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The biggest and most disruptive layoffs in America are coming from the military

The Iraq war was good for the economy of Jefferson County, N.Y. Perhaps too good. “We had to grow, and grow quickly,” says Carl McLaughlin, executive director of the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization, which supports the military base that has been there since the mid-1980s. "Because the community wants to keep Fort Drum here, […]

Mugshot Mania – Mickey ‘MempHitz’ Wright Surrenders to Police…

NEWSFLASH! Mickey ‘MempHitz’ Wright officially surrendering to Fulton County authorities last night (June 30, 2015). A warrant was issued for the former music executive and reality television star after he allegedly pulled a gun on a Johns Creek car wash worker. Show More Summary

Death Penalty Issue Fought at County Level Across US - Advocacy Group

Advocacy group People of Faith Against the Death Penalty Executive Director Stephen Dear claims that use of the death penalty is concentrated in a group of key counties across different US states.

A Supreme Conflict Of Interest

As previously reported, Kelly Rindfleisch, a former aide to Scott Walker when he was Milwaukee County Executive, was charged and convicted of illegal politicking during government time and using government equipment. She appealed the proceedings and subsequent conviction numerous times to no avail. Show More Summary

Metrolink's new chief looks to boost image

Earlier this month, staff writer Dan Weikel talked with Art Leahy, Metrolink's new chief executive officer, during an inspection of the regional commuter railroad's Ventura County Line between Chatsworth and Burbank.

What The Hell?! Memphitz Accused Of Armed Robbery Of Car Wash Employee Who Alleged Stole From Him

Memphitz Wanted For Armed Robbery And Aggravated Assault Lotta drama in this guy’s life… Via AJC A former music executive and reality television star is accused of pulling a gun at a north Fulton County car wash and demanding his

Judge Tosses California Lawyer’s Ballot Initiative Calling For Mass Execution of All Gays

Remember that guy in California who filed a ballot initiative (that came to be known as the "Sodomite Suppression Act") requesting the mass execution of all gay people? For only $200, Orange County lawyer Matthew McLaughlin filed a ballot initiative back in March with the following instructions:

Bitter budget battle in Prince George’s ends with Rushern Baker’s surrender

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) announced Friday that he will accept the 2016 operating budget approved by the County Council and not challenge it in court, bringing an end to the most bitter battle he has waged with the council since taking office.Read full article >>

Bitter budget battle in Prince George’s ends with Rushern Baker’s surrender

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) announced Friday that he will accept the 2016 operating budget approved by the County Council and not challenge it in court, bringing an end to the most bitter battle he has waged with the council since taking office.Read full article >>

Budget war in Prince George’s: Council overrides Rushern Baker’s vetoes

The Prince George’s County Council voted Tuesday to override budget vetoes handed down by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, rejecting for the second time in three weeks a proposed double-digit increase in the property tax rate.Read full article >>

WA: Pick for County Commission Chief Executive Delayed

June 16--Spokane County Commissioners Al French and Shelly O'Quinn say they've buried the hatchet that arose during a contentious ballot measure targeting taxes to expand public transportation. "That was then, this is now. We're fine,"...Show More Summary

Budget war in Prince George’s: Council overrides Rushern Baker’s vetoes

The Prince George’s County Council voted Tuesday to override budget vetoes handed down by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, rejecting for the second time in three weeks a proposed 15-percent increase in the property tax rate.Read full article >>

Baker to veto parts of budget; sets up showdown with Pr. George’s council

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III announced Monday that he will veto parts of the budget approved by the County Council, restoring most of the tax increases that lawmakers rejected and setting up a possible legal showdown between the two branches of government.Read full article >>

AFT Set to Take Over Florida Local

Back in February, the American Federation of Teachers sent a monitor to oversee the operations of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association in Florida due to “a serious state of dysfunction.” Now the AFT executive council has reportedly voted unanimously to conduct a hearing into whether to establish a trusteeship over the troubled local. The […]

Baker aides say council broke the law when it rejected major tax increase

Aides to Prince George’s Executive Rushern L. Baker III said Thursday that county lawmakers acted illegally last month when they rejected Baker’s proposal for a major tax increase, an accusation that sends an already bitter budget process into unfamiliar legal territory. Read full article >>

Schools vs. parks: Baker vetos Council-backed tax increase in budget

For only the second time in his tenure, Prince George’s County executive Rushern L. Baker III said Monday he will use his veto power to reject the Council-backed tax increase for the government’s park and planning agency.Read full article >>

Sales Exec Fired for Refusing to Install 24/7 Tracking App on Smartphone, Sues Company

Myrna Arias, a sales executive who lives in Kern County, California, is suing Intermex, a wire-transfer company, for wrongful termination, claiming that she was fired for refusing to install a tracking app on her smartphone that would monitor her off-hours location. According to a Courthouse News Service report that describes the lawsuit, Intermex recruited Ms....

With school funding rejected, Baker accuses council of misplaced priorities

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III lashed out at lawmakers Friday for rejecting his dramatic school spending plan and accused them of having misplaced priorities for approving a smaller tax hike to benefit county parks and planning.Read full article >>

IL: Study Planned to Expand MetroLink in St. Louis County; No Plans for Illinois

May 29--St. Louis County, along with the East-West Gateway Council of Governments, is looking to study expanding MetroLink. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger requested the council of governments add a corridor study to a long-range...Show More Summary

This vote could determine whether Prince Georgians pay more in taxes

Prince George’s County residents could learn Thursday if and how much more they will have to pay in property taxes, as the County Council votes on a revised budget proposal that scales back the county executive’s original school spending plan.Read full article >>

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