Archives for March 10, 2015

Parent calls 911 after public school refuses to release child

WINTER PARK, Fla. – A Flori­da par­ent was forced to take dras­tic mea­sures when her pub­lic school refused to release her child dur­ing a dis­pute over stan­dard­ized test­ing. Jacqui Myers says anoth­er moth­er with a child at Win­ter Park’s Brook­shire Ele­men­tary School called her after she arrived at the school to opt her fifth-grade daughter […]

Southern California Edison layoffs get U.S. Senate attention

FA Ques­tion: How will for­eign (H‑1B) IT work­ers con­trol­ling our crit­i­cal infra­struc­ture main­tain the “secu­ri­ty” of the Smart Grid promised by DHS? South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Edis­on’s replace­ment of IT work­ers with H‑1B work­ers is get­ting atten­tion from one U.S. law­mak­er who is in a posi­ton to influ­ence immi­gra­tion law. Sen. Jeff Ses­sions (R‑Ala.), who heads the Sen­ate’s immigration […]

Sneak and peek’ bill rolls quietly through (Virginia) General Assembly

FA Update:  Vir­gini­a’s Repub­­li­­can-con­trolled Sen­ate and House have enrolled (passed) Sen­ate Bill 919 (text here), and House Bill 1946 (text here). House Bill 1946 was signed by the House Speak­er March 6, and Sen­ate Bill 919 was signed by the Sen­ate Pres­i­dent March 7. Demo­c­ra­t­ic Gov­er­nor Ter­ry McAu­li­ffe is expect­ed to sign them into law. Vir­ginia law­mak­ers want […]