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U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

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  • San Fernando and San Gabriel valley reps look to curb helicopter noise

    San Fernando and San Gabriel valley reps look to curb helicopter noise
    Unable to get their "Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act" off the ground, the bill’s sponsors are implementing a Plan B to nudge federal officials, at the very least, to study ways to address neighborhood complaints about...
  • Faith-based groups tackle budget cuts to human services

    Faith-based groups tackle budget cuts to human services
    Faith-based groups in Dauphin County came together Thursday to develop plans to handle proposed state funding cuts to human services programs. The theme of the day was “Unloading the Burden: Shrinking Budgets and Increased Needs.” Governor...
  • Bill would allow sales of homemade food

    Bill would allow sales of homemade food
    SAN DIEGO - The California Senate Health Committee voted unanimously Thursday to lift the ban on some homemade food sales, making it cheaper for bakers and producers to cook from home. The law currently requires people to cook in a commercial kitchen -...
  • Calif. Bill Aims to Keep K-12 Education Free

    Calif. Bill Aims to Keep K-12 Education Free
    SACRAMENTO -- Not every proposed law is historic or sweeping. Some merely are pretty good ideas — perhaps even important for a low-income kid. One such bill is among the hundreds awaiting action as the Legislature heads into its final month. The...
  • New Bill would Help Those with Spinal Cord Injuries

    New Bill would Help Those with Spinal Cord Injuries
    It's not the kind of unassisted step you and I are used to taking, but Sarah Anderson is walking down the halls of the Capitol Building in Sacramento while strapped into a robotic exoskeleton made by Ekso Bionics of Richmond. They're the kind of steps...
  • Consumer protection inspections could be reduced

    The state may overhaul the system that protects us from getting ripped off at the gas station, grocery store and even the parking meter. Some lawmakers want to do less-frequent inspections to make sure fuel pumps, home heating oil trucks and parking...
  • Home care aides not getting paid

    Many people in Pauline Konrath's situation live in a nursing home. At 85, she has dementia and Parkinson's disease and uses a wheelchair. But she doesn't live in a nursing home because her son, Joe, moved her in with his family. It's not an easy...
  • Pa. senator sues over NCAA use of Penn State fine

    Pa. senator sues over NCAA use of Penn State fine
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator sued the NCAA on Friday over its use of the $60 million fine that Penn State is paying for its handling of the child molestation scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky,...
  • Unwanted pets deserve, at the very least, death with dignity

    Animals dying in gas chambers doesn't conjure up a pleasant image, but it happens at shelters every day. When the inevitable time comes, most owned pets are euthanized by injection. The word euthanasia comes from the Greek, literally meaning a "good...
  • Corbett To Critics "Where Would You Have Me Take" Money To Restore Higher Ed Cuts?

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett threw down the gauntlet this morning to critics of his proposed cuts to higher education spending, challenging them to find the money to restore the millions of dollars in reductions planned for the state’s public universities and.....
  • The Sunday Brunch: When Political Reality Trips Up Budget Rhetoric.

     
    Want the big take-away from the three weeks' worth of state Senate budget hearings that concluded this past Thursday? It's this: Bumper-sticker rhetoric about fiscal austerity and making the tough choices sounds good on paper — until state lawmakers...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: It's Super Tuesday.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning Fellow Seekers. It's Super Tuesday! It's that magical day where voters in states where you don't live will head to the polls to determine the fate of the Western World. Or, at minimum, prolong the agony that......