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Strong Start for America’s Children Act Invests in Early Childhood Education

The American Federation of School Administrators strongly supports the Strong Start for America’s Children Act, legislation that would expand quality preschool programs. Introduced by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the 10-year innovative federal-state partnership would expand and improve early learning opportunities for children from birth to age five. […]

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Key Lawmaker Warns Highway-Mass Transit Money is Running Out

WASHINGTON –Money to repair the nation’s crumbling roads and rehab its creaky mass transit lines will run out by July, a key lawmaker on budget issues warns. In an April 8 floor speech, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., added the federal highway-mass transit trust fund could be exhausted by then, bringing projects to a dead halt at the […]

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Union Leaders Slam Federal Budget Deal

WASHINGTON—Government workers’ union leaders and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka slammed the federal budget deal top lawmakers reached on Dec. 10, saying it unfairly hits the nation’s 2 million federal workers – who have borne the brunt of prior budget cuts. And Trumka hit Congress for refusing to ask those who have gained the most from the slow economic recovery – […]

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