WASHINGTON – A bill that would prevent state and local governments from requiring labels on genetically modified foods passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday after contentious debate, 275-150.
County staff recommended a $412.3 million budget full of changes meant to begin transforming Sedgwick County government. The budget, presented Monday, represents a major departure from the county’s history on everything from how to pay for road construction to whether to invest in the arts and public health programs.
In all, programs for health and human services are facing about a $1 million in cuts next year in reduced funding for nonprofits, canceled contracts, reduced support for existing programs and elimination of some programs and full-time positions.
Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared the transportation bill dead on arrival.
President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."
The United States must acknowledge a "painful, complicated" history of racial discrimination that still affects many minorities, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio said Monday between campaign speeches in South Carolina.
Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said Monday he would shift most of the responsibilities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to state-based regulators, leaving the EPA to serve as an "umbrella organization" that would resolve disputes between them.