A $54 million Ohio spending bill will include $15 million in taxpayer money earmarked to subsidize a soccer stadium near downtown Columbus for the city’s Major League Soccer team, the Columbus Crew. The stadium is a $230 million project and is also being subsidized by Franklin County and the City of Columbus to the tune of $50 million each.
Ohio lawmakers are increasing their salaries from $60,584 to $73,167 annually by 2028. Members of leadership—who already receive additional money—will see an even higher increase.
Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing $268.7 million in additional school spending in his two-year budget proposal to the General Assembly and an additional $36 million for school counselors.
A number of Virginia colleges fared poorly for their policies regarding free speech, according to a recent report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
Michigan’s state roads are not as bad as some politicians are claiming they are. That’s according to a study released this month by the Michigan-based Mackinac Center.
Nearly 70,000 people in 69 Michigan counties who receive taxpayer-funded food assistance could be affected by reinstated work requirements that went into effect this week.
A New York state teachers’ union leader lashed out in a vulgar rant directed at a nonprofit group a day after the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to public-sector unions June 27 in the well-publicized Janus vs. AFSCME case.