Month: April 2024

California

California’s large budget deficit looms for Gavin Newsom. Why it may be getting worse

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is likely to face a budget deficit even bigger than the $38 billion he projected during his initial spending plan presentation in January. This means it will be tougher for the governor, who must detail his revised budget proposal — updated with the most recent tax receipts — by May 14 […]

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City Council

Airway Heights city council passes resolution for public safety measure on ballot | News | #citycouncil

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Mayor

Lind council attempts to vacate mayor’s seat

LIND — Lind Town Council members voted 3-0 to vacate Mayor Paula Bell from her position during the April 23 regular town council meeting, citing numerous complaints and claiming Bell violated her oath of office and refused to perform several of her duties. Council members Robert Dew, Jim Weidemann and Jamie Schmunk voted to vacate Bell’s […]

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Arkansas

Crypto mining bills advance through committee, head to House floor | The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Two bills meant to strengthen regulations on cryptocurrency mining in Arkansas easily cleared a House committee on Tuesday at the state Capitol. The House City, County and Local Affairs committee voted to approve Senate Bill 78 and Senate Bill 79 after more than two hours of discussion and questions from lawmakers about the contents of […]

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California

With furry costumes, water jugs and tambourines, this tiny California college became a Gaza flashpoint

Before dawn Tuesday, more than 100 law enforcement officers in riot gear marched into the quad of Cal Poly Humboldt, clutching guns and batons. They encircled a small group of protesters — including a furry one in a lime-green costume — who knelt on the ground, holding hands and reciting native chants. “Resistance is justified!” […]

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California

California bill proposes guaranteed income for unhoused high school seniors

Student homelessness has risen to pre-pandemic levels, after years of decline. Now, a San Jose legislator has introduced a California bill to provide unhoused high school seniors with a guaranteed income to help them enroll in college or enter the workforce. A recent data analysis from the Public Policy Institute of California found that after […]

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Arkansas

Bills to boost state’s general revenue budget by $109.3M in next fiscal year advances out of committee | The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Arkansas General Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday advanced identical bills that would boost Arkansas’ general revenue budget by $109.3 million to $6.31 billion in the next fiscal year that starts July 1. The committee voted to send Senate Bill 80 by Sen. Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, and House Bill 1097 by Rep. Lane Jean, […]

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City Council

Mobile City Council fires police chief, igniting 2025 political intrigue | #citycouncil

The Mobile City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to fire Police Chief Paul Prine in a move that seemed less as a finality to the recent turmoil that has engulfed the city’s administration in recent weeks, and more of a beginning to what could become a fierce 2025 mayoral race. “I think it’s 100 percent political,” […]

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Mayor

Man who punched mayor’s guard has checkered past, court documents show

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — The man who punched San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan’s bodyguard during a news interview has a checkered past, according to court documents obtained by KRON4 on Tuesday. Wesley David Pollard, 35, is currently out of jail on $0 bail and he is facing battery charges for the April 23 downtown […]

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California

California’s gas tax to increase by 2 cents as prices rise

California department increases state’s gas tax by 2 cents as prices increase Updated: 3:09 PM PDT Apr 30, 2024 California’s gas tax will increase by 2 cents starting July 1, according to a recent notice by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.This comes as prices have already been on the rise.California’s current gasoline […]

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