Which states benefit most from Biden’s plan?

Student loan borrowers in Washington D.C. protest the GOP outside the Republican National Committee for denying student loan relief to 40 million borrowers last November.

The Biden administration again called out conservative states for blocking the president’s signature plan for student loan debt forgiveness Friday, sharing that hundreds of thousands of borrowers in states challenging the plan were approved for relief before it was blocked by the courts. Nationwide, about 26 million borrowers applied in the few weeks applications were … Read more

Inside the Beltway: States jockeying over first-in-the-nation status

NEWS AND OPINION: There is a kind of mystical importance associated with the phrase “first in the nation” when it is attached to the noble act of voting in a major election. New Hampshire has long starred in this coveted role in presidential primaries, which gives the Granite State considerable media coverage, complete with charming … Read more

Red states slap Biden administration with lawsuit over climate friendly retirement fund rules

Republican-led states filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Department of Labor over a rule set to take effect Monday that would allow retirement fund managers to consider climate change and other factors under environmental, social and governance investing principles, or ESG. The attorneys general from 25 states argued that the ESG rules soon to … Read more

Democrats vote to give states more time on new primary calendar

WASHINGTON — A Democratic National Committee panel voted Wednesday to give New Hampshire and Georgia more time to make changes that would allow both to be part of a revamped group of five states leading off the party’s presidential primary starting next year. But even as they voted 25-0 to extend the compliance deadline until … Read more

Russian official sums up relations with Baltic states using GoT quote — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

“What Is Dead May Never Die,” says Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin as Moscow downgrades its relations with Tallinn and Riga The chairman of Russia’s State Duma has accused the Baltic countries of taking orders from Washington and Brussels and losing their independence, after Moscow downgraded its relations with Latvia and Estonia.  “What Is Dead May … Read more

Temporary Program Manager, MPHD – United States of America

Overview Temporary Program Manager- USAID Cooperative Agreement “MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery (MPHD)” Based in: Washington, DC, or an approved US state. This position must be available to work US-East Coast morning hours. Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Yes Duration: 4 months Reports to: Senior Program Manager, MPHD Who we are Population Services International (PSI) … Read more

California lawmaker proposes ambitious wealth tax on state’s richest residents

California’s richest residents — and even those who move out of state — could be required to pay a new wealth tax as early as next year. A new bill proposed by Democratic Assemblyman Alex Lee would tack on an additional 1.5% tax for Californians who have a worldwide net worth of more than $1 … Read more

Legislative auditor releases report on state’s immunization database

Minnesota health and technology officials need to make some changes to better ensure data in the state’s immunization registry is safe, a new report says. Monday, Minnesota’s Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) released its report regarding the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) system. MIIC, which is managed by both the Minnesota Department of Health … Read more

Auto Parts Swap ‘n Sell takes place at Eastern States Exposition

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – New England’s largest indoor automotive swap meet featuring hundreds of vendors returned to the Eastern States Exposition this weekend. Ben Dodge, the show coordinator of Auto Parts Swap/Sell said, “If you’re an automotive enthusiast, you’ll find that there’s something here for everybody.” The Eastern States Exposition filled up with with … Read more

IMD alert: Heavy rainfall, hailstorm predicted in these northern states till 26 Jan. 10 points

Heavy rainfall will also occur over Uttarakhand on 25 and 26 January (AFP)

The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) on Sunday forecasted increased rainfall or snowfall activity with possibility of heavy falls over Western Himalayan Region and rainfall activity over plains of Northwest India during 24 to 26 January.  The weather department said that minimum temperatures will rise by 2-3°C over many parts of East India during next 3 … Read more