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.
The Wisconsin state Assembly voted Tuesday to spend $250 million in public funds on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, a deal that both Republicans and Democrats lauded as good for the state and city.
Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years.