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Kentucky Attorney General Rules Closed Meeting Violated Law

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A ruling from the Kentucky attorney general’s office says the state Board of Education violated the Open Meetings Act by discussing in closed session changes to former Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt’s contract. WDRB-TV sought the opinion. The station reports the opinion this week said the April 17 execution session should have been limited… Read More

Feds OK 55 West Virginia ‘Opportunity Zones’ Under Tax Law

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials have approved 55 locations across West Virginia to become “opportunity zones,” an economic development designation created under President Donald Trump’s tax law. In a news release Friday, Gov. Jim Justice and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury certified the 55 areas, which will… Read More

Ohio Senate OKs Bill To Stop Suspensions Of Young Students

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate has unanimously approved a bill preventing schools from imposing out-of-school suspensions to young students who have committed minor infractions. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio elementary schools have handed out 35,000 suspensions in each of the last two years. About half were for disruptive or disobedient behavior. The newspaper reports… Read More