National Guard Legislation

June 1, 2009

State legislation designed to end National Guard deployments to Iraq and/or Afghanistan and to reform state National Guard law . . .

- 2009 Session -

Note: Legislation is also pending in Alaska, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Campaigns are also underway in California, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C..




Frequently Asked Questions about the AUMF, National Guard, and Guard recall

August 1, 2006
Benson Scotch, legal counsel to the Vermont authors

Q-1. Aren’t questions of war and peace exclusively within the province of the federal government?

A. In general, the Congress and the President share war powers under the Constitution. The states do have some powers with respect to their national guards, but Congress has whittled away at the scope of these powers, particularly after 1903, when The Dick Act was passed creating the rudiments of the present dual system of joint state and federal National Guards.

BURNS: Tuition-hike roundup for April 2010

May 3, 2010
Steve Burns

According to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, at least 28 states have implemented cuts to public colleges and universities and/or large increases in college tuition to make up for insufficient state funding, and four more states have proposed cuts but have not yet carried them out. Full report here...

Vermont: A proposal to raise University tuition by 4.8 percent brought an angry response by the state's Governor, Jim Douglas, who called the increase "excessive, and an unfair burden on struggling Vermont families." Under the proposal, tuition at Vermont State Colleges would rise 4 percent. Read more...

Digital Media Conference: Social Movements & Digital Revolutions

October 21, 2011 - 7:00am - October 22, 2011 - 5:30pm


Lesley University Cambridge, MA

To register and for more information:

 --> Liberty Tree Fellows Sarah and Ben Manski are invited participants on the conference's "Mega Panel" on Saturday at 12:30pm.

Syndicate content