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  • Bishop Gerhard Mueller and infallibly proposed teachings

    07/03/2012 8:25:50 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 2 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | July 3, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    We definitely live in dark times. Increasingly, Catholic dogma is coming under attack even within the Church. Just recently, Bill Tammeus, a Presbyterian elder and former columnist for The Kansas City Star, writng for the National Catholic Reporter online, complained that, "Ultimately, truth in Christianity is not a doctrine, not a dogma, not a creed, not a papal bull, not what's said in a sermon, not even the words in the Bible. Rather, truth in Christianity is a person, Christ Jesus." Yes, it is true that faith is primarily in God and not in a set of truths. But because...
  • Comparison of Proposed Corporate Personhood Amendments

    01/17/2012 6:44:07 PM PST · by Son House · 3 replies
    Battleground Blog ^ | January 17, 2012 | Rick Staggenborg
    There are many amendments that have been proposed whose sponsors claim will abolish corporate personhood and/or declare that money is not free speech. Here is a discussion of the problems with the four types that have been introduced in Congress and of two that are being promoted by various groups and individuals to address these problems. EDWARDS-STYLE AMENDMENTS TO GIVE CONGRESS THE POWER TO REGULATE CORPORATE “FREE SPEECH” The Donna Edwards amendment is the prototype of a group of amendments that would if passed give Congress the power to regulate corporate money in campaigns. Others falling into this group include...
  • U.S. rejects proposed changes to bullet-train project

    05/26/2011 9:31:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    La Times ^ | 5/26/11 | Dan Weikel
    Rejecting the recommendations of a recent state report, federal officials said Wednesday they cannot postpone the deadline to start construction of California's $43-billion bullet train project or allow the state to move the first leg of the proposed system out of the Central Valley. U.S. Department of Transportation officials said the 2012 deadline is required by federal legislation that provided about $3.1 billion in funding for the project's initial leg, which, they added, was placed in the state's agricultural heartland after considerable study. "This shows that we are on the same page as the feds," said Jeffrey Barker, a spokesman...
  • Proposed Constitutional Amendment

    03/18/2010 5:05:02 PM PDT · by Xottamoppa · 23 replies · 494+ views
    March 18, 2010 | Xottamoppa
    As a rule I oppose most constitutional amendments, believing that most of our problems stem not from the way the Constitution was written and stands, but from ignoring it. That said, the Founders themselves allowed for amendment, so one can't dismiss the value of the flexibility. What would it take to start the ball rolling for a constitutional amendment that states, in essence: "The House of Representatives shall initiate no bill that does not spectify from its outset the exact Article and Section of the United States Constitution which enumerates and authorizes the proposed legislation as a legitimate constitutional function...
  • Proposed Constitutional Amendmnet

    03/17/2010 10:55:56 PM PDT · by Xottamoppa · 59 replies · 1,315+ views
    Personal e-mail correspondence | March 17, 2010 | Xottamoppa
    Proposed Constitutional Amendment
  • Radical DeltaWing rocket-shaped car proposed to revitalise IndyCar

    02/12/2010 6:12:43 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 83 replies · 2,215+ views
    Gizmag.com ^ | 2/11/10 | Loz Blain
    Two of four submissions have now been unveiled by the companies wishing to produce the next generation of IndyCar open-wheel racers, and the most recent one is one of the most fascinating looking racecars we've ever seen. The DeltaWing submission is a radical departure from traditional open-wheeler design - in fact, the only thing you could really compare it to is the bizarre lovechild of a drag racer and a Batmobile. With its comically narrow rocketship front end, broad rear end and narrow tyres, the DeltaWing aims to outperform the current crop of IndyCars for significantly less money, while delivering...
  • New rules proposed for medical helicopters

    09/01/2009 9:04:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 693+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/1/09 | OAN LOWY and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday urged the government to impose stricter controls on emergency helicopter operators, including requiring the use of autopilots, night-vision systems and flight data recorders in an industry that suffered a record number of fatalities last year. The NTSB recommendations for training and safety equipment to the Federal Aviation Administration are in addition to others made in 2006, such as requiring installation of terrain awareness monitoring to help pilots navigate when weather conditions are poor. The safety board, which cannot require such changes, also wants the Health and Human Services Department to...
  • English-only driver's tests proposed in Georgia

    04/02/2009 11:33:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,028+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/2/09 | Kate Brumback - ap
    ATLANTA – Georgia would require that new drivers take a written license test in English under a bill being considered by state lawmakers, and the proposal has some employers and immigrant advocates worried it would keep people unfamiliar with the language from being able to work. The measure is the latest in a series of English-only legislation around the country, but Georgia is believed to be the only state that would have a law requiring that drivers take the written test in English without a translator or other aid. Versions of the bill have passed both chambers of the Legislature,...
  • CA: Senate holds up flood bills over proposed amendments

    08/22/2006 7:11:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 268+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/22/06 | Samantha Young - ap
    SACRAMENTO - Senate leaders on Tuesday bottled up a package of flood-protection bills for the year, claiming Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was seeking last-minute amendments they said would weaken the measures. Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata said the Legislature will wait until next year to address flood policy, saying the governor had sought to derail bills aimed at increasing flood protection from Redding to Bakersfield. "If we're going to do this, we're going to do this correctly," the Oakland Democrat said. The Senate's decision angered Assembly Democrats, who said plenty of time remained in this year's session to negotiate a...
  • Petitions now in for proposed immigration enforcement initiative

    08/13/2006 2:57:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 564+ views
    A group that wants Phoenix to enforce federal immigration policies has submitted its last batch of petitions in hopes of getting the proposed measure before voters as early as November. Randy Pullen, chairman of Protect Our City, said he dropped off petitions with 1,246 signatures at the Phoenix City Clerk's Office on Friday. The group initially submitted 21,797 signatures, but only 14,160 of those were valid. The requirement is 14,844 to qualify for the ballot. Protect Our City got a second shot at making up the difference because laws allow proponents an extra 10 days to do so. If the...
  • CA: Panel proposed to handle global-warming plan (Climate Action Board "to the rescue"?)

    07/19/2006 9:17:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 319+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/19/06 | Michael Gardiner - CNS
    SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a powerful, centralized authority under his direct control that would be charged with implementing one of the nation's most far-reaching initiatives to curb global warming. In a key overture to wary industries, Schwarzenegger's hand-picked Climate Action Board also would have the authority to delay a proposed deadline for reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions if state regulations prove too onerous for businesses. Schwarzenegger has submitted his plan to various interests negotiating legislation that would map California's route toward a gradual rollback of greenhouse gases to 1990 levels by 2020, a potential 25 percent reduction. “It's...
  • CA: Sweeping air pollution plan proposed for LA/Long Beach ports

    06/29/2006 1:05:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 316+ views
    Truck, ship and cargo-handling equipment pollutants would be reduced 50 percent in five years under a clear air proposal for the Long Beach and Los Angeles harbors. Cleaner vehicles and shore-side electrical outlets so vessels can shut down diesel engines while dockside are key elements of the plan unveiled Wednesday. "This is an action plan, this is not a study. The days of yakkin' are coming to a screeching halt," harbor commission president S. David Freeman said. Proposals also include retrofitting and replacing cargo-handling equipment and locomotives. The plan, which now enters a 30-day public review period before approval by...
  • Proposed new Libertarian party platform

    06/27/2006 10:55:08 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 196 replies · 2,170+ views
    PREAMBLE As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are free to determine their own peaceable ways of living, and in which no government, organization or individual has the right to intrude upon the rights and freedoms of any law-abiding individual. We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government...
  • CA: Study shows gas release could result in miles-long fireball (proposed LNG Offshore terminal)

    04/18/2006 8:19:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 548+ views
    A new study shows that a release of liquefied natural gas from one of four proposed terminals off the Southern California coast could spread a fireball over several miles, but pose no threat on land because the facility would be more than a dozen miles offshore. A sudden release of up to 200,000 cubic meters of fuel from two of three tanks of liquefied natural gas at a terminal moored between Malibu and Port Hueneme would result in an airborne vapor eruption spanning up to 6.3 miles - four times farther than originally thought, according to a revised draft environmental...
  • Hamas Presents Proposed Cabinet

    03/19/2006 7:10:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 279+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/19/06 | Ibrahim Barzak - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Hamas presented a proposed government Sunday, giving itself key ministries after failing to persuade more moderate parties to join in a coalition that could have softened its hard-line image and prevented likely economic sanctions. Incoming Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh presented Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with a 24-member Cabinet made up of Hamas activists and professionals, including one woman and one Christian. Fellow Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar would be the new foreign minister. Earlier Sunday, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators reached a tentative agreement on opening at least one crossing into Gaza to get aid into the...
  • Proposed migrant reforms not new

    03/17/2006 9:54:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 284+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 3/17/06 | Mason Stockstill
    As debate over a contested immigration bill grinds slowly through a Senate committee, observers said it grows more likely that the only provisions remaining when the final vote arrives will be ones already enacted by previous legislation. The Senate Judiciary Committee has spent weeks considering a border-security bill approved in December by the House. That legislation included stringent enforcement provisions such as stiffer fines for migrant smugglers and making it a crime to assist an illegal immigrant in any way. The Senate is widely expected to adopt a softer version of the House's hard-edged bill. The committee has largely accepted...
  • Travel ban proposed in scandal-rocked House

    03/15/2006 2:51:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 344+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/06 | Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers would have to give up one of the perks of office -- free trips -- for the rest of the year under a proposed ethics overhaul prompted by a lobbying scandal that has roiled the Republican-led Congress. Drafted largely in response to the wide-ranging investigation involving lobbyist Jack Abramoff, the proposed ban drew quick fire on Wednesday both on and off Capitol Hill. A public watchdog group accused Republican leaders of merely seeking to get past the November election without any more reports of congressional junkets arranged by lobbyists seeking to influence legislation and paid...
  • Proposed sites narrowed for nuclear plant (Mississippi, Alabama)

    09/22/2005 10:01:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 548+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/22/05 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON - A consortium of utilities narrowed the potential locations for what could be the first nuclear power plant built in the United States in more than three decades. The group chose sites of existing nuclear power plants in Mississippi and Alabama. The consortium emphasized that no decision had yet been made on whether to seek a license for a new plant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The group is developing an application for advanced approval of the two sites, which would allow for quicker completion of the project if a go ahead is given. The group decided the new...
  • More babies, young kids going hungry in US (Blame Dubya's proposed cuts in welfare aid)

    06/12/2005 5:00:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 161 replies · 2,351+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/11/05
    More babies, young kids going hungry in US Sat Jun 11, 11:00 PM ET An American butcher. Increasing numbers of young American children are showing signs of serious malnourishment, fueled by a greater prevalence of hunger in the United States, while, paradoxically, two-thirds of the US population is either overweight or obese(AFP/File/Stan Honda) BALTIMORE, United States (AFP) - Increasing numbers of young American children are showing signs of serious malnourishment, fueled by a greater prevalence of hunger in the United States, while, paradoxically, two-thirds of the US population is either overweight or obese. In 2003, 11.2 percent of families in...
  • CA: $30 billion more proposed for ballot-Backers..needs must be met;critics see long-term troubles

    05/09/2005 9:00:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 389+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 5/9/05 | Jim Miller
    SACRAMENTO - California has put a lot of expenses on plastic lately and may add billions more next year. In March 2004, voters approved $27 billion worth of borrowing, including a $15 billion bond to refinance state debt. Last fall, they passed a $3 billion bond to pay for research into stem-cell technology, along with $750 million for seismic improvements at children's hospitals. Since then, legislation to place almost $30 billion in new borrowing on next year's fall ballot has passed initial committee tests. The bonds -- which could pay for projects ranging from a new courthouse in downtown San...
  • Proposed Gun Bill enrages lobbyists, Speaker Naifeh

    05/06/2005 4:36:11 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 16 replies · 704+ views
    http://www.wsmv.com ^ | 5 5 05 | Dagny Stuart
    E-mail: dstuart@wsmv.com On Capitol Hill, the debate over guns in bars has turned into a raging battle that is not only political, but also personal. Jimmy Naifeh used to be a darling of gun supporters and used his clout as House Speaker to pass or kill legislation. But when Naifeh used questionable maneuvers to send the current gun bill back to a subcommittee, the gun lobby came out blazing. "Our legislation is about good guys. The bad guys are already carrying [guns] in bars and restaurants. This would put us on a level playing field,” said Darren LaSorte, National Rifle...
  • CA: Tax increase proposed for state school funds (PeRATa pumps pumps pumps for mo..mo..mo)

    04/27/2005 8:54:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 370+ views
    SFgate.com ^ | 4/27/05 | Mark Martin
    Sacramento -- State Senate Leader Don Perata, taking a new approach to both the state budget and a weakened Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, called Tuesday for a dramatic increase in spending on education and said he will push for new taxes to repair the state's school system. The Oakland Democrat called California "miserably behind the curve'' when it comes to school funding, noting that the state ranks in the bottom half of per-pupil spending in the nation. He said that improving schools so California students can compete in a global economy "can't be done on the cheap.'' Perata said he will...
  • Indiana Libertarians fight proposed smoking bans

    02/21/2005 10:50:36 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 36 replies · 987+ views
    www.lp.org ^ | 2 20 05
    The mere mention of the Libertarian Party was apparently enough to kill a proposed smoking ban ordinance in LaPorte, Ind., earlier this month, continuing the Indiana LP's dedication to standing up for the rights of business owners to set their own policies. The mayor of LaPorte had proposed forming a "study committee" to target small business owners -- such as restaurants and bars -- by banning smoking in such businesses. And it looked like a done deal, says Indiana Libertarian Party chairman Mark Rutherford, noting that 11 of the 14 city council members were expected to approve the formation of...
  • CA: $1 billion in pension savings - Proposed state overhaul is analyzed

    02/18/2005 8:36:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 603+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 2/18/05 | David M. Drucker
    California taxpayers could save over $1 billion annually under a proposed overhaul of the state employee pension system being pushed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his allies, according to a nonpartisan government analysis of the plan. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office determined that providing all new state employees with a 401(k)-style retirement plan could save the state "hundreds of millions of dollars to over $1 billion annually." The overhaul initiative was authored by San Fernando Valley Republican Keith Richman and sponsored by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, a Schwarzenegger ally. Assemblyman Richman, of Granada Hills, said the LAO's analysis confirmed...
  • CA: Administration: Prison plan would fix 'improperly managed' system

    01/27/2005 7:07:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 870+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/27/05 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Changing the bureaucracy of California's troubled youth and adult prison system would again make the state a national leader in imprisoning criminals and then rehabilitating them, representatives of the Schwarzenegger administration said Thursday. The corrections plan is the leading edge of Schwarzenegger's larger proposal to reorganize state government. Lawmakers, union leaders and inmate advocates said the proposal merely shuffles organizational chart boxes, and particularly objected to more closely affiliating the California Youth Authority with the adult Corrections Department. But the plan won general praise from members of the watchdog Little Hoover Commission. The prison plan and a...
  • CA: Education groups unhappy with governor's proposed budget

    01/10/2005 8:01:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 364+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 1/10/05 | Jennifer Coleman - AP
    SACRAMENTO - Education spending would rise by $2.9 billion under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's spending plan for the 2005-06 fiscal year, which covers a growing student population and a cost-of-living adjustment, but little more. Education spending is the largest share of the state's general fund, with Schwarzenegger proposing a $36.5 billion budget next year - an increase of $2.4 billion in state money over last year's budget. The increase works out to a $362 per pupil increase in state funds, for a total of $10,084 per student, including all state and federal sources. But while the budget calls for more money,...
  • SAF Blasts Proposed San Francisco Handgun Ban: 'We Beat That In 1982'

    12/16/2004 9:34:21 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 4 replies · 633+ views
    12/16/2004 | Alan Gottlieb
    SAF Blasts Proposed San Francisco Handgun Ban: 'We Beat That In 1982' 12/16/2004 5:07:00 PM To: State Desk Contact: Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation, 425-454-7012 BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Calling it an "ill-considered return visit of anti-gun bigotry," the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today blasted plans to put a handgun ban on the November 2005 ballot in San Francisco, Calif. reminding proponents of the measure that such a ban was declared illegal when first tried in 1982. "This issue was decided by the California courts more than 22 years ago, and the gun ban extremists...
  • CA: Proposition 71 chair proposed to head stem cell oversight panel

    12/13/2004 7:01:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 333+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/13/04 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Controller Steve Westly on Monday nominated Proposition 71 campaign chairman Robert Klein II to head the oversight committee that will guide the landmark $3 billion stem cell research initiative approved by voters last month. The governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer and controller each nominate candidates for chairman and vice chairman of the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, with the selection to be made by the committee's 27 members Friday at University of California, San Francisco. Schwarzenegger and Westly's choice for vice chair is former biotech executive Edward Penhoet. Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante and Treasurer Phil...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • CA: Worker attorneys blast proposed cuts in disability benefits

    11/17/2004 8:49:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 314+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/17/04 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Schwarzenegger administration is drafting regulations that would go beyond state law and result in "atrocious" cuts in benefits for employees who are partially disabled by job-related injuries, workers' attorneys said Wednesday. The California Applicants' Attorneys Association said it would file a lawsuit if the Division of Workers Compensation attempts to implement the changes. "They basically made something up," said David Schwartz, the association's president. "Unfortunately, what they made up is turning out to drastically reduce permanent disability benefits." But Rick Rice, assistant secretary of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, called the association's complaints "propaganda" and...
  • CA: Fiscal Watchdogs Want Master List of Proposed Tax Initiatives (fiscal impact/costs unknown)

    10/31/2004 8:19:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 285+ views
    SacUnion.com ^ | 10/31/04 | Ryan Rose
    illion-dollar decisions face California voters this Tuesday. Just how many billions? Unknown. In a case of the right hand unaware of the left hand’s actions, residents of one county are clueless to bond and tax initiatives found on the ballot of another. The situation has sent fiscal watchdogs howling for a master list, disclosing all tax propositions (local, state, and federal) to California voters. The California Taxpayers’ Association is leading the charge to develop a list of statewide “tax hikes.” Using its staff to develop statistics, the taxpayers’ organization has found at least 171 proposed tax increases among California’s 58...
  • Virtual Humans Proposed As Space Travelers

    09/01/2004 6:41:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 287+ views
    Space.com ^ | 9/1/04 | Leonard David
    TELLURIDE, COLORADO -- Better make room for an extra crewmember aboard any spaceship heading outward. This person won’t require food, oxygen or water, nor even need to buckle up for safety. The tag-along traveler could, however, be a lifesaver in terms of getting the expedition to and from a celestial destination. Roll out the welcome mat for the virtual astronaut and enter the 3D space of Peter Plantec, a consultant in virtual human design and animation, as well as a leading expert on visual entertainment. He also initiated the "Sylvie" project -- the first commercially available virtual human interface. And...
  • CA: Mileage tax proposed for state's drivers (CPR proposal)

    08/19/2004 9:59:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 789+ views
    OC Register ^ | 8/19/04 | Hanh Kim Quach
    John Luster of Orange piloted his new silver Toyota Prius 300 miles up to the Sequoia National Park earlier this month, using just six gallons of gasoline. Had Luster driven his Acura Integra, he would have used twice as much fuel - and paid twice as much gas tax. But what's good for Luster (and the environment) is bad for state highway funds: The state got half as much tax revenue to deal with the same amount of wear and tear on the roads. It's a looming problem as hybrids become more popular, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's government-reform commission has...
  • Land for proposed Joshua Hill project purchased (by 2 conservancies)

    07/01/2004 5:34:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/1/04 | AP - LA
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two conservancies paid $13.2 million to purchase 4,520 acres of sensitive desert habitat once slated to become the site of a new city, the conservancies announced Thursday. In addition, the Nature Conservancy and the state-owned Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy said they would buy about another 4,000 acres as part of their plan to protect sand dunes and palm oases and to create a wildlife corridor between the nearly 800,000-acre Joshua Tree National Park and the 20,000-acre Coachella Valley Preserve in southeastern California. The land was once slated as the site of the Joshua Hills development, which...
  • CA: Statewide asset sale proposed

    03/22/2004 7:46:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 157+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/22/04 | Eric Stern
    <p>In 1931, in the throes of the Great Depression, the state Legislature spent $250,000 to build a livestock pavilion in San Francisco.</p> <p>A newspaper questioned the logic, asking, "Why, when people are starving, should money be spent on a palace for cows?"</p>
  • CA: Proposed funding shift angers city officials in region

    01/09/2004 6:43:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 206+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/9/04 | Michael Kolber, Jamie Francisco and Cathy Locke
    <p>Part of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's $99.1 billion budget proposal unveiled Friday calls for shifting $1.3 billion in property taxes from cities and counties to help pay the state's bill to schools.</p> <p>Even in conservative south Sacramento County, the governor's proposal elicited howls from local officials.</p>
  • Veterans protest proposed hospital cuts

    10/28/2003 10:21:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 114+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/28/03 | Ben Dobbin - AP
    <p>CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is considering closing up to seven VA hospitals to streamline its $26 billion health care network.</p> <p>That threat drew more than 1,500 protesters, many in uniform, to a boisterous hearing last week before a federal commission charged with overseeing the biggest overhaul of the VA system since the end of World War II.</p>
  • California salamander proposed for threatened status

    05/17/2003 8:19:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 268+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/17/03 | Lisa Leff - AP
    <p>SUNOL, Calif. (AP) - A stocky, distinctively marked salamander with a penchant for spending summers chilling out in gopher holes is the newest California candidate for threatened species status.</p> <p>Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday they want to add the California tiger salamander to the list of plants and animals entitled to special protections under the federal Endangered Species Act.</p>