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Gov. Rauner to Lawmakers: Pass a Budget, or No Pay Raise

The last time an Illinois governor interfered with pay for members of the General Assembly, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued and won. That was in the summer of 2013, when then-Gov. Pat Quinn suspended all pay for lawmakers until they delivered him a pension reform bill to sign. Show More Summary

Women Rule the Tech World at Women Startup Challenge and win $50K

The first-ever Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition was a huge success in Washington, DC. 12 women-led startups pitched their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech investors at General Assembly/1776. The judges consisted...Show More Summary

15-Year-Old Climate Activist Speaks To UN General Assembly

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

This 15-year-old has got something to say, and on June 29th, the United Nations General Assembly heard him loud and clear. Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez stood before the representatives and spoke earnestly and boldly (without notes, for the record) about the urgency of climate change, urging them to take action immediately. Show More Summary

7 Lessons from 500, YC, Angelpad alum?—?How to Prepare For Any Accelerator Interview

2 days agoTechnology / Startups : 500

This month 500 Startups and General Assembly teamed up to hold a pre-accelerator program. Last week, we had our mini Demo Day.

Indiana Tackles Throwback Rule and Personal Property Tax

Indiana’s 2015 General Assembly session ended just about two months ago. While this year’s tax code reforms were less extensive than past sessions, the legislature made welcome fixes to two policies in particular: the throwback ruleShow More Summary

A Day to Galvanize Action On Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Earlier this month the United Nations General Assembly declared June 19th the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Robert Redford Tells U.N. General Assembly to “Save the World Before it’s Too Late”

Robert Redford told the United Nations at a general assembly yesterday how “This May be our last chance,” to curb the damage of greenhouse gases on the planet. Redford was responding to this December’s climate conference in Paris, where...Show More Summary

Daily dose: The never-ending Session edition

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

NC lawmakers signal deal on funding to keep state government going (Raleigh News & Observer) -- General Assembly lawmakers signaled a possible agreement late Monday on a way to keep state government funded as it lapses into a new fiscal year without a new budget. Show More Summary

UNSC May Convene to Discuss Iran Nuclear Program Resolution Before August

A diplomatic source told Sputnik that the UN Security Council may convene to discuss adoption of the resolution on Iran's nuclear program before the coming session of the General Assembly.

U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Assembly

The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, started in March of this year, announced today the first general assembly meeting. When: July 14 and 15, 2015 Where: Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center 650 15th St., Denver, CO 80202 Program here. Show More Summary

Notes from the EBU General Assembly in Paris

The European Boxing Union (EBU) held its annual General Assembly in Paris in early June with more than 100 delegates from Austria, Belgium, and Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland,...Show More Summary

Exploring Evangelicalism: The Assemblies of God

In this first iteration of the "Exploring Evangelicalism" series, I talk with Dr. George Wood, CEO and General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, USA. Ed Stetzer: What are some of the distinctives that make you different than other...Show More Summary

Full Stat Predictions for Pittsburgh Steelers' Top Offensive, Defensive Starters

Football is the ultimate team game, and general manager Kevin Colbert has assembled a strong roster to compete in 2015. However, even a team sport needs a strong performance from individuals to have a successful year. That means theShow More Summary

Continuing the Tradition of Upholding Freedom

In his remarks last week to the 45th Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly, newly installed Secretary General Luis Almagro reconfirmed his organization’s commitment to protecting all freedoms.  When the values of democracy and human rights are lost, he said, “we all lose -- society as a who

Confluence of Factors Drives Momentum to Take Down Flag

CHARLESTON, S.C., June 24, 2015 -- The S.C. General Assembly put the Confederate battle flag in a place of prominence on the Statehouse grounds. Now after nine deaths in the horrendous Charleston church shooting, the legislature must take it down. Today, as the body of state Sen. Show More Summary

GM Confirms New Vehicle For Orion Plant, Most Likely Cadillac Compact Crossover

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has confirmed it will invest $245 million in its Orion Assembly plant located just outside of Detroit to support the launch of an all-new vehicle program that will be “unlike anything in the plant’s 32-year history.” Understandably, one would naturally assume GM is hinting at production of the...

GM pouring $245M into Orion plant for unspecified new model

General Motors has announced a $245-million investment to prepare its Orion Assembly plant for another new model line to join the Chevy Sonic, Buick Verano, and Chevy Bolt. Continue reading GM pouring $245M into Orion plant for unspecified...Show More Summary

As Confederate flag flies nearby, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney to rest in South Carolina Capitol

The Confederate flag flew high outside the South Carolina Capitol early Wednesday morning as the General Assembly prepared to pay tribute to slain state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor and politician gunned down in Charleston last week.

How Navy Pier Spends Money

From our comment section: Jon Markel said...Back in 2010 the IL General Assembly privatized Navy Pier so they don't have to share any financial info or respond to any FOIA request. A bunch of connecteds who used to manage the publicly run Navy Pier got big pay raises to do the same job for the private Navy Pier. Show More Summary

GM plans new vehicle program for Michigan plant, to add 300 jobs

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Monday announced it will add 300 jobs and spend $245 million for an "all-new vehicle program" at its Orion Assembly plant near Detroit. GM would not reveal the name or type of vehicle program, but said production would begin in three to four years. Show More Summary

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