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Voucher programs use money for eligible students' public education to pay for private school tuition. Despite public schools strggling to recover funding, voucher program spends 352 percent more since 2008 since program eligibility has increased. Senate Bill 85 would further privatize public education by expanding the eligibility and cost 6.4 times than boucher programs.
Pathways to 100 provides a high-level map of pathways for municipalities seeking to transform their energy supply, outlining strategies for both municipal operations and for all energy users within municipal limits. The document is organized around a three-step process that cities can use to identify an appropriate pathway forward. These are: 1) map the city's energy landscape, 2) identify available strategies, and 3) organize for energy transformation. These steps guide cities through the key factors that determine their level of influence over energy supply (e.g., state energy policies) and map out available strategies for energy transformation. These strategies range from interventions into energy supply management (e.g., community choice aggregation or utility municipalization) to more traditional forms of influence (e.g., active participation in formal energy regulatory proceedings). While Pathways to 100 focuses on transforming electricity supply, it touches briefly on renewable heating and cooling, and energy efficiency where these topics intersect with electricity supply.
Career college programs cost more than similar programs offered through public institutions. The state should eliminae student aid to institute real oversight measures. The report shows comparisons betweent different programs and gives recommendations on how to resolve the problems.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps feed Ohioans and reduces poverty and improves health for children and adults. However, the House Agriculture Committee's partisan Farm Bill proposes several inefficient and harmful changes to SNAP and cut the funding of it. The report lists the reasons why SNAP is important to poor people and should not be eliminated.
Some measure of maternal and child health is improving, but more babies are being born premature in MI. Michigan maternal and child health continues to have race and ethnicity disparities. While infant death rates declined, other concerning trends appear. This report lists various policy recommendations.
Millions of Michigan residents are in food insecure. Children, rural residents, people with disabilities, people of color, and seniors are most at risk. The report lists state policy and federal policy recommendations to solve the problems.
The report investigates the state of MA's healthcare reforms. Health reforms in the state has leds to increases in health insurance coverage rates and health outcomes.
Minneapolis municipal election law with ranked choice voting.
the report explains the general voting rules of Minneapolis, Minnesota election law about voting method, administration, and ballots. It includes ranked choice voting.
This report states the negative effects of school suspension and expulsion. Then it proposes alternative discipline practices to support positive culture which are better for students