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Principal goes to law school to sue state

Source: Draper Journal In her 12 years of teaching and 13 years as principal, Amy Martz has worked to provide the best for Utah students. She cares so much for her students that, when as a principal, she discovered students in need of a home, she applied to be a foster parent and brought them

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Rod Arquette Show Rundown-Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Source: Rod Arquette Show (105.9) Coming up at 4 pm today on the Rod Arquette Show on Talk Radio 105.9 KNRS, Mark J. Perry, a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, joins the show to discuss how Seattle’s minimum wage hike is now hurting those it was supposed to benefit.  Plus, Dr. David Diamond, Professor

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RadioActive: June 27, 2017

Source: KRCL Hosted by Lara Jones and Noor Ul-Hasan, tonight’s RadioActive was packed full of grassroots activists and community builders working on healthcare, non-partisan elections for the board of education, refugee and immigrant rights, and imploring others to speak up and speak out often. Guest lineup: Jim McConkie, Refugee Justice League, with reaction to the

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Kansas Supreme Court Orders Lawmakers To Fix School Funding That’s Biased Against Poor Districts

Source: Think Progress Kansas’ temporary school funding law is biased against poorer school districts, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday, aligning with a lower court’s decision. The ruling was the result of a lawsuit from four school districts that cited “wealth-based disparities” as the reason for poorer school districts’ insufficient school funding. The state’s 2015

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Senators reject bill to raise income tax on richest 1.5% of Utahns

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Utah senators rejected a move Wednesday to raise the state income tax on the richest 1.5 percent of residents to better fund schools. Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, asked the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee to vote on his SB104. But members — after speaking against it — decided

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Pyle: Utahns look for ways to get around their own Legislature

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune “A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling, ‘Stop!’ William F. Buckley A Utahn is someone who stands outside the Legislature, yelling “Do something!” (I’m still trying to think of an appropriate word as cool as “athwart.”) The frustration has become so acute that folks around here are busy

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Lobbyist group prepares to sue the state more school funding

Source: Eleven News One Utah lobbyist group wants more money for public schools and they intend to take the issue to court. The alliance for a better Utah said it’s preparing to sue the state to force lawmakers to increase funding for public education. The group said Utah spends the least amount of money per

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Debate: Suing for school funding, there and here…

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Here, last week: — Alliance for a Better Utah preparing to sue state over school funding — Benjamin Wood | The Salt Lake Tribune “If Utah lawmakers won’t increase school funding on their own, maybe the courts will make them. “That’s the strategy behind an upcoming lawsuit by the Alliance

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Utah PolitiLinks: Proposal to donate unused medications, opposition not end of line for medical marijuana bill

Source: Deseret News Advocacy group says bill would reduce access to mental illness medication Members of the public, health care providers, law enforcement officials and legislators discussed HB18, a bill that would include additional drugs on Medicaid’s preferred drug list. Some residents expressed concern about which medications would be excluded from the list. “That’s the problem with

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Lobbyist group considers suing state over ‘inadequate’ school funding

Source: Deseret News Leaders of the Alliance for a Better Utah announced Monday they intend to file a lawsuit against the state to force the Utah Legislature to increase funding for public schools. The political lobbyist group points to Utah’s rankings as having the lowest per-pupil spending amount in the country, as well as cuts

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