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Zion National Park to receive $33 million federal transit grant to replace shuttle buses

SPRINGDALE, Utah (ABC4) – Out with the old, in with the new. Utah’s Zion National Park announced on Tuesday that it will be receiving a $33 million federal transit grant from the Utah Department of Transportation. The money will be used to replaced it’s fleet of older shuttle buses with electric transit buses. Zion National …

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The Day – Local school districts to receive federal CARES Act funding

Several local school districts are slated to receive funding boosts through the federal coronavirus relief act to cover costs of education adjustments and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. State Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, announced funding for several school districts in her 19th state Senate district, including $8.5 million for Norwich, $1.19 million for Montville and $920,000 for …

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Laurentian faculty union blames ‘erosion’ of government funding for university’s financial crisis

SUDBURY — The union representing faculty at Laurentian University is blaming the erosion of public funding for higher education and “reckless” decisions by school administrators for the financial crisis currently gripping the university. In a news release Tuesday, the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) and Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) said the two …

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State government awards $1.287 million in agricultural research grants | News

Harrisburg, Pa. – Eight organizations – Penn State University, Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, American Mushroom Institute, Baarda Farms, Coexist Build, Pasa Sustainable Agriculture, and Team Ag, Inc. – have received grants in support of impactful agricultural research. The grant funding, distributed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, totals $1.287 …

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Inequitable and Inadequate: Reforming Federal Grants for State Social Assistance Programs

Federalism and Social Assistance American fiscal federalism is ready for reform. We have seen recent changes to health policy and tax policy but the COVID-19 crisis has brought renewed attention to the role of social policy within American federalism. States were largely left unprepared when unemployment spiked. The federal government cobbled together a response largely …

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UW student government attempts end-around to establish emergency housing fund, despite System policy

Friday morning, ASM Student Council voted unanimously to pass an amendment to the recently-approved legislation that would create a fund to be administered by the Tenant Resource Center (TRC) for students experiencing housing insecurity. UW System and UW-Madison officials said that fund would not be allowed under System policy that doesn’t allow segregated fees to …

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Senate set to confirm Buttigieg for transportation secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary, the first openly gay person to take a Cabinet post, tasked with advancing President Joe Biden’s ambitious agenda of rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and fighting climate change. Buttigieg, a 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Biden’s one-time rival during the …

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COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Want to Keep Getting Billions in Public Money With No Strings Attached

When the US government awarded over $10 billion in contracts and advance purchase commitments to drug companies working on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, it did not require the recipients of government money to agree to offer their products at fair prices or share intellectual property rights to enable faster production. Now, two of the companies …

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Governor seeks big increase in school funding, tax increase | National Government and Political News

FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa., regarding the counting of ballots in the 2020 general election. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Gov. Wolf will ask lawmakers for billions of dollars funded by higher taxes on Pennsylvania’s huge natural gas …

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