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House Democrat John Mayo decried the governor's intervention in budget negotiations.

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Soda Tax Will Fizzle Out

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School districts would have to choose between implementing an abstinence-only or an abstinence-plus sex education curriculum by June 2011 under a bill the House Education Committee passed Wednesday.


Easy On Community Colleges?

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