An estimated 5 million children ages 6 to 19 will lose their Medicaid eligibility with the cuts imposed by the American Health Care Act, or Trumpcare.
Source: Trump’s health care bill puts millions of children in harm’s way – Education Votes
While there are winners and losers in just about every conflict between Native American groups, one group seems to do well no matter the outcome: lobbyists.
In April, another skirmish broke out in Indian Country when the Kalispel Tribe of Indians filed a federal lawsuit to stop the Spokane Tribe of Indians
from building a casino. The Kalispel claim the gaming operation would draw business away from their own casino, and imperil their tribe’s continued well-being.
The latest conflict over profitable gaming facilities on tribal lands is unlikely to be the last. The Indian gaming industry brought in almost $30 billion in revenuein 2015, marking a growth spurt after increasing gradually over the last decade…read more.
by Niv SultanSource: Tribal battles make for well-fed lobbyists
Looks like a potential challenger to President Donald Trump is also stocking a warchest more than three years in advance: former Vice President Joe Biden.
Remember when we told you super PACs are already gearing up for 2018, and even in some cases 2020?
Looks like a potential challenger to President Donald Trump is also stocking a warchest more than three years in advance: former Vice President
Joe Biden .Though he has not said he will run for the White House (back in Mayhe said, “Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably not.”), Biden, 74, announced Thursdayhe’s formed a political action committeecalled American Possibilities
… read more
by Ashley Balcerzak
Source: Biden’s new PAC could be a signal…or not
Due in part to Jimmy Gomez’s greater popularity with super PACs, his opponent Robert Lee Ahn accused him in the of being a “corporate Democrat”
The original 23 contenders on the ballot to fill California’s 34th district seat have dwindled to 2. And while one has the edge when it comes to funds raised, the other is the clear winner among outside spending groups.
The candidates, Democrats Jimmy Gomez and Robert Lee Ahn, head to a runoff June 6, after neither of them drew the required 50% of the vote for an outright win in the primary. The winner will replace Xavier Becerra, who vacated the position after being appointed California’s attorney general…. read more.
by Sara Swann
Source: In California 34th, one Dem is clear favorite of PACs and outside groups
The Network for Public Education believes that public education is the pillar of our democracy. We believe in the common school envisioned by Horace Mann.
A common school is a public institution, which nurtures and teaches all who live within its boundaries, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, sexual preference or learning ability.
All may enroll–regardless of when they seek to enter the school or where they were educated before.We believe that taxpayers bear the responsibility for funding those schools and that funding should be ample and equitable to address the needs of the served community.
We also believe that taxpayers have the right to examine how schools use tax dollars to educate children.
Most importantly, we believe that such schools should be accountable to the community they serve, and that community residents have the right and responsibility to elect those who govern the school. Citizens also have the right to insist that schooling be done in a manner that best serves the needs of all children.
READ THE ENTIRE STATEMENT HERE: The Network for Public Education Issues its Position Statement on Charter Schools – Network For Public Education