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Policy and Legislation


Does Washington Still Work?

Congress is on a five-week recess that began on Aug. 1 and returns on Sept. 8. Don’t blame them for taking the time off; they are legally required to do so. Yes, they are off campaigning for himself or herself or someone else, as well as taking a vacation. Many would question whether they deserve it, given the number of critical issues left unresolved or unfinished.

Does Washington Still Work?

Congress is on a five-week recess that began on August 1 and returns on September 8. Don’t blame them for taking the time off; they are legally required to do so.

Safe Campus Environment

The Safer Campus

Improving the Safety of Your Campus Environment

Safe campus environments are highly desired but not always delivered. Here's how to make some improvements.

Slowly Moving In the Right Direction, But One Step At A Time

As the 2014 mid-term elections get closer, members of Congress have found at least one issue where they have come to an agreement that is both bipartisan and bicameral. After months of negotiations, leaders from the House and Senate introduced the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Working Towards A Mid-Term Election

As Congress moves nearer to the 2014 mid-term election, some effort is underway in both chambers to find common ground on less controversial issues.

The President's FY2015 Education Budget

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, President Obama announced his proposed 2015 Fiscal Year Budget. In recent years, the President’s budget has become more of a ritual than a reality. Maybe better described as a White House wish list. Though required by statute, these budgets are usually dead on arrival and until last year, nothing was ever resolved quickly or on time.

Washington at Work At Last or At Least for the Time Being

Congress has begun the second session of the 113th Congress with lots of things to do. First and foremost was to raise the debt ceiling before the end of February. Congress met the deadline with days to spare before it went out on the President’s Day recess.

Recruit & Retain (St. Leo University)

Managing Textbook Expense



Editor's Note (The View From Here)

November 11

Let's Make A Deal And Kick the Can Down the Road

The "deal" crafted by Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, and several senators from both parties passed both houses of Congress and was signed by the President, was a short-term fix. This is the reason for the revised title. The deal was not a fix but a temporary band-aid.

To Be or Not to Be: Can Washington Work Together? That Is the Question

As the second term of Barack Obama’s Presidency begins and the 113th Congress convenes, most Americans wonder whether the two parties and the two branches of government can work together to find common ground and address the numerous critical, salient and important issues facing the nation.