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Remember Solyndra Loss of taxpayer millions now seems forgotten, expert says

Today 08:05 GMT

It's been exactly ten years since the Solyndra solar power company accepted a loan of half a billion taxpayer dollars that would never be repaid.

Tom Pyle, an energy industry expert who led the Trump presidential transition team on energy, says the program's ongoing existence despite the lessons learned from the Solyndra debacle shows that government has no business backing private energy companies, whether they're solar or not.

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UCLA student had no business playing for top soccer program: report

Today 08:05 GMT

“Some team members are on the roster for the purposes of preparing the team for competition, and may not play in games,” UCLA Tod Tamberg told the newspaper Monday, adding that Isackson was no longer on the soccer team, but was still a student at UCLA.. Bruce Isackson and his wife Davina allegedly began conspiring with William “Rick” Singer, who pleaded guilty to several charges of racketeering and money laundering last week, in 2015.

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Dairy farmers, supply managed sectors to get $3.9B in compensation for CETA, CPTPP – but not NAFTA

Tuesday 20:56 GMT

Canadian dairy farmers and those in other supply managed domestic sectors will get close to $4-billion in compensation to make up for the hit of new trade deals with Asia and Europe.

Previously, the Liberals had announced $250-million to help dairy farmers upgrade and modernize their farms to adjust to the impact of CETA and the increased amount of foreign dairy products that will be allowed onto Canadian shelves as a result.

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No pharmacare in federal budget, but funding for a national drug agency

Wednesday 20:01 GMT

The Trudeau government did not announce a national pharmacare program in Tuesday’s budget – the last budget of its mandate.

It did, however, announce funding for what could be the first steps toward such a program: money to help create an agency to assess drug effectiveness and negotiate prices, as well set up a national drug formulary – a list of drugs that all Canadians could access. These two measures are among those recommended by the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, which released an interim report earlier in March.

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What you need to know about the new job training programs in the federal budget

Wednesday 20:01 GMT

The federal budget includes reduced interest rates for the Canada Student Loan program, as well as expanding the Student Work Placement Program.

This can be used to cover up to half of the cost of training – like fees for a college course or other professional training programs. They will earn a maximum tax credit of $250 a year, up to a lifetime limit of $5,000.

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‘Non-Christian’ yoga program cancelled at school, former principal suing

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

An assistant principal is in the middle of a legal battle after her elementary school ended her yoga program and transferred her to another location — a move she says was prompted by parents who said the practice was not Christian.

Bonnie Cole, a Georgia educator who introduced the yoga program during the 2014-2015 school year, said she implemented breathing and stretching exercises as a way of reducing stress and encouraging relaxation in the classroom.

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California Gov. Newsom offers rare praise for Trump

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

President Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom have been at odds long before the latter took office in Sacramento earlier this year - lambasting each other in speeches and on social media over issues ranging from immigration to high speed rail projects.

It probably came as a shock to many when Newsom on Monday offered rare praise of a Trump administration policy that provides tax breaks to spur investment in low-income areas.

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Trump budget calls for eliminating offices, programs in cost-cutting bid

Tuesday 13:35 GMT

President Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal, in a bid to cut costs, calls for eliminating a range of programs and offices.

With a budget of $274 million, the EDA’s elimination would amount to one of the smaller cuts in Trump’s 2020 budget.

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New Jersey's largest city plans to test Universal Basic Income program

Tuesday 12:40 GMT

New Jersey’s largest city plans to test whether universal basic income is feasible, making it the latest government to flirt with a program that would guarantee income for residents whether or not they have a job.

UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME DITCHED IN CANADA, EVEN AS US CITIES TRY WELFARE EXPERIMENT . “We believe in Universal Basic Income, especially in a time where studies have shown that families that have a crisis of just $400 a month may experience a setback that may be difficult, even impossible to recover from,” Baraka reportedly said, adding that one-third of the city still lives in poverty.


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