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  • Montgomery County [MD] Bracing for Long-Term Revenue Decline [wealthy paying less taxes]

    12/12/2017 4:55:44 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    http://www.bethesdamagazine.com ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | By Andrew Metcalf
    Projected revenue decline attributed to wealthy individuals paying significantly less in income taxes; future job cuts not ruled out Montgomery County is revising its six-year revenue forecasts down by more than $400 million as income tax revenue lags behind previous projections. The lower long-term forecast comes after County Executive Ike Leggett called for 2 percent cuts at county departments to address a projected $120 million shortfall in the $5.4 billion fiscal 2018 operating budget. Leggett said he doesn’t believe county employees should worry about their job security “immediately,” however he did say potential job cuts may need to be considered...
  • GOP outreach to Hispanics is paying off in Las Vegas

    12/12/2017 9:49:23 AM PST · by 198ml · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 12/12/17 | Jesus Marquez
    The Republican Party is working diligently to support Hispanics who are eager to become civically engaged leaders in their communities. Last month, I led a Republican Leadership Initiative event in Las Vegas to teach local activists how to mobilize their communities around issues that affect them. The training — tailored to a Spanish-speaking audience — was an opportunity to share our conservative message as we work to earn the widespread support of people from all backgrounds, nationwide. To win elections in 2018 and beyond, we must ensure that Americans know that our values of limited government and economic freedom are...
  • Chicago Judge Gives Woman Charged In Facebook Live Hate Crime A Shocking Sentence

    12/09/2017 3:07:37 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/9/17
    The first of four adults charged in January with the hate crime of a white special needs 18-year-old has been freed on probation in what many people are likely to believe is a rather light sentence compared to the crime. Brittany Covington narrated a Facebook Live video showing the special needs teen being tortured and humiliated in the Chicago apartment she shared with her sister Tanishia, who is still behind bars in this matter along with co-defendants Tesfaye Cooper and Jordan Hill.
  • Forrest Claypool Resigns At CPS

    12/08/2017 8:07:37 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 08 DECEMBER 2017 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool is resigning after a report concluded that he lied to ethics investigators. “I have accomplished all I can accomplish at CPS,” Claypool said at a news conference. “Even good men can make stupid mistakes. I look forward to the next chapter.” Claypool leaves Dec. 31. Dr. Janice Jackson will be the new interim head of the nation’s fourth-largest school system.
  • California inducts nation's first all-LGBT city council

    12/08/2017 6:02:05 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    cbs ^ | Dec. 7, 2017 | cbs
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- The country's first all-LGBT city council was sworn in this week in California, CBS Los Angeles reports. The history-making council's newest members – Lisa Middleton, the first transgender person elected to a non-judicial office in California; and Christy Holstege, an attorney who identifies as bisexual – were sworn in during Wednesday night's meeting of the Palm Springs City Council.
  • Barack Obama Boulevard in San Jose? Supporters Push to Name Roadway After Former President

    12/05/2017 1:28:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Dec 5, 2017 | Kris Sanchez
    A petition with the goal of renaming a San Jose roadway after former President Barack Obama is starting to gain some traction. Alex Shoor is helping to orchestrate the name change effort in hopes of celebrating the 44th president's legacy and inspiring the next generation of leaders. "Now maybe more people in this country can truly believe that anyone can be president, and we want that hope to live on," Shoor said. "We want that hope to live on across the country and we want that hope to live on here in San Jose." Almaden Boulevard in the heart of...
  • Lawyers sue California because too many children can't read

    12/05/2017 1:32:43 PM PST · by Mariner · 48 replies
    AP via Sacramento Bee ^ | December 5th, 2017 | BY JULIE WATSON
    SAN DIEGO - A group of prominent lawyers representing teachers and students from poor performing schools filed a lawsuit against the state of California on Tuesday, arguing that the state has done nothing about a high number of school children who do not know how to read. The advocacy law firm, Public Counsel, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court to demand the California Department of Education address its "literacy crisis." The state has not followed suggestions from its own report on the problem five years ago, according to the lawsuit. "When it comes to literacy and the delivery...
  • Sanctuary City Politics Killed Kate Steinle

    12/05/2017 5:43:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | John Kass
    The photograph is of a lovely young woman, with a warm smile on her face, a woman who loved and was loved in turn. Her name was Kate Steinle. The last words she said to her father before she died were "Help me, Dad." So look at that photo. See the promise in her face. Some are calling her a symbol now of what's wrong with illegal immigration. I'm not so sure. My parents were immigrants. I grew up in this country desperate to become an American. So immigration isn't some political exercise for me. It's been part of my...
  • New York Children! Turn in Your Toy Guns!

    12/03/2017 9:50:29 AM PST · by Simon Green · 39 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12/02/17 | Robert Farago
    “A community groups (sic) has a strong message for parents this Christmas,” Buffalo, NY’s wivb.com reports. “They want to help keep toy guns out of children’s hands…to prevent them from getting their hands on a real one.” Ellipsis indeed. How does that work? . . . “Whatever you put in a child’s hands that’s what he feels comfortable with and you put a toy gun in his hands at an early age and when he gets older he’s going to want the real thing,” said Leonard Lane, president of Buffalo F.A.T.H.E.R.S organization. That’s why Lane is encouraging parents to give...
  • San Diego opens giant tent to contain hepatitis outbreak

    12/03/2017 5:41:18 AM PST · by x1stcav · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 12/1/17 | Julie Watson
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego on Friday opened the first of three industrial-sized tents to house the homeless as part of the city's efforts to contain a hepatitis A outbreak stemming from the deplorable conditions people were living in on the streets. About 20 people made their way to a bunk bed Friday in the tent that will house 350 single men and women. Two other giant tents will open later this month — one for families and one for veterans. The tents will house a total of 700 people. Related Searches San Diego Hepatitis OutbreakSinkhole San DiegoEater San...
  • ‘#BoycottSanFrancisco’ Goes Viral as SF Defends Sanctuary Policies

    12/03/2017 9:06:39 AM PST · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Dec 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    #BoycottSanFrancisco is going viral as San Francisco defends its sanctuary policies in the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial. On November 30, Breitbart News reported that a California jury found seven-time felon and five-time deported illegal alien Jose Garcia Zarate not guilty of murdering 32-year-old Kate Steinle in 2015 in the sanctuary city of San Francisco President Trump responded to the not-guilty by tweeting: (I don't know how to insert a "tweet" in a post!!) According to the San Francisco Chronicle, local leaders denounced Trump’s position. State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) said, “People have...
  • Silicon Valley Struggles to Add Conservatives to Its Ranks

    12/02/2017 9:44:44 AM PST · by MAGA2017 · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/1/2017 | Deepa Seetharaman
    This summer, Twitter Inc.’s new diversity chief met employees to discuss whether they felt welcome at work. Among those who said they sometimes felt excluded, according to people familiar with the matter, were conservatives. The feedback reflects the strains in Silicon Valley as technology companies seek to bolster diversity of all kinds among their hundreds of thousands of employees. For the mostly left-leaning companies that includes cultivating ideological variety, just as they are trying to with underrepresented groups like women and minorities. “There is a lot happening in the world, and we need inclusion now more than ever,” Twitter’s diversity...
  • A world in black and white: Chicago photographer's stunning images of the city's residents

    11/29/2017 5:09:10 PM PST · by mairdie · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2017 | Rod Ardehali
    Regularly posting on his Instagram page the Chicago-based photographer Jason M Peterson, who has been taking pictures for the past 25 years daily, constantly pushes his limits within the confines of black and white photography. 'I'lI shoot photos that try and make you feel something,' he told Cover Images. 'Black and white is simply a way I feel makes you focus on the emotion of the photo with less distraction.
  • Chicago bakery loses 800 workers after immigration raid

    11/29/2017 11:30:00 AM PST · by doug from upland · 106 replies
    WGN 9 ^ | 11-28-17 | Melissa Espana
    CHICAGO — A Chicago bakery lost 800 workers to an immigration raid earlier this year. Bloomberg reports that the Cloverhill Bakery on the Northwest Side, lost more than a third of its employees who didn’t have sufficient documentation. The Swiss-based company makes hamburger buns for McDonald’s and other chains. A spokesman said the bakery is struggling to replace staff, is facing pressure to raise wages, and has lost $21 million due to the disruption.
  • At Least Seven Layoffs at the Denver Post as Shrinkage Continues

    11/28/2017 7:48:34 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Westword ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2017 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    November 27, the Denver Post set into motion its latest round of layoffs just over a year after shrinking the newsroom staff by 26 employees through the combination of a buyout offer and supplementary dismissals. Seven positions included in the Post's contract with the Denver Newspaper Guild are affected, and another four employees working non-union gigs also appear to have been discharged. "The Post gave the required two-week notice of layoff in seven union covered positions," notes the DNG's Tony Mulligan, corresponding via email. "Four are in the newsroom and three are in advertising support." ... As for why the...
  • The City Demolished The Building It Had Just Sold These People -- And Doesn't Want To Pay

    11/27/2017 5:39:34 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 27, 2017 | George Leef
    In the annals of governmental incompetence and venality, this case is hard to top. Back in October, 2015, Mr. and Mrs. David Garrett bought some property from New Orleans. The city had owned the property since 1998, when it had acquired the land and building from its tax-delinquent owner, Charles Jett. During the following 17 years, the city let the building (a townhouse) deteriorate. The Garretts purchased the property for just $7,000, intending to refurbish it. Over the years, New Orleans officials had initiated several code violations against Jett for the bad condition of the townhouse, failing to recognize that...
  • LA Times: Whites are moving back to Inglewood. There goes our neighborhood.

    11/26/2017 11:35:35 AM PST · by Simon Green · 128 replies
    The LA Times ^ | 11/26/17 | Erin Aubry Kaplan
    everal years ago, a woman who lives around the corner in Inglewood told me a story common to black people who were among the first to move into once-white cities. She and her husband bought their house in 1967. Every day that summer, she said, her next-door neighbor came out on his porch, glaring. Whenever he saw her, this white man shouted not a greeting, but a question: Why are you here? In a few months, he was gone, along with pretty much every other white family on the block. I grew up in and around Inglewood and have lived...
  • Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter killed day before testimony in police corruption case

    11/23/2017 5:50:47 PM PST · by JP1201 · 14 replies
    A Baltimore detective was fatally shot with his own gun just one day before he was set to testify before a federal grand jury in a case involving other officers, the city’s police commissioner said Wednesday. “Detective Suiter was going to offer federal grand jury testimony about an incident that occurred several years ago that included officers who are now federally indicted back in March,” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said of Sean Suiter. “He was scheduled to offer grand jury testimony the day after he was murdered,” he added.
  • More Than 300 Cook County Workers Laid Off

    11/22/2017 1:04:37 PM PST · by AT7Saluki · 56 replies
    WBBM ^ | 11/21/17 | Roseanne Tellez
    Cook County board meetings are usually dry and filled with policy and procedure details. On Tuesday, that was not the case. There were tears and real emotion. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez introduces us to some of the people who got the most unwelcome news, days before Thanksgiving. Some county employees begged for their jobs. Cook County commissioners who supported a penny-an-ounce sweetened beverage tax say they warned of the cost of repealing it: a budget amendment filled with pain. “It has actual layoffs of human beings who have jobs and who have families,” Commissioner Larry Suffredin (13th District) said. Officials...
  • Oakland’s mayor wants you to house the homeless

    11/21/2017 9:13:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 21, 2017 | By Marisa Kendall
    OAKLAND — For everyone who has ever passed one of this city’s sprawling homeless encampments and wondered how to help, Mayor Libby Schaaf has an answer — open your door to someone in need of shelter. The Oakland mayor is asking residents to offer their spare rooms, Airbnb units and rental properties to the city’s homeless, a radical proposition that has prompted both cautious optimism and scathing criticism from her constituents. In her annual “State of the City” speech, Schaaf challenged Oakland residents to “give up that Airbnb. Fix up that back unit,” and offer the space to people in...