Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017

  News headlines for the evening of Tuesday, September 12, 2017

  • The change in the Illinois school funding formula is causing some uncertainty for those planning the budget for the 2018-2019 school year. Last night, the United Township High School board adopted the proposed budget. 
  • A local company is working with mental health care providers, schools, and others to help prevent teenagers from committing suicide. On Monday in Davenport, Mickle Communications and the Healthy Happy Families Foundation unveiled a traveling mural that's helping kids express their feelings. It's one part of a larger campaign called, "We All Have Stuff." 
  • Iowa’s insurance commissioner says he is now "less optimistic" about winning federal approval for a plan to stabilize the state’s individual health insurance market. The state of Iowa submitted a "stopgap" plan to federal agencies in August. It would change the distribution of insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.