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Poverty in the Recession

Sometime this week, the Census Bureau will release figures on poverty in the United States in 2009. The Associated Press asked some demographers to sketch out
Jul 31, 2020

Poverty in the Recession

Poverty in the Recession

Sometime this week, the Census Bureau will release figures on poverty in the United States in 2009. The Associated Press asked some demographers to sketch out
Sometime this week, the Census Bureau will release figures on poverty in the United States in 2009. The Associated Press asked some demographers to sketch out
Jul 31, 2020

ALEC health-reform repeal guide echoes Florida legislative action

ALEC health-reform repeal guide echoes Florida legislative action

Florida is one of a handful states rejecting grants from the federal health care reform law, a key strategy suggested in literature provided at this year’s American Legislative Exchange Council conference, a conference many Florida legislators attended. # The Legislative Exchange Council (referred to as ALEC ) is a conservative nonprofit made up of state legislators and business leaders that writes model bills and resolutions aimed at helping businesses and weakening government entities
Florida is one of a handful states rejecting grants from the federal health care reform law, a key strategy suggested in literature provided at this year’s American Legislative Exchange Council conference, a conference many Florida legislators attended. # The Legislative Exchange Council (referred to as ALEC ) is a conservative nonprofit made up of state legislators and business leaders that writes model bills and resolutions aimed at helping businesses and weakening government entities
Jul 31, 2020

Sponsor of N.C. anti-gay marriage amendment has questionable medical credentials

Sponsor of N.C. anti-gay marriage amendment has questionable medical credentials

A lead sponsor of North Carolina’s proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is under fire this week for allegedly falsifying his medical credentials and
A lead sponsor of North Carolina’s proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is under fire this week for allegedly falsifying his medical credentials and
Jul 31, 2020

New Mexico’s Ben Ray Luján criticizes GOP budget plan

New Mexico’s Ben Ray Luján criticizes GOP budget plan

Rep. Ben Ray Luján was critical of the budget plan put forward by Republicans and unveiled by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Tuesday, saying on the House floor that the budget “makes the wrong choices for hard-working families.” Luján, who represents New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District, also said the proposed Republican budget “ends Medicare and Medicaid as we know it by privatizing Medicare
Rep. Ben Ray Luján was critical of the budget plan put forward by Republicans and unveiled by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Tuesday, saying on the House floor that the budget “makes the wrong choices for hard-working families.” Luján, who represents New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District, also said the proposed Republican budget “ends Medicare and Medicaid as we know it by privatizing Medicare
Jul 31, 2020

Head of Dept. of Energy panel: EPA study on fracking going too slow to be useful

Head of Dept. of Energy panel: EPA study on fracking going too slow to be useful

The head of an Energy Department panel working to improve the safety of hydrofracking says the Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing study of the practice, slated to be completed in 2014, is too slow to be of much use. The seven-member Energy Department panel, led by former CIA Director John Deutch, has a 90-day deadline to identify immediate steps to improve the safety of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, a technology that injects chemicals and water into rock formations to free trapped natural gas. “I am concerned about the time schedule” for the EPA’s final report, Deutch said today during a meeting of his natural- gas subcommittee in Washington
The head of an Energy Department panel working to improve the safety of hydrofracking says the Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing study of the practice, slated to be completed in 2014, is too slow to be of much use. The seven-member Energy Department panel, led by former CIA Director John Deutch, has a 90-day deadline to identify immediate steps to improve the safety of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, a technology that injects chemicals and water into rock formations to free trapped natural gas. “I am concerned about the time schedule” for the EPA’s final report, Deutch said today during a meeting of his natural- gas subcommittee in Washington
Jul 31, 2020
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