Entries for February 2014

	Farm and Forest Issues at the Forefront of New Climate Initiative

Seven climate center hubs that will track how the farm and forest industry, specifically, is affected by climate change will be created, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday. Not only will the hubs be centers for information gathering, they will also provide farmers, foresters and rural communities with guidance and technical assistance in adapting to extreme weather conditions.

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Voter ID and Amendment Requirements

Photo voter ID legislation introduced in the Missouri Senate seems likely to clear the state legislature this session.

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U.S. House Members Seek Funding Boost for Special Education

Questions about special education funding are being raised by a group of U.S. House members as Washington awaits the release of President Obama’s federal fiscal year 2015 budget expected in early March.  

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LBJ: Watching a Maestro at Work

Attendees at NCSL’s Executive Committee meeting in Austin, Texas, were treated to a first-hand recollection of the persuasive power of President Lyndon Johnson during an event at the LBJ library Friday night.

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