Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law in 2012 and 2013 massive income tax cuts. Last Thursday, Moody’s Investors Service cut the state’s credit rating by a notch because of plummeting revenues, underfunded pensions and millions in court-ordered school spending.
The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said it will begin collecting data on stops, searches and arrests made in five U.S. cities to weed out possible racial biases within the criminal justice system.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced the launch of a new integrated employment tool to connect veterans and service members with employers, and to help translate military skills into the civilian workforce.