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Warner, Wyden, Rubio introduce legislation to empower students as consumers and showcase new privacy-protecting technology

~ Updated legislation allows students and families to make informed decisions about how to spend their higher education dollars while protecting student privacy ~ WASHINGTON – With the cost of college at an all-time high, U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced updated legislation on Thursday, Nov. 29, to provide critical information to help … Continue reading

The Latest: Graham sees chance for Hill deal on ‘Dream Act
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The Latest: Graham sees chance for Hill deal on ‘Dream Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and DACA (all times local): ___ 7:20 a.m. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he believes “there’s a congressional deal to be made” that could resolve the question of a legal shield for young immigrants living in the U.S. illegally while improving border security without building a wall. Graham says … Continue reading

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Bipartisan coalition of senators renew legislation to combat campus sexual assaults

Group of Republican and Democratic Senators reintroduce Campus Accountability and Safety Act to prevent sexual assault on college campuses, protect survivors, and provide accountability and transparency for institutions WASHINGTON — Yesterday, April 6, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues reintroduced legislation to combat sexual assault on college and … Continue reading

Warner, Portman introduce bill to increase college access for low-income students
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Warner, Portman introduce bill to increase college access for low-income students

Bipartisan legislation would let students earn college credit through Pell Grant program WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to make college more affordable for low-income students by letting them earn college credits while still in high school with the help of the Pell Grant program. The Go to … Continue reading

McAuliffe signs bills to continue fighting opioid epidemic
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McAuliffe signs bills to continue fighting opioid epidemic

Focus on prescribing and help for recovery Richmond – Governor Terry McAuliffe signed several bills on Feb. 23 that will help fight the epidemic of opioid abuse and overdose. “Abuse of opioids continues to kill Virginians,” said Governor McAuliffe. “We recognize that addiction is a disease, not a moral failing, and our proposals for this … Continue reading

Gov. McAuliffe announces new state-wide higher ed spending at Norfolk State
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Gov. McAuliffe announces new state-wide higher ed spending at Norfolk State

In a speech before faculty and staff gathered in the rotunda of Norfolk State University’s library on Wednesday morning, May 11, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced record-setting spending initiatives for higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. “While other states are cutting, we’re investing in education,” McAuliffe told the crowd. “We were able to secure more than a … Continue reading

Mississippi governor: April named Confederate Heritage Month
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Mississippi governor: April named Confederate Heritage Month

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is proclaiming April as Confederate Heritage Month, but without mentioning slavery. His proclamation was posted to the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans website (http://bit.ly/1VHPTv9 ) but not to the governor’s site. He signed it days before legislators killed bills that would have either removed the Confederate battle … Continue reading

House Republicans advance bill to undo health law
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House Republicans advance bill to undo health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans advanced legislation Tuesday to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health law that could actually reach the president’s desk. The House GOP has voted more than 50 times to repeal all or parts of the health law. Almost all the bills died in the Senate. But this time, Republicans are using a … Continue reading

Sex talk part of curriculum under New York campus safety law
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Sex talk part of curriculum under New York campus safety law

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (AP) — They’d barely arrived on campus at St. Bonaventure University, but already the new students were talking about hooking up. Administrators didn’t mind. In fact, they’d encouraged — even required — it to comply with a new state law meant to prevent sex assaults on campuses. At colleges elsewhere, students watched skits … Continue reading