: SC Extends Interim Order Restraining ED From Summoning Nalini Chidambaram