As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, some are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office.
Source: Hartford Courant | Connecticut |
April 11, 2013
Under the new law, the sale of most military-style rifles is banned, but firms are allowed to make and ship firearms that are banned in the state. Gun makers, though. say they may be forced to leave by a backlash from customers.
The guidelines, developed by 26 state governments, are the first broad national recommendations for science instruction since 1996. States are not required to adopt them, but 26 states have committed to seriously considering them.
Source: Des Moines Register | Des Moines, Iowa |
April 10, 2013
Des Moines’ new lower-cost micro apartments are part of a growing national trend that lets young professionals live in vibrant urban cores in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and New York, where rents can be exorbitant.
The administration has asked Congress to fund better record keeping for background checks and scientific research related to gun violence. For full coverage of the president's proposed budget, click here.
Nationally, six straight years of revenue declines have put enormous pressure on state and local governments, nevertheless, some are thriving. Standard & Poor's, the credit-rating agency, reports that it issued more bond upgrades than downgrades in 2012.
The Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act are in full swing. With the influx of people who will be applying for benefits and the ACA requirement for online enrollment, it is more important than ever to verify the identities of those accessing benefits up front.