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  • House Passes Pair of Business Tax Break Bills

    06/16/2014 7:56:17 PM PDT · by SgtHooper · 4 replies
    Accounting Today ^ | June 12, 2014 | Michael Cohn, Editor-in-Chief, AccountingToday.com
    The House passed a pair of bills Thursday to provide tax breaks to businesses. One bill, H.R. 4457, “America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014,” would permanently extend Section 179 expensing of up to $500,000 after the generous bonus depreciation limit expired last year. It passed by a vote of 272 to 144. The other bill, H.R. 4453, the “S Corporation Permanent Tax Relief Act of 2014,” makes permanent the shortening of the built-in gains tax-holding period for S corporations from 10 years to five years to give S corps quicker access to capital. It also contains a basis...
  • Bills agree to $3 million settlement in fan’s text-message lawsuit

    04/23/2014 8:14:36 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 10 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | April 21, 2014 | Stephen T. Watson
    The Buffalo Bills have agreed to pay up to $3 million – largely in the form of debit cards redeemable only at the team store – to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the team of sending too many alerts to fans who signed up for a text-messaging service. Jerry Wojcik, a Bills fan and area native now living in Florida, contended in his October 2012 suit that the team violated the terms of its text service by sending him 13 messages over two weeks when it promised to send no more than five per week. The lawsuit was panned...
  • Asset Forfeiture Issue Arises With Clause in Human Trafficking Bills

    03/25/2014 1:26:41 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/21/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Legislation aimed at cracking down on human trafficking could result in government taking more property from citizens in Michigan. At issue is a "willful blindness" clause inserted into House Bills 5230 and 5233 that would allow government officials to take property from people who, while not involved with a crime, benefit by getting property as a result of some form of criminal activity. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan opposes the bills, saying the legislation expands the ability of government to force people to forfeit property without clearly written rules for doing so. Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, sponsored...
  • Jim Kelly needs surgery for aggressive, spreading cancer

    03/25/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | March 25, 2014 | Michael David Smith
    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is preparing for another surgery related to his oral cancer. ... On her personal website, Kelly’s wife wrote that “the cancer’s back, aggressive, and starting to spread.”
  • Lawmakers to consider package of bills on Crimea's joining Russia

    03/19/2014 9:13:58 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/20/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 20, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian lawmakers will meet at an extraordinary session on Thursday to consider the presidential package of bills on Crimea's reunification with Russia. The documents under review are an inter-state treaty and a constitutional bill on the creation of two new constituent members of the Russian Federation. On Tuesday, the Russian Parliament's committee on CIS affairs unanimously recommended to ratify "the Crimean treaty," signed in the Kremlin on March 18, while the house committee on constitutional legislation and state development recommended to approve all the readings of the bill on Crimea and Sevastopol's joining Russia. The treaty...
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • White House stops short of veto threats on House healthcare (ID theft) bills

    01/09/2014 5:45:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/09/14 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Obama administration stopped short Thursday of threatening to veto House bills to require officials to tell people if their personal data has been compromised through ObamaCare, and to require weekly reports on the health law's implementation. The White House said in two Statements of Administration Policy that it opposed both bills, one of which is set for a Friday vote in the House. Weekly reporting requirements on both enrollments and the operation of the HealthCare.gov website would require "unfunded, unprecedented, and unnecessary reporting requirements" on the health insurance exchanges, it said in one statement. "It would require the reporting...
  • Bills keep welfare recipients from certain ATMs (Michigan)

    10/22/2013 5:21:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    My Fox Detroit ^ | 10/22/13
  • [VANITY] House to vote on Senate plan??

    10/16/2013 8:36:23 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    self | 16 October 2013 | self
    OK, please educate me here-- How can this even be happening, constitutionally, when all fiscal bills MUST ORIGINATE in the House?
  • A list of some of the insane anti-gun bills that have been recently proposed in California

    07/27/2013 11:13:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Photobucket ^ | 4-10-13
  • The new power triangle [McCain, Schumer & Hussein's CoS...Three Morons]

    07/24/2013 2:28:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/23/13 | By MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI
    Barack Obama, to hear his advisers tell it, has finally found The One he has been looking for: John McCain. “We have been looking literally for years for someone we can cut deals with, and finally someone has stepped up,” a White House official said. West Wing aides say they now talk with McCain roughly every other day. McCain, to hear fellow Republicans tell it, has finally found The Two he has needed to make such conversations worth the bother: Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat who can actually get things done in the Senate, and Denis McDonough, a White House...
  • Jim Kelly [former Buffalo Bills QB] diagnosed with cancer

    06/04/2013 11:03:06 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    wivb.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Anthony Congi, George Richert
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with a type of cancer in his upper jaw. He is scheduled to have surgery June 7th. Kelly says that his prognosis is "very good" and the cancer has not spread to other parts of his body. The announcement comes on the same day as Kelly's annual Celebrity Golf Classic. The Hall of Fame quarterback spoke to the media Monday, he was upbeat but knows he has a tough battle ahead of him. Kelly says that a few weeks ago his jaw...
  • Texas Gun Grabbers Compendium

    03/11/2013 6:12:05 PM PDT · by grobdriver · 15 replies
    Texas Legislature Online ^ | 11 March, 2013 | Various State Legislators
    The TEXAS gun grabber's legislative bill compendium: House Bills: Here's a winner - like I want every Dick and Jane who cashes my check, or takes a deposit, or verifies my identity or ever has a valid reason to see my driver's license, to know that I carry. Stupider and stupider - that's why I have a separate CHL.HB 158: Relating to the designation on a person's driver's license or commercial driver's license that the person is licensed to carry a concealed handgun. Sponsor: Rep Taylor, Van This one would let your local yokels take your tax money and then...
  • The Gun Grabber's Legislative (National) Bill Compendium

    02/11/2013 8:15:52 AM PST · by grobdriver · 8 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 2/11/2013 | Various Legislators
    The gun grabber's legislative (National) bill compendium, updated (almost) daily: House Bills: H.R. 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 65: Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013 . Sponsor: Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila, Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 117: Handgun Licensing and...
  • Updated Gun Grabber's (National) Legislation Compendium

    01/28/2013 5:46:40 AM PST · by grobdriver · 15 replies
    The gun grabber's legislative (National) bill compendium, updated (almost) daily: House Bills: H.R. 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 65: Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013 . Sponsor: Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila, Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 117: Handgun Licensing and...
  • The gun grabber's bill compendium, updated (almost) daily.

    01/23/2013 6:02:44 AM PST · by grobdriver · 14 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 1/23/2013 | Various Legislators
    The gun grabber's bill compendium, updated (almost) daily: House Bills: HR 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. HR 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. HR 117: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013. HR 137: Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013. HR 138: Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. HR 141: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2013. HR 142: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013. HR 226: Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act. HR 227: Buyback Our Safety Act. HR 236: Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers...
  • Woman Charged with Arranging Husband's Beating

    01/15/2013 4:17:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    kstp ^ | 1-15-13 | Jennie Olson
    A Mankato woman is charged with arranging the beating of her husband by two men with aluminum baseball bats. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Ashley Stillwell had an argument with her husband over bills on Jan. 8, left the house and returned with the two men. A criminal complaint says the men struck Gary Stillwell several times with the bats in front of his children
  • Feinstein Gun Ban Just Tip of Iceberg!

    01/14/2013 11:54:47 AM PST · by arthurus · 19 replies
    http://www.nraila.org ^ | Posted on January 11, 2013
    While Senator Feinstein's soon-to-be-introduced bill to ban semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines is garnering the most attention from anti-gun politicians and their media allies, attacks on our Second Amendment rights are by no means limited to this one proposal, nor to just Congress. Based on bills introduced on the first day of the 113th Congress, we clearly face the most serious threat to our fundamental Second Amendment rights in the last 20 years, and law-abiding gun owners need to ACT NOW to ward off an unprecedented onslaught on our rights. Here are just some of the proposals pending in...
  • Michigan governor making his way through 282 bills

    12/29/2012 11:08:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    WSBT ^ | 12/29/12
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been busy working his way through the 282 bills passed by the Legislature during the final weeks of the 2012 session. The governor's office said he signed 53 bills on Friday and vetoed four. He has acted on a total of 186 bills and 95 are pending review.
  • LIPA customers who spent weeks without power due to Sandy get zapped with normal electric bills

    11/24/2012 11:20:04 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 95 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/24/2012 | NY Post
    LIPA customers who spent weeks without power got zapped with their normal electric bills — as if the outages never happened. The clueless utility charged Sandy-soaked Long Island residents an estimated rate that covered the entire billing cycle, and the statements made no mention of potential refunds to account for the prolonged blackouts. Jonathan Saporta was slapped with a double whammy by the Long Island Power Authority — a $649 bill for the Long Beach home he left in October and a $281 bill for his new Great Neck pad.
  • (Buffalo) Bills fan sues team over excessive text alerts

    11/12/2012 12:51:32 AM PST · by rawhide · 4 replies
    cbssports,com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Will Brinson
    A fan of the Buffalo Bills is suing the team as part of a class-action lawsuit, claiming he received too many text message alerts from the team ... after he signed up for a text-message-alert program. Yes, you're right. This is the most Buffalo Bills fan thing ever. Jerry Wojcik, a Florida resident who roots for the Bills, signed up for a team-run text-message program that alerts him to news and scores and whatnot. He was promised five text messages a week. But, the Buffalo News reports, he received six text messages one week and -- gasp -- seven another...
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre may close over water bill

    11/05/2012 5:28:08 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 14 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 4 Nov 2012 | anon
    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has warned that it may shut its doors to pilgrims in protest at a dispute with an Israeli water company, reports the BBC. The church, where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified, has had its bank account frozen at the request of Hagihon over an unpaid $2.3m bill. The dispute has left hundreds of priests, monks and teachers unpaid. The church has traditionally not been charged for water, but Hagihon says it is owed money for the past 15 years. According to the Israeli newspaper Maariv, there was a tacit agreement between...
  • Walmart employees 'ripped up woman's $100 bills because they thought they were fake'

    09/16/2012 11:11:18 AM PDT · by rawhide · 181 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9-16-12 | By Nina Golgowski
    A mother who says Walmart employees intentionally humiliated her after wrongfully ripping up two of her $100 bills while believing they were fake is taking legal action against the store. According to her complaint: 'The cashier inspected the $100 bill, turned to another cashier and had a brief discussion, and returned to her register telling Plaintiff that her money was "fake." 'The cashier proceeded to rip the $100 bill in half without performing any counterfeit detection tests. The metallic strip in the $100 bill was clearly visible.' After marking the bill with the detection pen, revealing a yellowish colour across...
  • Drivers ask: Where's the ICC bill?

    08/25/2012 6:33:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    WTOP ^ | August 24, 2012 | Adam Tuss
    WASHINGTON - If you drive on the InterCounty Connector in Maryland without an E- ZPass, you are supposed to be sent a bill in the mail for the toll. But some may be asking, "Where is my bill?" Several drivers tell WTOP they are surprised at how long it takes to actually receive a notification in the mail from the all-electronic toll road. ICC leaders are aware of the issue. "For a Maryland license plate, it can take more than three weeks to receive the notice. For an out of state plate, it can take longer," writes Maryland Transportation Authority...
  • MN Senate race-Jack Shepard "Operation Chaos" question

    08/11/2012 8:03:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni
    me ^ | 8-11-12 | TurboZamboni
    How's this work? (voting in the Dem primary) Does Shepard's "Operation Chaos" plan have a chance to further Kurt Bill's odds and oust Klobuchar? Anyone heard his ad on Twin Cities radio?
  • In new ad, Bills likens underdog Senate bid to Wellstone's

    08/10/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-10-12 | staff
    Kurt Bills' campaign released an online ad Monday, July 30, that mimics nearly shot for shot the landmark 1990 campaign ad entitled "Fast Paced Paul." That offbeat ad introduced Wellstone, then a virtually unknown college professor, to Minnesota voters. Initially seen as a sure loser, Wellstone upset incumbent Republican Rudy Boschwitz that year. Bills -- a high school economics teacher also largely unknown to state voters -- is encouraging a comparison as he challenges the popular and well-funded Democratic incumbent Amy Klobuchar. The version from Bills, "Quick Kurt," can only be viewed online.
  • Scam That Obama To Pay Utility Bills Making Rounds

    07/07/2012 8:20:03 AM PDT · by njslim · 55 replies
    OSCEOLA -- It's a new scam, said the Better Business Bureau. President Barack Obama is not offering to pay your utility bills. In the scam, which recently hit Michiana, consumers are being contacted in person and through fliers, social media and text messages with claims that Obama is providing credits or applying payments to utility bills. People are then asked to provide their Social Security and bank routing numbers in order to receive the money. In exchange, they are given a phony bank routing number that they are told will pay their utility bills
  • 'Significant' rise in electric bills seen

    06/04/2012 3:03:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    CNN/Money ^ | 6/4/12 | Steve Hargreaves
    NEW YORK -- Higher electric bills. Emphasis on solar power. A surge in electric cars. Those are some of the things about 500 utility executives see in the future of their industry, according to a poll conducted by consulting and construction firm Black & Veatch. Rising utility bills: Over 90% of the executives surveyed believe that rules requiring the use of more renewable energy and a cut in pollution from coal-fired power plants will lead to higher monthly utility bills for consumers. Over half said these bills will rise significantly. No definition of "slightly" or "significantly''
  • Many hospitals, doctors offer cash discount for medical bills

    05/29/2012 12:10:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 26 replies
    LA Times ^ | 27 May 2012 | Chad Terhune
    The lowest price is usually available only if patients don't use their health insurance. In one case, blood tests that cost an insured patient $415 would have been $95 in cash. A Long Beach hospital charged Jo Ann Snyder $6,707 for a CT scan of her abdomen and pelvis after colon surgery. But because she had health insurance with Blue Shield of California, her share was much less: $2,336. Then Snyder tripped across one of the little-known secrets of healthcare: If she hadn't used her insurance, her bill would have been even lower, just $1,054. "I couldn't believe it," said...
  • O’Malley signs hundreds of bills that will tint Maryland a deeper shade of blue

    05/23/2012 7:51:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2012 | Aaron C. Davis
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law a package of tax increases Tuesday targeting six-figure earners, tobacco users and companies engaged in real estate transactions to cover record spending on education. In a two-hour ceremony, it was easily the most recognizable measure O’Malley (D) signed but hardly the most popular. Rather, union members, minorities and interest groups crowded the State House to celebrate more than 200 lesser-known and often narrowly tailored bills. They passed the General Assembly with little fanfare but, taken together, will color the state’s social and political identity a slightly deeper shade of blue. The bills included...
  • Cable bills to pass $200 a month by 2020: industry forecast

    04/11/2012 8:07:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 11, 2012 | PAUL THARP
    Move over, $5 a gallon gas — America’s new household budget buster may soon be the $200 a month cable bill. While wages for US workers have remained stagnant, cable bills have quietly climbed 6 percent a year and will pass $200 a month by 2020, according to an alarming industry forecast released yesterday.
  • Maryland bills still to be settled: Budget, wind, casinos

    04/03/2012 9:35:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — With just a week left in the 2012 General Assembly session, lawmakers have hundreds of bills left to consider. But only a handful of proposals will get most of their attention. The House and Senate still must approve a joint version of the state budget, which they are required to do before adjourning Monday. Legislators also will consider bills that would implement offshore-wind energy and set up a referendum on whether to allow table games and a new casino in Prince George’s County. A conference committee of House and Senate representatives got to work Monday on hashing out...
  • Washington Bills Would Implement Occupy Demands (the freeloaders want your loot)

    02/02/2012 5:51:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    OPB ^ | 2/02/12 | Azusa Uchikura
    Wash. Bills Would Implement Occupy DemandsAzusa Uchikura | Feb. 2, 2012 1:51 p.m. OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington lawmakers are introducing several proposals that echo the demands of the Occupy protesters. In fact, the formal title of one proposal introduced Thursday says it is aimed at "Guaranteeing that the top one percent pay too." The chief sponsor, Democratic Representative Marko Liias , says the Occupy movement wasn't the only thing that prompted this idea. **SNIP** Liias's proposal isn't complete yet, but it would impose a 2 percent tax on incomes over $1 million. The money would help fund education from Kindergarten...
  • Springfield Secret Santas Pay Off Layaway Bills for Needy Families (Check out these headlines!)

    12/21/2011 7:38:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    KSPR ^ | 12/17/11 | Mary Moloney
    Springfield Secret Santas Pay Off Layaway Bills for Needy FamiliesDecember 17, 2011 | Mary Moloney, KSPR News Reporter SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Good Samaritans have found a way to help needy Springfield families this holiday season. About a dozen people walked into the South Campbell Kmart and paid for the presents of strangers whose gifts sat on layaway. "One young man came in who had gotten a $500 bonus from work. He just thought it was a great thing. He's even posted it online challenging his friends to do the same thing and he's come in and paid off several people's...
  • Budget Control Act of 2011 (Actual bills)

    Updated as amendment, must read both for complete bill: Original "Boehner Bill": Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute — Budget Control Act of 2011 (Acrobat PDF) Revised Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (Acrobat PDF) Source, House Committee on Rules, S. 627 Faster FOIA Act of 2011 (Budget Control Act of 2011)
  • Minnesota legislature on track to end shutdown today; Details of bills

    07/20/2011 8:00:49 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-20-11 | Bill Salisbury, Dennis Lien and Doug Belden
    The public was in the dark on many of the measures. When the session started, only seven of the 12 bills scheduled for votes were posted on the Legislature's website. When lawmakers returned to the House and Senate floors shortly after 6 p.m., they quickly passed six of the 10 tax and spending bills that make up the budget. Most bills sailed through largely on party-line votes with little debate. Still to come were three highly contentious spending bills to fund K-12 education, health and human services and state agencies. The House passed a controversial tax bill late Tuesday night....
  • $40K on the credit card, $125K on the mortgage, $1K monthly bills. How do YOU survive Obamanomics?

    06/01/2011 6:57:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 215 replies
    6/01/11 | Libloather
    You're pretty close to being toast. Nerves are frazzled, homes are being evacuated, jobs lost and families are torn apart. Oh, the rookie Hussein has performed magic, all right. Kinda nuts. But it's what Barry King planned all along. This is his vision. Wealth distribution. And it's only getting started. How do you make it? Old money, new money, food stamps, living with the folks, moving in with the neighbor? How are you doing it? Are there any really good tips to make it through the Hussein years? And don't give me any guff on that '$40k on the credit...
  • State lawmakers are being urged to scale back the number of laws they propose [CA]

    03/07/2011 9:59:25 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6 Mar 2011 | Michael J. Mishak
    *** Among the 2,323 bills introduced by lawmakers this year are ones to revise the definition of olive oil and enact 'Spay Day' to encourage spaying of animals. But Gov. Jerry Brown and others say that's too many as the state grapples with fiscal crisis. *** Reporting from Sacramento — In addition to addressing the state's $25-billion deficit this year, the Legislature is making time for some other less pressing matters: Caffeinated beer. Spaceships. How to properly describe a dog pound. Proposals on those subjects are among the 2,323 bills lawmakers have introduced this year. Others would revise the definition...
  • Retirement Planning Advice for My 20-Something Son

    02/24/2011 9:55:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    cbs ^ | Friday, February 25, 2011 | Steve Vernon
    Establish smart spending habits. Live like you're poor. How do you do that? Drive your cars into the ground, don't eat out very much, avoid expensive and potentially unhealthy processed foods, buy food in bulk, buy just enough clothes to fit your needs, and use public transportation. ... Use credit cards only as a convenience to avoid carrying cash; limit your credit card spending so that you can easily pay off the balance each month. Make every dollar count with your spending, so you can free up money to invest in the future. Get healthy. One of the best things...
  • Boehner, Pro-Life Advocates Launch Bills to Ban Tax-Funded Abortions

    01/20/2011 9:16:51 AM PST · by julieee · 5 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 20, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Boehner, Pro-Life Advocates Launch Bills to Ban Tax-Funded Abortions Washington, DC -- House Speaker John Boehner and a bipartisan group of pro-life members of Congress held a press conference this morning to launch two bills prohibiting government funding for abortion. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act and the Protect Life Act were officially introduced today. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/20/boehner-pro-life-advocates-launch-bills-to-ban-tax-funded-abortions/
  • Hundreds line up in the cold for help heating homes

    12/02/2010 2:16:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    As metro Atlanta's temperatures grow colder, the demand for heat is, well, heating up. A day after hundreds of people queued up outside a Marietta community center to apply for assistance with heat and power bills, hopeful applicants began lining up again around midnight, waiting in the sub-freezing temperatures for the doors to open Thursday morning. This time, however, officials let those in line come into the Mansour Center on Roswell Street an hour early at 7:30 and get relief from temperatures that dropped to 27 degrees. “We’re freezing,” said Lecher Eady, a Marietta mother who arrived at midnight seeking...
  • Lawmakers Demand Time to Read Bills Before Voting on Them

    09/01/2010 7:06:53 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 27 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/1/2010 | Tom Gantert
    Two GOP state representatives say they are routinely asked to vote on bills that they haven't had a chance to read, a practice they say they want to stop. Reps. Justin Amash, R-Cascade, and Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, co-sponsored a joint resolution requiring a 72-hour review period before any bill can be put up for a vote. "It happens all the time," said Rep. Dave Agema, R-Grandville, of the policy of quick votes with no time to read the legislation. "Everybody is looking at themselves and thinking, 'What in the world is this?' " The bill requiring a three-day waiting...
  • Teen who saved drowning boy faces large medical bills, family says

    08/25/2010 8:16:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 8/24/10 | Vernon Clement Jones
    Say family does not have insurance to pay cost of precautionary check-upThe family of a 17-year-old Zion teen credited with saving a drowning boy on Monday in Kenosha, Wis., say the good deed has unfairly saddled them with more than $2,000 in medical bills. “He did what the lifeguard should have done — Trevor saved the boy,” Nicole Bollinger said Tuesday of her cousin, Trevor Hall. “Now the hospital phones me this morning to say that they’re sending off the bill for Trevor being taken to hospital as a precaution afterwards.
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal signs bills allowing guns in church, changing sex-solicitation penalty

    07/06/2010 9:27:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    nola.com ^ | 7/6/10 | Times-Picayune Staff
    Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law one of the more controversial bills from the recent legislative session, one allowing guns to be carried into houses of worship. Jindal's office said Tuesday the governor acted on the bill in the past few days after receiving it June 20. Including the "gun-in-church" bill, House Bill 1272 by Rep. Henry Burns, R-Haughton, Jindal has signed into law 940 of the 1,067 bills the Legislature sent him, vetoed 12, and used his pen to line-item spending measures in four different budget bills.
  • Illinois Has Stopped Paying Bills Even For Essential Services

    07/05/2010 4:25:43 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 7-5-2010 | Vincent Fernando, CFA
    Illinois Has Stopped Paying Bills Even For Essential Services Vincent Fernando, CFA Jul. 5, 2010, 12:56 AM Image: The White House If California was America's Greece, then Illinois is America's Spain. California's horrid financial situation initially jolted Americans with the notion that a state could fail, and now Illinois is making people realize that California's problems aren't a one-state fluke. New York Times via MSNBC: Even by the standards of this deficit-ridden state, Illinois’s comptroller, Daniel W. Hynes, faces an ugly balance sheet. Precisely how ugly becomes clear when he beckons you into his office to examine his daily briefing...
  • When health care bill's provisions would take effect

    03/22/2010 2:28:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,570+ views
    mcclatchy ^ | 3/22/10 | David Lightman
    WASHINGTON — Here are the effective dates of major provisions of the health care overhaul legislation approved Sunday: WITHIN A YEAR - Would provide a $250 rebate this year to Medicare prescription drug beneficiaries whose initial benefits run out. 90 days after enactment: - Would provide immediate access to high-risk pools for people with no insurance because of pre-existing conditions. Six months after enactment: - Would bar insurers from denying people coverage when they get sick. - Would bar insurers from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions. - Would bar insurers from imposing lifetime caps on coverage. - Would...
  • White House Won't Rule Out That Obama Will Sign Other Bills...That Are Not Put to Yea-or-Nay Votes

    03/18/2010 4:03:58 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 157 replies · 4,605+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/18/2010 | Fred Lucas
    The White House declined on Thursday to rule out that President Barack Obama might sign future legislation, such as an immigration reform measure, that has not been put to a recorded yea-or-nay vote in both houses of Congress. CNSNews.com asked White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs about the possibility of the president doing so because of a prospective lawsuit that Landmark Legal Foundation President Mark Levin has prepared to file against the president if he signs a health care bill that has not been passed by a direct recorded yea-or-nay vote in the House of Representatives. The prospective lawsuit argues that...
  • NFL Coaching News; Cowher meet with Bill; Zorn to be fired on Monday

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