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    A majority of Seattle City Council members say they agree with a proposal by advocates to defund the police department by 50% and reallocate the dollars to other community needs. Council members Lisa Herbold, Dan Strauss and Andrew Lewis added support Thursday to a road map set out by Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now, The Seattle Times reported. They joined colleagues Tammy Morales, Kshama Sawant, Teresa Mosqueda and M. Lorena González, who previously backed the idea and promised...
    MAC schools stand to lose millions because of Big Ten going to conference only schedule Megan Rapinoes Pink Hair Is Back and Better Than Ever Cash-strapped New Jersey to borrow up to $9.9 billion under deal By Karen Pierog © Reuters/Eduardo Munoz FILE PHOTO: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy arrives to speak about electronic smoking products during a news conference in Trenton, New Jersey (Reuters) - New Jersey, one of the states hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak, would...
    Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey presented a plan to patch a more than $155 million revenue gap using furloughs, cash reserves and spending freezes. The deficit followed the COVID-19 pandemic and riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody, which combined brought a steep drop in parking, utilities and general revenue. “This unprecedented time calls for an unprecedented approach to our budget,” Frey told the City Council Thursday. The city saved $58 million from a...
    Residents in Norman, Okla., launched a petition on Friday to recall the citys mayor and several members of its city council. The petition was started by a group called Unite Norman amid frustrations over the councils decision last month to reallocate $865,000 – or nearly 3.6 percent – of the police departments annual budget, according to The Associated Press. The reallocated funding was moved to community development programs to form an internal auditor position to track law enforcement overtime spending as well as outlays.  Last...
    Seven of the nine members of the Seattle City Council said they support an advocate-made proposal to defund the citys Police Department by 50% and to reallocate the funds to other areas of community need. The proposal was laid out by Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now, advocacy coalitions that came about during the recent Black Lives Matter protests, according to the Seattle Times. The plan includes a four-point proposal for defunding the police, including removing Seattles...
    A majority of Seattle’s city council backs a plan put forth by advocates that would defund the police department by 50%. Three council members added their support to the proposal Thursday, meaning that seven of the nine now back the idea, according to the Seattle Times. This comes after Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan pointed out that Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” caused “a staggering 525 percent spike in crime as a result of the violence that swept through,” the NY...
    SAN ANTONIO – Despite being one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country, San Antonio also has a reputation for being one of the most impoverished and economically segregated cities in the United States. “We have had to take a systematic and comprehensive look at the way we build our communities in order to overcome some of these systematic inequities and deficiencies that we’ve had for generations,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. A 2018 American Community survey found that San...
    A DIY fan has revealed how to get perfectly neat edges while painting your wall - and you won’t need any masking tape. Taking to the Facebook group Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks she shared her simple trick using nothing but a tinting brush. 4The woman revealed that she uses a tinting brush to get perfectly straight edges while paintingCredit: Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks She posted a video of her achieving perfectly neat edges using the hairdressers...
    Multiple states are facing dire budget shortfalls as Novembers general election approaches due to the coronavirus pandemic, signaling that local governments could have a real problem holding elections while the disease lingers in the country.  Experts at NYUs Brennan Center for Justice have estimated that states need an additional $4 billion to adequately prepare for this election cycle, but the CARES Act only allotted $400 million nationwide for COVID-19 related election expenses. States need money for increased mail-in voting, educational materials for...
    Do you like to travel every year? If yes, this is a good way to go on a social detox. Travelling is important because it enables us to blend in with new cultures and learn a lot about different people around us. However, when it comes to planning a trip, managing the budget is what occurs as the first thought in anyone’s mind. Here, we will guide you through a few ways to manage your travel budget: Book Cheap Flights...
    The president of the European Council Charles Michel proposed Friday to establish the budget 2021-2027 of the EU to 1.074 billion euros, slightly down compared to his proposal of last February (1.094 billion), but to preserve the fund post-coronavirus stimulus to 750 billion euros, in accordance with the allocation key between loans and subsidies proposed by the Commission. This decline in the multi-year budget aims to seduce the “four frugal” that are the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria and Denmark, more...
    Reuters July 10, 2020 0 Comments A Michigan town wants machines to speed up counting of absentee ballots. In Ohio, officials want to equip polling places so voters and poll workers feel safe from the coronavirus. Georgia officials, rattled by a chaotic election last month, want to send voters forms so they can request absentee ballots more easily. In all three cases, the money is not there to make it happen, say local officials responsible for running elections in...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — With pressure mounting to reach an agreement on a post-coronavirus economic recovery plan, the president of the European Council on Friday tried to win over the so-called group of “Frugal Four” member countries with new proposals. Charles Michel’s latest offers keep the size of the recovery fund, which is meant to help EU countries weather the shock of the economic crisis, at 750 billion euros ($850 billion). But to win broad support for the package, he...
    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser used the term “lame duck” Thursday as she brushed off a councilmember’s call for her to fire the District’s police chief. Councilmember David Grosso, who is not running for reelection this year, said Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham should be removed from his post because he thinks Newsham has a pattern of unfairly cracking down on protesters, not striving to find ways to better serve the Black community and lashing out at council members when...
    By Jason Lange and Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Michigan town wants machines to speed up counting of absentee ballots. In Ohio, officials want to equip polling places so voters and poll workers feel safe from the coronavirus. Georgia officials, rattled by a chaotic election last month, want to send voters forms so they can request absentee ballots more easily. In all three cases, the money is not there to make it happen, say local officials responsible for running...
    By SAM METZ, AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers on Thursday were more than a day into their emergency legislative session, but with a $1.16 billion revenue shortfall in front of them, the only choice they had made was to order meals for Friday and to keep deliberating. Gov. Steve Sisolak convened the states part-time Legislature on Wednesday to rebalance the budget as coronavirus continues to decimate the states economy and tax revenue. Republicans and Democrats...
    In the middle of a pandemic and instability in the U.S. economy, Michael Volk says there is no other industry he’d rather be in than his own. “If you’re going to be in any market, you want to be in IT. And in IT you want to be in cyber,” says the managing partner of Herndon cybersecurity company GuidePoint Security. “It’s the hottest space and hottest sector. It’s the only space in the world that has a constantly evolving adversary.”...
    Dear MarketWatch, I want to retire within a one day (about 10-hour) drive of my family in Northern New Jersey. I want to be on the water, fresh or salt, and near some “wild” areas like national or state parks, wilderness areas, etc. My retirement income will be about $3,300 a month before taxes and I’d like to keep those to a minimum. Obviously, a good hospital and airport are important and I like local theater, live music and a...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey presented his plan Thursday to address the remaining $97.8 million budget deficit the city is facing due to COVID-19. The mayor already made cuts earlier in the year due to the pandemic in phase 1 of his plan. Hiring and wage freezes were put in place, but those are simply not enough to keep things going. Frey said more cuts need to be made — and layoffs are a possibility. During...
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming state agencies have submitted plans for 10% budget cuts that could eliminate services for children and the elderly and slash funding for mental health programs, Gov. Mark Gordon said. Another 10% cut across state agencies and layoffs will follow as Wyoming faces a steep decline in revenue, Gordon said at a news conference Wednesday. “There will be reductions in force,” Gordon said. “That’s not good. It means the level of service the state is able...
    MinnPost file photo by Tiffany BuiMinneapolis Mayor Jacob FreyFixing a hole. The Star Tribune’s Liz Navratil reports: “Minneapolis would rely on furloughs, up to 40 layoffs and cash savings to help fill an estimated $156 million budget hole left by the coronavirus pandemic, under a plan presented Thursday by Mayor Jacob Frey. … Frey’s proposal is far from final and must ultimately be approved by City Council. Tense, fast-paced negotiations are expected to unfold over the next two-and-a-half weeks. …...
    Desperate times can call for desperate measures.   Your first step when borrowing money to pay your bills should always be to look inward, according to Winnie Sun, a financial advisor.  Sun, co-founder of Sun Group Wealth Partners in Irvine, California, said she calls the practice profit-shopping.  The idea is simple. You go through every item in your budget and see where you can find money. A big opportunity right now is your car insurance premium, according to Sun. Many people...
    By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has vetoed most of the state education budget for the new fiscal year because it would have changed a bonus pay plan for some teachers. Republican Reeves announced that and other vetoes late Wednesday. The education budget, House Bill 1700, would have altered a program that gives extra pay to teachers in schools that show improvement or that are consistently high-performing. Reeves wrote that 23,157 teachers...
    By SAM METZ, AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers masked up Wednesday morning, kicking off an emergency special session called to balance the states budget amid plummeting revenue projections and a growing stack of pandemic-related expenses. As a sea of teachers wearing red T-shirts flanked the building to protest anticipated cuts to education, lawmakers walked through mostly empty halls into statehouse chambers that have been transformed to prevent the spread of the pandemic. After pumping hand...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two Baltimore City fire stations are facing cuts to their trucks and staff because of the financial strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of firefighters went door to door on Wednesday, collecting signatures from neighbors to present to the mayor. They say making these cuts puts hundreds of lives at risk. The petition is the latest push to keep two Baltimore City engines from falling victim to budget cuts. “They saved my life,” said neighbor Shane...