HHS to cut funds from Head Start, cancer research to pay for the detention of immigrant children

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning to divert millions of dollars in funding originally allocated for programs like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in order to pay for the growing number of…

Arizona teachers devastated, as state supreme court blocks ballot initiative to fund education

Arizona teachers advocating for higher salaries and increased education funding were dealt a devastating blow Wednesday, when the state Supreme Court voted to get rid of a ballot initiative that would have raised taxes on the wealthy in order to fund education. The court said…

U.S. cuts to global climate funding take a steep toll

Steep U.S. cuts to global climate funding are taking a toll on developing countries, even as South Asia and other vulnerable regions face looming risks from global warming. The United States has halved its contribution to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for the first time…

Republicans stop Democrats from helping EPA investigate Scott Pruitt’s ever-growing scandals

House Republicans on Wednesday afternoon blocked an effort by Democrats to increase funding for the agency’s watchdog, which is tasked with investigating the many scandals surrounding agency administrator Scott Pruitt. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has in recent months seen…

First they rallied, now they’re running for office: These Kentucky teachers face primaries today

Dozens of Kentucky teachers who rallied for more education funding at the state Capitol this spring are now taking a different approach to changing policy: They’ve put themselves on the ballot. At least 40 educators, representing both the Republican and Democratic parties, are running for…