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GM cuts capacity, jobs in Indonesia

General Motors is to stop making cars in Indonesia, leading to a closure of an assembly plant and axing some 500 jobs.

Missouri’s Felons Can Now Have guns

Anomaly at FreakOutNation explains: It all started in 2014, when the Missouri General Assembly asked voters to approve a constitutional amendment that said “the right to keep and bear arms is an unalienable right” in the state. Law enforcement officials warned that this would open a door for felons to possess guns. But never mind [...]

Michael Madigan's resurrected millionaire's tax faces opposition

It has been months since the idea of an Illinois millionaire's tax seemed to be off the table in the General Assembly, but House Speaker Michael Madigan has revived talks of the surtax again. Now, many Illinois teachers unions and education organizations are coming out in favor of the added three percent income tax. Show More Summary

The Day that It Changed for Me

Bob Geary photo accompanying an IndyWeek article about the NC General Assembly's plans to divert millions of taxpay money from public education to private schools. Some of you are aware that I am working on a new book.  I wrote about it here, in I Can’t Believe that I’m Doing this Again!  The initial intent of […]

Tax Roundup, 2/25/15: Iowa gas tax boost goes to Governor. And: an appointment with Sauron.

Both houses of the Iowa General Assembly approved a 10-cent per gallon gas tax increase yesterday. The Des Moines Register reports: […]

GM cutting production at two plants

General Motors is scheduling downtime at its Orion Assembly and Oshawa factories to adjust the supply of several models. This is at least the third planned idling at Orion this year. Continue reading GM cutting production at two plants GM cutting production at two plants originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:59:00 EST. Show More Summary

General Motors Cutting Production To Relieve Inventory Glut

Facing growing dealer inventories, General Motors is cutting back production at two of its plants to adjust supply and demand. Automotive News reports Orion Assembly in Detroit and the Flex line at Oshawa Car Assembly in Oshawa, Canada will be idled in March and April, respectively, each plant to idle for four days. Show More Summary

Education Reform: More Carrot, Less Stick

While the Georgia General Assembly is considering several measures this year to increase the state’s return on its significant investment in education, the focus is a proposed constitutional amendment to create a statewide Recovery School District. Show More Summary

GM cuts capacity, jobs in Indonesia, where Japanese dominate

By Norihiko Shirouzu BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors is to stop making cars in Indonesia, a battleground for global automakers in emerging Southeast Asia, closing an assembly plant, axing some 500 jobs and shifting its branding focus to sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Show More Summary

NC: Representative Proposes to Eliminate Ferry Tolls

The question of tolls on state ferries is back before the General Assembly after a Craven County Republican proposed eliminating them all. State Rep. Michael Speciale has put forward a bill that would drop tolls on the three North Carolina...Show More Summary

6 Spending Cuts Proposed for Illinois by Gov. Bruce Rauner

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his first budget address to the General Assembly Feb. 18, outlining his plans for getting the state's finances back on track. He decried the "sleight of hand budgeting" and "financial recklessness"...Show More Summary

Illinois governor makes case to rating agencies on fiscal fix

By Karen Pierog CHICAGO (Reuters) - Governor Bruce Rauner is seeking to persuade credit rating agencies from further downgrading Illinois' weak ratings, shortly after presenting his turnaround budget to the state General Assembly. The...Show More Summary

UNC anti-poverty advocate Gene Nichol blasts Board of Governors

Faced with a directive from the General Assembly to redirect $15 million from university research and policy centers across the state, the UNC Board of Governors has spent months studying all 240 such centers systemwide. On Wednesday, the board's working group on the issue recommended closing UNC Chapel Hill's Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity. Show More Summary

Marcus Mariota to Bears not impossible

INDIANAPOLIS -- A day after Chicago Bears coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace danced around any commitment to Jay Cutler, the quarterback's potential replacement addressed the media assembled for the combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Oregon's Marcus Mariota seems a long shot for the Bears, which own the No. Show More Summary

Cleveland Browns: Latest Combine News and Rumors

The NFL Scouting Combine kicked off on Tuesday, with players arriving to be weighed and measured and coaches and general managers meeting with the assembled media to detail team needs, provide updates about injuries and give well-calculated...Show More Summary

Ocean acidification included in the Global Ocean Commission proposed indicators for the UN Sustainable Development Goal on Ocean and Seas

As the United Nations’ Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiation is underway, with a view to concluding before the start of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in September 2015, the Global Ocean Commission has issued a document to support this process, entitled Elements of Indicators for the UN Sustainable Development Goal on Ocean and Seas. […]

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner suggests wide-spread spending cuts in budget address

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner introduced his plan for the state's Fiscal Year 2016 budget during an address in front of the General Assembly Feb. 18. Rauner outlined a plan that his administration says would eliminate a $6.2 billion budget...Show More Summary

Hiding the details of lethal injection

It has to be one of the creepiest bills ever considered by the General Assembly.Senate Bill 1393, sponsored by Sen. Richard Saslaw (D-Fairfax), would drop a veil of secrecy over how Virginia executes prisoners by lethal injection. Its backers, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), are pushing it against a backdrop of global politics and questions of morality.Read full article >>

We've partnered with General Assembly to give away a free trip to Austin, Texas

Business Insider and General Assembly have partnered to bring you a chance to win a trip to everyone’s favorite tech festival in Austin, Texas this March. We'll cover the flight for you and a friend, provide VIP access to private events...Show More Summary

GM confirms Bolt compact electric car to be made at Michigan plant

CHICAGO (Reuters) - General Motors Co said Thursday it will build the Chevrolet Bolt electric car at an assembly plant near Detroit, where it will invest $200 million for the project. The compact Bolt, shown as a concept vehicle at the...Show More Summary

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