Teacher’s Union Reaches Contract Impasse With School District

The Clark County Education Association declared an impasse last night after being unable to reach an agreement on labor contracts with the Clark County School District. With just over two weeks to go before school starts and no newly inked contract, 800 teachers’ jobs are at risk. That is in addition to the 600 or so support positions already targeted for elimination. Negotiations have been underway to reach concessions on a $37 million budget deficit since July.

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We’re All Californians Now

Does this sound familiar? But really, this budget is filled with worrisome cuts. Deep cuts to higher education that will force higher taxes tuition for students. Delays to K12 funding that will challenge our teachers and hurt our next generation. And, as noted already, some very real cuts to law enforcement. As Sen. [ ] […]

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With Entitlements on the Chopping Block, a New Study Details the Vast Costs of War

The US Military and CIA  are currently carrying out operations in at least six countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.  As many as sixteen countries hold detainees arrested as part of the US War on Terror.  When stating the cost of ten years of war, presidents and congress have focused narrowly on Pentagon […]

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Georgia Republicans Ruin Economy with Anti-Immigration Bill

Georgia recently passed HB 87, an effort to enforce federal immigration laws at the local level, much like Arizona’s SB1070. Now undocumented workers are fleeing the state in fear, leaving the farming industry incapable of handing the harvest. This could cost the state millions of dollars. Conservatism used to be about avoiding the unintended consequences […]

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