Credo Mobil and are reporting that the bill SB 5805 that would have fast-tracked the coal export terminal has died. This is a victory for anti-coal activists, who were quite vocal in their opposition to the measure. The way the bill was worded, it was unclear whether it applied just to a gravel terminal or also to the coal terminal.
According to Kucinich to face Dem primary in new Ohio district: U.S. Reps. Dennis Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur jumped into re-election campaigns in the same newly redrawn congressional district across northern Ohio on Wednesday, setting up a primary fight next year between two veteran Democratic incumbents. The eight-term Kucinich announced his move in an email […]
The Education section of the current Democratic state platform for Washington State (adopted in 2012) includes language opposing charter schools: We oppose: Public funding for charter schools and vouchers; The commercial exploitation of students; Linking military recruitment to educational funding; Organized prayer in public schools; “No Child Left Behind”; Basing teacher pay solely on student […]
Given the decision of the Washington State Supreme Court in the McCleary case, which highlighted Washington’s failure to adequately fund education, the new legislature and Governor will soon be looking for new revenue to meet the state’s financial obligation to basic education. Educational reforms alone will require at least $1 billion in new public revenue in the 2013-15 […]