Members of the "third house" shape public policy (WRAL-TV) -- Businesses and interest group pour millions of dollars into lobbying the General Assembly every year in order to influence everything from taxes to health policy.http://www.wral.com/members-of-the-third-house-shape-public-policy/14840363/’ Officials:...Show More Summary
Prosperity Dumpling has been shut down by the Health Department, following publication of a gruesome shot of dumplings being assembled in an alley beside some rats and trash. Sorry everyone? [ more › ]
New York Times: “A review of public polling, extensive interviews with a host of his supporters in two states and a new private survey that tracks voting records all point to the conclusion that Mr. Trump has built a broad, [...]
For the first time in its 40-year history, the postwar and contemporary art collection assembled by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad will be shown to the public in its most comprehensive installation when The Broad opens on September 20. Show More Summary
July 5, 1999 speech of Hillary Clinton to the NEA Representative Assembly: “I also hope you will continue to stand behind the charter school public school movement,” Mrs. Clinton began, “because I believe that parents do deserve greater choice within the public school system to meet the needs of their children.” She described how positively impressed […]
Yesterday I started quoting John Avery’s 19 Aug 1765 letter describing Boston’s first public anti-Stamp protest five days before. He continued this way:About Day [i.e., the end of the day] the Mob to about three thousand assembled & cut the sd. Show More Summary
Last Tuesday, the Public Art Fund assembled a group of art-world Instagram “influencers,” in the middle of the park at MetroTech Commons, in downtown Brooklyn. They were there to get a first look at the artist Hank Willis Thomas’s new show, “Hank Willis Thomas: The Truth Is I See You,” which is on view through June, 2016. Show More Summary
This exhibition sets out a new way of looking at graphic design history by focusing on four publications from the late-1960s to mid-1970s - Schmuck, POP, bRIAN and Assembling - designed by individuals and groups without any formal training of typography, graphic design or print production. Show More Summary
With relocation threats hanging over every proposed publicly funded arena deal, the NBA has been blackmailing its fans for too long. Thank the basketball gods: another NBA city has been saved. The Wisconsin State Assembly recently passed a financing deal for a new Bucks arena in which the public contribution could exceed $500 million. Show More Summary
In the latest Public Relations Emergency Room, The Hollywood Reporter assembles a panel of experts to grade the media strategies behind the headlines. read more
This is one of the odder things I’ve come across in 25 years doing public policy work: The General Assembly felt the need to change the composition of Greensboro City Council and the powers of Greensboro’s mayor. This was an extremely controversial move, especially as all this was suppose to happen without giving the city’s […]
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Gov. Mark Dayton, top legislators and other public officials head into a federal courthouse next month to discuss Minnesota's embattled sex offender program, the assembly will be closed to the public. U.S....Show More Summary
Creative Assembly's "Total War" series is back, but this time we go to the world of fantasy and play out battles in the "Warhammer" universe.
Last month the California state assembly voted to allow home-based childcare providers to form a union and bargain collectively with the state government. Although California would represent the largest state to permit childcare unionization, it is not the first. Show More Summary
On the surface at least, few outside the place are noticing. The public seem to be ignoring it, as if in a dream. Civil society stays generally schtum, like jobsworths in the old Soviet society. The parties are crying for attention. Gerry Adams has been polishing up his narrative of entitlement “By slashing hundreds of more...
The Wisconsin state Assembly voted Tuesday to spend $250 million in public funds on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, a deal that both Republicans and Democrats lauded as good for the state and city.
Photo by Steve Tremulis. When Preston Tucker’s automobile factory closed, it left behind the makings of more than a dozen additional vehicles, some of them rather easy to assemble, some a little more difficult. Now, more than 65 years later, one of the latter will soon make has made its public debut and become quite […]
British Prime Minister David Cameron has publicly offered Aston Martin use of a military facility in Wales in order to handle assembly of the new DBX crossover within the UK instead of Alabama. Continue reading UK offers Aston Martin...Show More Summary
A U.S. Federal District Court has fined Mississippi's third largest public school district $7,500 after a minister opened a districtwide honors assembly with a prayer invocation, an act that violated a 2013 court settlement that ordered the district to stop "proselytizing Christianity."
The General Assembly by law shall make appropriations for all expenditures of public funds by the State. Appropriations for a fiscal year shall not exceed funds estimated by the General Assembly to be available during that year. Illinois...Show More Summary