OKLAHOMA CITY — A member of the House leadership said Tuesday that the Republican caucus does not want to hear a bill to remove an exemption on capital gains taxes and expressed doubt that anything more can be done this session to address education funding.“(House Speaker Charles McCall) respects the will of the caucus, but as of yet, to my knowledge, we don’t have any Republican members coming and asking us to hear the capital gains deduction bill,” Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Orlando, said at a Capitol news conference.As part of the negotiations with Democrats to pass House Bill 1010xx, Republicans agreed to increase gross production taxes to 5 percent in exchange for taking no action on capital gains taxes, the assistant majority floor leader said.Pfeiffer said it is untrue that removal of the capital gains exemption would do no harm, saying “it would impact farmers and ranchers from across the state, not to mention anybody who owns property and … [Read more...] about House Republican leader reiterates that capital gains bill will not be heard
0 Comments Unionist anger at republican 'H Block Escape Night' - 'Immoral attempt to profit from violence' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A local unionist councillor has branded a 'H Block Escape Night' featuring a Sinn Fein MLA as an "Immoral attempt to profit from violence." https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/unionist-anger-at-republican-h-block-escape-night-immoral-attempt-to-profit-from-violence-36786044.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article35449067.ece/55524/AUTOCROP/h342/2017-02-14_new_28625324_I1.JPG Email A local unionist councillor has branded a 'H Block Escape Night' featuring a Sinn Fein MLA as an "Immoral attempt to profit from violence." Omagh Ulster Unionist Councillor Chris Smyth described the event, held in Carrickmore on Saturday night, as "the height of immorality". At the event three Maze escapees, well-known republican Bobby Storey, Brendan McFarlane, who headed the escape, and current North Belfast MLA Gerry … [Read more...] about Unionist anger at republican ‘H Block Escape Night’
It’s been a time-tested Democratic attack line: Republicans are going to take away your Medicare, or maybe your Social Security. We gave a variant of the line our 2011 Lie of the Year.Now the talking point has re-emerged, in a March 29 tweet, from Oregon’s Ron Wyden, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee:https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/tulsaworld.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/06/6064442a-161f-5565-b0e6-0e2f7b3a02cf/59d287b938c4b.image.png"#TrumpTax was only the beginning. After giving massive tax giveaways to wealthy & powerful shareholders, Republicans in Congress are plotting to take away Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security."In reality, the notion that congressional Republicans are scheming to "take away" Medicaid, Medicare or Social Security is inaccurate.🚨 #TrumpTax was only the beginning. After giving massive tax giveaways to wealthy & powerful shareholders, Republicans in Congress are plotting to take away Medicare, … [Read more...] about PolitiFact: Do Republicans in Congress want to take away Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid?
0 Comments Man who went on run while facing trial for murder of dissident republican arrested in Spain BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A Dublin man who went on the run 15 months ago while facing trial for the murder of a dissident republican five years ago has been arrested in Spain. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/man-who-went-on-run-while-facing-trial-for-murder-of-dissident-republican-arrested-in-spain-36778559.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36778557.ece/a7e70/AUTOCROP/h342/2017-01-13_new_27776155_I1.JPG Email A Dublin man who went on the run 15 months ago while facing trial for the murder of a dissident republican five years ago has been arrested in Spain. Dean Evans (27) was one of three men charged in connection with the murder of Peter Butterly on March 6, 2013. But days before he was due to face trial in January 2017 Evans disappeared along with his girlfriend. The Special Criminal Court in Dublin issued a warrant for the … [Read more...] about Man who went on run while facing trial for murder of dissident republican arrested in Spain
0 Comments Police attacked with petrol bombs at illegal dissident republican parade in Londonderry BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Police have been pelted with petrol bombs and projectiles at an illegal dissident republican march in Londonderry. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/police-attacked-with-petrol-bombs-at-illegal-dissident-republican-parade-in-londonderry-36766136.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36766682.ece/59deb/AUTOCROP/h342/_2202KS17_2293.jpg Email Police have been pelted with petrol bombs and projectiles at an illegal dissident republican march in Londonderry. The Derry 1916 Commemoration Committee began their march through the Creggan estate to the city’s cemetery at 2pm on Easter Monday. The parade was not listed with the Parades Commission. Ahead of the march police landrovers in the Creggan area were pelted with petrol bombs and bottles as hundreds gathered for the parade. Police were again attacked as the parade … [Read more...] about Police attacked with petrol bombs at illegal dissident republican parade in Londonderry