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Day: November 22, 2022

California

California Announces First State-Funded Guaranteed Income Program

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has announced its intent to award more than $25 million in grant funding to seven guaranteed income pilot projects across the state. These pilots will provide unconditional, individual, regular cash payments intended to disrupt poverty, advance equity, and support the basic needs of recipients. These State-funded pilot programs […]

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City Council

Councilmember Jason Ballmann resigns from Marfa City Council  – The Big Bend Sentinel | #citycouncil

MARFA — City Councilmember Jason Ballmann, who joined Marfa City Council five months ago, announced over the weekend he is resigning from the role in order to relocate for a new job opportunity.  “Being on City Council was some of the most rewarding work I’ve done in my life. It was only a short five […]

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Mayor

Mayor Eric Adams defends latest round of budget cuts

To hear Mayor Eric Adams tell it, there is a gathering fiscal storm — and the city must prepare. “Everyone has stated we’re about to be hit with a tsunami,” Adams said Tuesday. On Monday, Adams directed city agencies to make budget cuts for the third time since taking office. Half of all vacant positions […]

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Alabama

Teachers union head: Pompeo ‘desperate to be labeled as the extremist’ in GOP primary | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), said in an interview that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is “desperate to be labeled as the extremist” in the upcoming 2024 Republican presidential primary race.  In an interview with Semafor, Weingarten, who has been the AFT’s president since 2008, said that Pompeo’s latest […]

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California

What happened with the midterm propositions and measures in California? – People’s World

Flyers for the Yes on Measure H campaign to cap rent increases and evictions are distributed at La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena, Calif., on Oct. 29, 2022. | Damian Dovarganes / AP LOS ANGELES—California voters generally held to their left-liberal-progressive bent on November 8 when they marked their ballots for various statewide propositions and measures. […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas disc golf popularity soars

Disc golf is seeing a resurgence sweep across the nation, especially in Northwest Arkansas, where the NWA Open is held. WEST FORK, Ark. — There’s some debate as to where and when the sport of disc golf began. Some claim it originates in Canada during the 1920s while others believe the modern form was developed […]

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California

Prosecutors unseal charges against Michigan man for threatening FBI director and California congressman

CNN  —  Prosecutors unsealed a criminal complaint against a Michigan man on Tuesday accused of threatening to kill a California congressman and FBI Director Christopher Wray, adding to the spate of recent alleged criminal threats against lawmakers. According to court documents, Neil Matthew Walter made several threatening statements online and in a voice message to […]

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City Council

Wooster City Council considers R-5 zoning changes, 2023 budget | #citycouncil

WOOSTER − Changes could be coming to the city’s zoning code for R-5 manufactured home park districts, which could affect nearly 250 acres of land, including two mobile home parks. Housing:Jesse Owens, oak trees & other things to know about Wooster’s new Spring Run neighborhood Wooster ordinances allow mobile home parks to exist in residential […]

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Mayor

Taylor won’t seek recount in Oakland mayor’s race, but others might

With supporters at his back this morning at East Oakland’s Liberation Park, District 6 Councilmember Loren Taylor wiped tears away from his eyes and conceded the mayor’s race. “While it hurts to admit it, I do not see a viable path to making up the 682 votes needed to alter the outcome of this election,” […]

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Alabama

Cities want noncitizens to vote on local matters. GOP sees a target – Center for Public Integrity | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Reading Time: 8 minutes WASHINGTON – Abel Amene was born in Ethiopia and came to the U.S. when he was 13 years old. Amene, who is a green card holder, has lived in the D.C.-area for the past 23 years, where he helps seniors sign up for vaccine appointments and volunteers in political campaigns. In […]

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