Emmett author looks back to the future with retro story
By Brandon Nolta
There you are, a maverick captain in a humans-only Galactic Federation. You're chafing at the bit, because the Federation keeps lonely humanity fenced within the Perimeter, past which ships are not allowed. Weapons are illegal, exploration is illegal, and you feel spiritually choked by the GF. Suddenly, a signal is received from a planet far outside the Perimeter where a ship was lost decades earlier. What do you do?
The proposed budget includes $62 million to fuel the third year of the so-called "career ladder" pay scale for K-12 educators, a $5 million increase for new classroom technology, a $5 million increase for more IT staffing, $2 million for college and career advising and a $4.2 million increase for professional development.