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  • Unions Concerned About Republicans Winning New Mexico House August 21, 2014
    Labor unions fear that if Republicans win a majority in the lower house of New Mexico’s legislature, they will push for a right-to-work state. Albuquerque Business First reports that Democrats have only a three-seat majority in the New Mexico House of Representatives and if they lose those seats, the Republicans are more than likely going […]
    Connor D. Wolf
  • Think Tank: Teacher Inequality Helps Drive Achievement Gap August 21, 2014
    The “achievement gap,” the consistent disparity between students of different racial and economic backgrounds in U.S. schools, is being perpetuated by inequality in the assignment of teachers, argues a new investigative report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). The report focuses on public schools in Miami-Dade County during the 2012-13 sch
    Blake Neff
  • Judge Denies Motion To Stop Unionization Of Minnesota Homecare Providers August 20, 2014
    The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied a motion Wednesday to immediately stop the unionization of homecare providers in the state. The motion was brought forth by a group of home-based personal care providers who sought to “halt the unionization of the state’s homecare providers” according to a press release by the […]
    Connor D. Wolf
  • Marijuana Industry Raises Money For Hickenlooper Campaign August 20, 2014
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper opposed marijuana legalization, but the newly legal industry is raising money for his reelection. For example, Dixie Elixirs, which makes marijuana-infused beverages and edibles, was a hosting business at a fundraising event for Hickenlooper at the Four Seasons Hotel in Denver. But Hickenlooper is among those calling for more
    Greg Campbell
  • Gallup: Majority Now Oppose Common Core August 20, 2014
    After a survey found support for Common Core shrinking, a second poll found an outright majority opposes the standards. Only 33 percent of U.S. adults who have heard of Common Core favor its use in the nation’s classrooms, compared to 59 percent who are opposed, the Gallup poll found. Opposition to the standards is higher […]
    Blake Neff
  • Billionaire Environmentalist Hits Cory Gardner With First Attack Ad August 20, 2014
    California billionaire Tom Steyer’s political action committee rolled out its first attack ad against Republican Rep. Cory Gardner in Colorado’s Senate race. While the ad mentions birth control and gay marriage, Steyer is supporting Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall and other embattled Democrats who support his environmental agenda. He’s vowed to spend up
    Greg Campbell