Missouri Senator Roy Blunt joins Democrats to pass same-sex marriage protections bill KCUR 89.3 ” Missouri

Updated November 29, 2022 at 6:50 PM ET With bipartisan support, Senate 61-36 passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which codifies same-sex and interracial marriages. Lawmakers pushed ahead Tuesday’s vote after securing substantial Republican support in a procedural vote a day earlier. It now heads back to the House of Representatives, where it is expected … Read more

Oregon College Savings Plan posts record contributions despite COVID pandemic > Oregon

Many Oregon colleges and universities are struggling to grow enrollments after more than two years of the pandemic, but families across the state are still investing in college for their children. Families of prospective students have continued to save for college at record rates with the Oregon College Savings Plan, according to the latest figures … Read more

MA Energy Board approves Eversource substation, putting EJ community at risk > Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Sitting Board (EFSB) announced today its decision to allow utility company Eversource to circumvent 14 environmental permits needed to build a controversial substation in East Boston. The decision comes after years of controversy, as environmental groups, residents and elected officials have pushed back the project due to a lack of evidence … Read more

US lawmakers skeptical Kroger-Albertson merger will mean lower prices

BOISE (AP) – U.S. senators from both parties on Tuesday expressed skepticism that a proposed merger between food giants Kroger and Albertsons would result in lower prices for consumers. “Fewer local options mean less competition to keep prices down,” said Sen. Alex Padilla, a California Democrat, in a testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust … Read more

Carson City arrests: Man charged with multiple driving offenses | News from Carson City, Nevada

A 36-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday morning for multiple traffic offenses, including failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, according to a report by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. At 2:16 a.m., a sergeant from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the area of ​​Silver Oak Drive and Carson Street when he observed … Read more

Bill proposes changing North Dakota spending board limits

The Legislature next year will consider changes to the spending limits of a state body that has sailed near the brink of how much money it can authorize for state agencies requesting to accept funds between sessions. The governor-led, six-member Contingency Commission on Tuesday approved a number of requests from state agencies, many for federal … Read more

Where Vols are placed in the updated CFP Top 25

Tennessee football ranks 7th on the latest College Football Top 25, moving up three spots from last week’s 10th place. The CFP selection committee published its new rankings on Tuesday evening. Alabama (10-2) was ranked ahead of the Vols despite losing to Tennessee earlier this season. Penn State (10-2) is No. 8, Clemson (10-2) dropped … Read more

The Kentucky United We Learn Council gives learning in the state a broad voice of stakeholders – Kentucky Teachers

The Kentucky United We Learn Council met for the first time in Frankfurt on November 29 to begin its work promoting United We Learn, Kentucky’s vision for the future of public education. Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass and Kentucky Board of Education Chairman Lu S. Young welcomed the advice and set the stage for the … Read more