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Democrats offer education legislation

...charter schools to assist with startup costs, and a requirement for traffic control at and around school zones.Democratic lawmakers hope the allocation increase will hold off teacher layoffs for next year.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, said...
Lowry: The UAW's worker problem

...whatever he wants. If Corker is guilty of dirty pool, what about President Barack Obama, who told a group of Democratic lawmakers that no one opposed the UAW organizing the Chattanooga plant except people "more concerned about German shareholders...
Public education supporters hold rally at Capitol Many of those gathered held signs with slogans like "Kids Not Cuts" and "Axe Vouchers."Several Democratic lawmakers joined the crowd, including Rep. Harriet Drummond of Anchorage. She led chants of "BSA! BSA!" - a reference...
Alaska adopts new rules for abortion payments

...carefully at why they are performing the abortions."Streur said he took to heart constitutional concerns raised by Democratic lawmakers. He said he asked the Department of Law if the proposal was unconstitutional or infringed on an Alaska Supreme...
Democrats seek to turn stand on issues into votes

...high-income earners and middle-class workers whose wages have largely stayed flat for many years. One top Democratic lawmaker, who would discuss the sensitive issue only on condition of anonymity, said he is incensed when his party's...

...said the train's hypnotic motion may have caused him to experience a "nod" or a "daze" at the controls.The Democratic lawmakers are urging the Federal Railroad Administration to demand the implementation of a measure they say might prevent...

...for self-defense."Christmas came early for law-abiding gun owners," said state Rep. Brandon Phelps, a Democratic lawmaker from southern Illinois whose proposed legislation approving concealed carry narrowly lost in the Legislature last...
Lawmakers rekindle mining reform effort

...found.And there is no federal law requiring the disclosure of production figures from individual mines.Two Democratic lawmakers are hoping public concerns over the economy and the looming "fiscal cliff" will reinvigorate a movement on Capitol...

...Corbett and Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature, which passed it over the objection of every Democratic lawmaker. Republicans, long suspicious of ballot-box stuffing in the Democratic bastion of Philadelphia, justified...
Religion news in brief

...shepherded. The plan led by Republican Cornyn jeopardizes the Jewish legislators' chances of being re-elected, the Democratic lawmakers said. The lawmakers urged Jewish Texans to write letters of protest to the U.S. Justice Department, which...


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