By State House News Service | June 12, 2019 at 5:55 pm The Legislature voted overwhelmingly in favor today of amending the state constitution to raise income taxes on the wealthy, a first step toward a new tax that supporters say could generate as much as $2 billion in new revenue to spend on transportation and education. House and Senate members voted 147-48 in favor of an amendment (H 86) that would impose a 4 percent surtax on annual income greater than $1 million, well more than the 101 votes needed to advance. While supporters said wealthier residents can afford to help the state invest more in infrastructure and public schools, opponents and business groups have warned that its passage could drive employers out of state. Critics have also cast doubt on revenue estimates. “We’re supposed to be world leaders. You don’t do that if you don’t have an educated workforce,” said Rep. James O’Day, the sponsor of the amendment. “You don’t do … [Read more...] about Millionaire tax passes but long way from 2022 ballot
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Sarah Rahal The Detroit News Published 5:30 PM EST Dec 27, 2018 An animal advocate who cares for others' pets lost her own four dogs and three foster cats in a fire in December, and now she says she'll use her loss to try to prevent similar heartbreak. Alissa Sullivan left her Hazel Park home around 5 p.m. on Dec. 19 to run errands, ready for Christmas, with gifts under the tree for each dog and Christmas cards featuring all four. As she pulled into the parking lot of Trader Joe's in Royal Oak at 8 p.m., her neighbor messaged her on Facebook and said her house was on fire, she said. By the time she returned to her house, in the 43000 block of Hoover, the Fire Department had hoses in her home. Neighbors had gathered around the outside, desperate to see her dogs safely removed from the flames. "I tried to run in, and I was screaming, 'Get my dogs,' " said Sullivan, a Hazel Park councilwoman. "I called my mom first and then I called the city manager to have … [Read more...] about Hazel Park councilwoman loses 7 pets in house fire
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women
Jonathan Lemire Associated Press Published 2:57 p.m. UTC Aug 5, 2018 Lewis Center, Ohio – Embracing his breakneck return to campaign politics, President Donald Trump on Saturday argued that Republicans needed to control Congress by casting the midterms as a referendum on himself. In a raucous rally in a sweltering gymnasium north of Columbus, Ohio, Trump pitched for the GOP candidate up in a special election next week and defiantly questioned the idea that, historically, the party that controls the White House suffers in the midterms, declaring “but I say why?” “Why would there be a blue wave? I think it could be a red wave,” Trump said of his party’s prospects in November. “They want to take away what we’ve given. And we’re doing a lot of things people don’t even know about.” Though boisterous and bellicose, Trump steered clear of the trouble he stirred up the night before when he blasted one of Ohio’s … [Read more...] about Trump casts midterm elections as a personal referendum
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Intersect by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Email the author April 23 at 9:22 AM Email the author Mark Meechan stared at the camera and described the training he had given to his girlfriend’s pug, Buddha. “My girlfriend is always ranting and raving about how cute and adorable her wee dog is,” he said in his Scottish brogue. “And so I thought I would turn him into the least cute thing I could think of, which is a Nazi.” Then Meechan asked the dog the same question, again and again: “Buddha, do you want to gas the Jews?” For two years, the video, which … [Read more...] about He trained a pug to do a Nazi salute for a YouTube video. Now, he’s been fined for a hate crime.