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  • 'Armageddon:' Major Companies Announce Hiring, Bonuses, Raises, and Charitable Donations Thanks...

    12/21/2017 1:54:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies ^ | December 21, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Full title: 'Armageddon:' Major Companies Announce Hiring, Bonuses, Raises, and Charitable Donations Thanks to Tax Reform Nancy Pelosi is running out of hysterical pejoratives to hurl at the now-passed GOP tax reform bill, which will cut taxes for 80 percent of Americans. She's already called it "armageddon," and the "end of the world," adding " Frankenstein " to the list just today. Oh, and poor little "Tiny Tim!" These are patent absurdities. The bill is a mostly-good mixed bag that will make US companies more competitive and allow the overwhelming majority of taxpayers to keep more of the money they...
  • Fifth Third Bancorp Raises Minimum Hourly Wage, Issues Bonuses To Employees Due To GOP Tax Reform

    12/20/2017 2:04:10 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    GP ^ | 12/20/17
    Thanks to Republicans passing historic tax reform, Fifth Third Bancorp announced it will “raise its minimum hourly wage for all employees to $15, and distribute one-time bonus of $1,000 to more than 13,500 employees.” BusinessWire reports: Fifth Third Bancorp announced plans today to raise its minimum hourly wage for all employees to $15, and distribute a one-time bonus of $1,000 for more than 13,500 employees. The actions are in appreciation for the commitment employees show in supporting customers and building stronger communities. […] Approximately 75 percent of employees will receive a pay increase or bonus. “We want to invest in our most...
  • Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Marts US workers to get pay raises

    02/19/2015 9:51:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 19, 2015 12:17 PM EST | Anne DInnocenzio
    Hoping to shed its reputation for offering little more than dead-end jobs, Wal-Mart, the nations biggest private employer, is giving raises to nearly a half-million workers and offering what it says are more opportunities for advancement. Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that as part of $1 billion its spending to change the way it trains and pays workers, the company will give raises to nearly 40 percent of its 1.3 million U.S. employees in the next six months. In addition to raises, Wal-Mart said it plans to make changes to how workers are scheduled and add training programs for sales...
  • Here are all the raises Gov. Mark Dayton just gave his cabinet

    02/09/2015 6:50:23 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-6-15 | David H. Montgomery, Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Until very recently, Minnesota law capped the salary for commissioners of state departments at 85 or 95 percent of the governors salary. A law passed in 2013 changed that cap to 133 percent, and now Gov. Mark Dayton has used that change to raise the salaries of most of his cabinet. Overall, the higher salaries will cost taxpayers an additional $802,990 per year for the 27 affected positions. Daytons 2015 salary is $123,912, meaning the new maximum is $164,803. None of Daytons commissioners are earning that maximum, even after this years raises. The previous highest salary earned by a commissioner...
  • Pentagon Cuts Military Raises And Benefits, Spends $150 Per Gallon In Green Jet Fuel

    05/08/2014 10:54:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:57 PM 05/07/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    The Department of Defense was put in the awkward position of having to defend cuts to military pay raises and housing allowances as well as increasing health care fees just one day before a report saying the Pentagon spent $150 a gallon on green jet fuels. Defense officials spent $150 on jet fuel made from algae that is approved for civilian and military use, according to a report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office. [] HEFA, or Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids, comes from renewable oil (e.g., vegetable oils, animal fat, waste grease, and algae oil) processed using...
  • Metra union members in line for 20 percent pay hikes over 6 years

    11/03/2013 6:51:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | Nov 2, 2013 | By Richard Wronski
    Metra union members in line for 20 percent pay hikes over 6 years By Richard Wronski, Chicago Tribune reporter 6:03 p.m. CDT, November 2, 2013 Members of one of Metra's biggest labor unions could get raises worth more than 20 percent over the next six years and a $3,000 "signing bonus", according to a proposed contract negotiated between the commuter rail agency and the union. The proposed pact, awaiting approval from about 337 clerical workers and ticket agents belonging to the Transportation Communications Union, was announced last week and comes as Metra continues to negotiate with 12 other unions, including...
  • It started with a cough: Deadly China bird flu outbreak raises fears of pandemic

    04/14/2013 4:41:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:47 PM EDT | Li Le and Ian Johnston, NBC News
    Around the world, scientists are now beginning to examine samples of the virus with a significant question in mind: Could this strain of the disease cause a global pandemic? This international network of scientists keeps constant watch for good reason. In 1918 and 1919, a flu pandemic killed between 20 million and 40 million people, more than the total death toll of World War I, more in a year than the Black Death of 1347 to 1351. More recently, an H1N1 swine flu pandemic was blamed for more than 284,500 human deaths worldwide between April 2009 and August 2010. So...
  • Romney raises nearly $112 million in 17 days

    10/25/2012 8:56:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/25/12 | Holly Bailey -The Ticket
    CINCINNATIMitt Romney raised nearly $112 million for his presidential campaign and the Republican National Committee in the first half of Octoberputting him on pace for a potentially record-breaking fundraising month for his campaign. Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul announced the number in a message on Twitter. The total included cash raised between Oct. 1 and Oct. 17, according to the campaign. No further details were offered, such as the breakdown of how much money went to the Romney campaign versus the Romney Victory Fund, a joint committee formed between his campaign and the RNC. According to the campaign, the Romney effort...
  • Gibbs Scolds Perry, Raises Issue of Texas Secession Comments -- with Video

    08/16/2011 12:34:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Sara Sorcher ^ | 8/16/11 | National Journal
    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs lashed out against Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday, saying it was a remarkable turnaround for the Republican presidential candidate to say he was passionate about America just a few years after he was talking about the possibility of Texas seceding from the U.S. The current White House spokesman, Jay Carney, also took issue with comments Perry made on Monday, warning that political candidates have to be careful about what they say.
  • Jesse White gives raises while other Illinois agencies freeze pay

    07/18/2011 7:14:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | Jul 18, 2011 | Greg Hinz
    Jesse White gives raises while other Illinois agencies freeze pay By: Greg Hinz July 18, 2011 Pay hikes in Jesse White's office amount to an extra $78,000 a month in salary costs. At a time when pay raises are a distant memory and unpaid leave a reality for many area government workers, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has handed out pay hikes exceeding 6% to his entire executive staff. According to payroll data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Better Government Assn., Mr. White in the 12-month period ended May 31 gave 4% and then 2%...
  • Netflix raises rates, irks subscribers

    07/13/2011 6:55:27 AM PDT · by Dacula · 109 replies
    ap ^ | July 13, 2011 | MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO Netflix has provoked the ire of some of its 23 million subscribers by raising its prices by as much as 60 percent for those who want to rent DVDs by mail and watch video on the Internet.</p>
  • Bell officials defended huge raises to CalPERS (Corruption and wolves in henhouse , nothing new)

    08/06/2010 8:57:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    AP on ^ | 8/6/10 | AP
    Los Angeles, CA (AP) -- Newly released documents show that Bell officials defended enormous salary increases to the California pension system, which decided not to challenge them. The California Public Employees' Retirement System released documents Thursday noting that its 2006 audit found the City Manager, Robert Rizzo, had received a 47-percent salary increase in one year. But the assistant city manager wrote CalPERS that the raise reflected Rizzo's contributions to the small Los Angeles suburb, including helping it resolve a multimillion-dollar debt. She also defended pay increases for herself and the City Council. CalPERS then ruled the city had provided...
  • White House Report on Sestak Job Offer Raises More Legal Questions, Critics Say

    05/30/2010 1:28:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/10
    <p>Instead of quelling a growing outcry for more information on an alleged political bargain, the White House has raised more questions and calls for an investigation after its shocking revelation on Friday that it recruited former President Bill Clinton to pitch a possible administration role to Rep. Joe Sestak if he would sit out the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary.</p>
  • Pandemic' bill raises ire, constitutional questions

    09/10/2009 4:58:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies · 1,155+ views
    One News Now ^ | 9/10/2009 | Pete Chagnon
    Could the swine flu usher in martial law? An emergency physician from Fort Hood, Texas, weighs in on that possibility. Lawmakers in Massachusetts are considering Senate Bill 2028, a pandemic response bill that will give public health officials and law enforcement complete control over citizens of the Commonwealth. Under the bill, should a pandemic be declared, the aforementioned officials will have authority to quarantine and forcibly immunize citizens. Any citizens resisting will face stiff fines and up to 30 days in prison. The bill also gives authorities the right to seize private property and supplies and redistribute them as they...
  • Miami-Dade mayor feels backlash over raises (Not one mention he is a Democrat)

    08/25/2009 3:48:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies · 568+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 08/22/09 | M. Haggman
    Several Miami-Dade commissioners are demanding drastic cuts to Mayor Carlos Alvarez's budget amid revelations he gave generous raises to favored staffers while pushing for unprecedented job and salary cuts throughout the rest of County Hall.
  • Perry raises possibility of states' rights showdown with White House over healthcare

    07/27/2009 11:35:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 761+ views
    star-telegram ^ | 7/27/09 | DAVE MONTGOMERY
    AUSTIN Gov. Rick Perry, raising the specter of a showdown with the Obama administration, suggested Thursday that he would consider invoking states rights protections under the 10th Amendment to resist the presidents healthcare plan, which he said would be "disastrous" for Texas. Interviewed by conservative talk show host Mark Davis of Dallas WBAP/820 AM, Perry said his first hope is that Congress will defeat the plan, which both Perry and Davis described as "Obama Care." But should it pass, Perry predicted that Texas and a "number" of states might resist the federal health mandate.
  • Report: Ethanol raises cost of nutrition programs

    04/10/2009 10:23:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 376+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/10/09 | Mary Clare Jalonick - ap
    WASHINGTON The increased use of ethanol could cost the government up to $900 million for food stamps and child nutrition programs, a congressional report says. Higher use of the corn-based fuel additive accounted for about 10 percent to 15 percent of the rise in food prices between April 2007 and April 2008 .. The CBO said other factors, such as skyrocketing energy costs, had an even greater impact than ethanol on food prices during that period. .. Ethanol's impact on future food prices is uncertain, the report says, because an increased supply of corn has the potential to eventually...
  • Dixon defends salary increase

    12/10/2008 5:01:02 PM PST · by stevecmd · 1 replies · 195+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/10/08 | Annie Linskey
    Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon said today that she intends to keep a $3,700 pay increase quietly granted last month by a powerful city spending panel on which she serves. Dixon said that she, City Comptroller Joan M. Pratt, City Council President Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake and other members of the City Council all deserved increases because city employee union members this year also got pay hikes.
  • CA: Big raises for CSU, UC executives prompt bill (High-earning state employees' pay may be frozen)

    12/04/2008 11:09:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 356+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 12/4/08 | James P. Sweeney
    SACRAMENTO Fed up with large pay raises for executives of California's public universities, the chairman of the Assembly's higher-education committee introduced legislation yesterday that would freeze salaries of state employees who make more than $150,000 a year. The measure specifically includes executives and other high-paid officials at the California State University system. It urges the University of California system which enjoys constitutional autonomy to impose the same restraints. I've been pretty outraged by CSU's and UC's continued executive-compensation practices during a time of, first, budget uncertainty and now full-blown crisis, said committee Chairman Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena....
  • CA: Legislative analyst recommends rejecting prison guard raises

    02/08/2008 1:07:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 189+ views
    The Legislature's nonpartisan fiscal watchdog says prison guards already earn enough money and don't need a 5 percent pay raise proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill says the state can't afford raises for 30,000 prison guards as it battles a widening budget gap. Veteran guards draw nearly $74,000 in salaries - not counting overtime and annual benefits worth $16,000. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, welcomes the analysis. The California Correctional Peace Officers Association spent $2 million to defeat Nunez' proposal on Tuesday's ballot for term limit changes that would have let Nunez and Senate leader Don...