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  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Mandate Relief Bills Clear Committee.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A package of bills designed to free school districts from onerous state mandates like School desk requirements that all students have pencils and go to school on days that end in "Y" cleared a critical Senate...
  • Poll: Was Maine's governor right to remove the 'pro-labor' mural?

     
    Controversial Maine mural removed by Gov. Paul LePage continues to stoke public debate...
  • Tina Fey is pregnant; Alec Baldwin backpedals on '30 Rock' demise

     
    Tina Fey is pregnant -- and Alec Baldwin backtracks on news that "30 Rock" will end with his departure. "30 Rock" writer and star Fey told Oprah Winfrey she's five months' pregnant....
  • Mariska Hargitay adopts a baby girl with husband Peter Hermann

     
    Mariska Hargitay has adopted a baby girl with husband Peter Hermann. Amaya Josephine, who was born last week, is a little sister to Hargitay and Hermann's son August, who turns 5 in June....
  • Union members ask public to “pink slip Rick”

     
    Hundreds of union members delivered “pink slips” to Gov. Rick Scott’s office at lunch time Thursday, yelling “Pink Slip Rick” and “Where are the jobs.” Evette Key, a cook in an Orlando nursing home, said the...
  • The Sunday Brunch.

     
    Good Sunday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Just a few items to help you start your Sunday morning off right. Speaking Locally: The Associated Press has undertaken a massive, statewide analysis of legislative staffing levels and expenses. A number of newspapers,...
  • LIVE UPDATES from Easton Area school budget talks

     
    Updated at 10 p.m. It's a positive sign that the board tabled the list of possible cuts and it shows they're invested in the ongoing talks with the teachers union, Easton Area Education Association President Kevin Deely said after the meeting. That said,...
  • Weatherford, GOP lawmakers raise $1.4 million in CCE cash before session

     
     TALLAHASSEE – Throughout this legislative session, cops, teachers and firefighters have flooded the Capitol to battle the business lobby over Republican plans to change their pensions and ban public employee unions from deducting dues from...
  • Teachers to rally at Sen. Gardiner’s office this afternoon

     
    Teachers with the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association plan to rally at 5:30 this evening outside the office of Florida Sen. Andy Gardiner, the Republican majority leader. They'll be outside his office at 1013 East Michigan Street to express...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: Week in Review (WTTW-Ch 11): Host Joel Weisman with Charles Thomas (ABC-7 News), Kate Grossman...
  • Chamber president: I’ll pay for union bosses to take Econ101

     
    In the latest rhetorical ammo to launch from the Florida Chamber of Commerce against public employee unions, Chamber President Mark Wilson challenged union leaders' fundamental understanding of economics. “This is a sincere offer,” he said. &#...
  • ACLU ISO Allentown school teachers who want free speech

     
    Last week, the Allentown School District administration warned teachers they could be disciplined for criticizing Superintendent Gerald Zahorchak's educational plans under a board policy that forbids employees from publicly disagreeing with district...