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Day: September 25, 2022

Arkansas

Northeast Arkansas fall festival sees best turnout yet

MONETTE, Ark. (KAIT) – A Main Street in Northeast Arkansas was filled to the brim with festival-goers on Saturday. Monette’s Fall Festival always draws a crowd, but this year’s festival filled Main Street to the brim with hundreds of people enjoying festivities and anticipating bands taking the stage. The festival had many things to enjoy […]

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City Council

Growth drives need for big ideas about local government | #citycouncil

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It’s difficult to talk to Joe Kirby for long without the conversation turning to government. Specifically, the idea that the way things are structured in South Dakota doesn’t always work for the state’s largest city. Joe, as many will recall, was one of the architects of the push for Sioux Falls […]

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Mayor

Syracuse Mayor Walsh speaks on immigration reform

The recent moving of migrants by Republican lawmakers to Martha’s Vineyard and Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence is opening up the topic about immigration reform here in the U.S. Localities with large immigration populations are speaking out about what could be coming next. “Anytime we have refugees coming into this country, we want to make […]

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California

What Bill Drafting Guidance Do We Have from the California Government Code?

When drafting legislation in California, there are several sources of guidance in drafting bills and other forms of legislation (resolutions and constitutional amendments). The second source is the California Government Code. What legislation drafting guidance is contained in the state Government Code? Enacting Clause Government Code Section 9501.5 provides the following: “The enacting clause of […]

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City Council

Canceled community meeting in Schenectady causes fresh controversy | #citycouncil

SCHENECTADY — Bringing City Council meetings to the city’s neighborhoods has been an objective this year for several lawmakers, a move proponents contend would boost responsiveness and engagement. But the first in a series of town hall-style meetings originally scheduled for Friday evening was abruptly postponed hours beforehand, prompting a fresh round of infighting among […]

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Mayor

Mayor Eric Adams needs to reward competence, now that Frank Carone is exiting

Frank Carone is leaving as Mayor Eric Adams’ chief of staff at the end of December — a move that should prompt the mayor to start upping his staff’s game now. In his rookie year, Adams’ agenda in Albany stalled on multiple key fronts. Above all, the Legislature refused to make real criminal-justice fixes, badly […]

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California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom appears in Texas, other states despite legal ban on official travel

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday appeared to flout his own state’s laws by speaking at an event in Texas, one of 22 states for which California has banned official government travel.  Speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas, Newsom called for an overhaul of […]

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City Council

City council to consider restrictions on biking in the city | News | #citycouncil

The Benton City Council is scheduled to have its regular monthly meeting this upcoming at 5:30 p.m. Monday from City Hall, 114 S. East St. The council will consider an ordinance that would establish designated areas in the city as “dismount zones” for bicycles, skateboards, motorized bicycles and other forms of similar transportation. The ordinance […]

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Mayor

Mayor Breed to End Practice of Making Appointees Sign Undated Resignation Letters in Face of Legislative Action

English Mayor London Breed will stop making her appointees sign secret, undated letters of resignation after The Standard exposed the legally questionable practice on Friday and supervisors threatened her with legislative action. Facing concerns that she was depriving her appointees of their independence, Breed announced Sunday that she would cancel any outstanding letters of resignation […]

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City Council

Contractor picked for new, $7M city hall | #citycouncil

The Kiwanis Club of Orangeburg presented the Rev. Jerry French as the 2022 Citizen of the Year at at banquet held at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center on Thursday, Sept. 15. The banquet also officially recognized past honorees, the late Bill Cox Sr. and the late Frank P. Tourville Sr. A Columbia-based […]

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