The University of Missouri, which was besieged with protests in 2015, is cutting up to 400 jobs, closing seven dorms, and raising tuition up to six percent to offset the continuing budget shortfalls due to declining enrollment.
After protests on campuses led to a decrease in expected enrollment at the university for the fall 2016 term, the University of Missouri grappled with ways to handle the budget shortfall for the 2016-2017 year. The school ultimately decided to close residence halls and cut jobs when faced with declining enrollment.
A scuffle broke out between two Texas state representatives on the House floor Monday after one of them called immigration officials on protesters opposing a new bill that clamps on sanctuary cities. ... The demonstration was in response to Senate Bill 4 which Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law. The bill requires local law enforcement to inquire about a person's immigration status and cooperate with the federal government. Rep. Ramon Romero (D-Fort Worth) engaged in a heated exchange with Rep. Matt Rinaldi (R-Irving) on the House floor on the last day of the Legislature's regular session. read more
PARIS (AFP) - Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Sunday called for a black feminist festival in the French capital to be banned, saying it was "prohibited to white people."
The first edition of the Nyansapo Festival, due to run from July 28 to 30 at a cultural centre in Paris, bills itself as "an event rooted in blackfeminism, activism, and on (a) European scale."
Four-fifths of the festival area will be set aside as a "non-mixed" space "for black women," according to its website in French.
Lara has yet to reveal a detailed plan about how the state would come up with the money to provide health care to the nearly 40 million people living in California. Opponents argued that the funding issue should have been addressed before the committee voted on the measure.
"This is the biggest government expansion of a health care system ever, with the exception of maybe the ACA," said David Wolfe, the legislative director for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Petty crimes, including public urination, curfew violations and panhandling, now could net up to 60 days in jail with no fine. Midlevel offenses such as trespassing, shoplifting and initial domestic violence offenses will be eligible for up to 300 days and the current $999 fine.
Immigrant advocates say federal enforcement rules typically put people on the radar for deportation when they are convicted of certain types of crimes that carry a maximum sentence of at least a year in jail. That is regardless of the length of the actual sentence received, spurring the calls to shorten Denver's maximum sentences.