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Swindon Fleet Street centre gets green light

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Luiz wins legal battle against company for using pic of him crying

first_img Loading… Read Also: FA Cup Final: How Chelsea will lineup vs Arsenal after latest injuries He has given away a number of penalties and was sent-off in the first game of Project Restart at Manchester City. But Luiz showed that he is not quite finished yet after putting in a brilliant display as Arsenal beat City in the FA Cup semi-final. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan That World Cup was held on home soil and a whole nation expected their men to go all the way. Had they gone on to beat the eventual winners in that semi-final it would have set up a mouthwatering final against bitter rivals Argentina. Luiz is likely to be in the starting line-up later today as the Gunners take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley. The 33-year-old has been criticised at times this season for several defensive errors that have ended up costing his team. David Luiz has reportedly won a court battle against a construction company that called him “amateur” and used a photo of him crying in one of their adverts. Wemake Construction used the famous image of Luiz crying after Brazil’s 7-1 demolition by Germany in the World Cup semi-final in 2014. The picture of Luiz crying had written next to it: “I just wanted to make my people happy.” Text underneath the image said: “When you hire amateurs to take care of your family’s dream, it is almost certain to be 7 to 1.” Luiz decided to sue the company for misuse of image and moral damage but the claim was originally thrown out. However, after appealing the decision, the Arsenal defender has since been awarded around £4,400 in compensation, according to uol.com. Judges ruled the second time around that the construction company could not have used Luiz’s image without his permission. The semi-final loss to the Germans has gone down as the worst moment in Brazil’s footballing history.Advertisementlast_img read more

Walton Delivers Key Argonaut Win

first_img April 27, 2007Box Score FLORENCE, Ala. – Taren Walton (Pensacola, Fla./Daytona Beach CC) limited North Alabama to one run on two hits as West Florida earned a 2-1 win on Friday at Cox Creek Park. The game was the first of two in a rescheduled double header from Apr. 1. West Florida (29-22, 10-9 GSC) improved to 8-11 in one-run games. North Alabama (31-17, 10-8 GSC) dropped to 6-47 all-time against West Florida.Walton retired the first 12 batters en route to the win. Lindsay Bates recorded the only two hits off of Walton, a fifth inning single and a seventh inning double. It was Walton’s second two-hitter in as many starts. She only allowed two hits in a 1-0 win over West Alabama on Sunday.West Florida scored their two runs in the bottom of the second inning. Julie Carroll (Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Liberty Univ.) led off with a single. Valerie Staub (East Brunswick, N.J./Wallace-Dothan CC) then reached on a fielder’s choice and Ellen Marsh (Ankeny, Iowa/Central Florida CC) walked to load the bases with one out. Melissa Chastang (Saraland, Ala./Satsuma HS) hit a ground ball back to pitcher Sabrina Roberts, who threw home for the potential force out at home. But North Alabama catcher Jessica Liddy dropped the ball, allowing Carroll to score. Ashlee Simpson (Decatur, Ala./Jefferson State CC) followed with an RBI single to give West Florida a 2-0 lead.North Alabama answered with a run in the top of the fifth inning. The Lions put runners at second and third with no outs after a single and an error. Maggi Eades plated a run with a sacrifice fly RBI. But Walton prevented any further damage by retiring the next two hitters.North Alabama put the tying run in scoring position in the top of seventh inning after Lindsay Bates one out double. But Walton struck out Amy Goebel and induced Kendall Miller into a fly out to end the game.Walton (15-8) struck out seven and only walked one in the complete game victory. Roberts (11-8) suffered the loss after allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out four. Simpson recorded her eighth career three-hit gamePrint Friendly Version Walton Delivers Key Argonaut Win Sharelast_img read more

Richard Sallee, 59

first_imgRichard Sallee, 59, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020 at his residence in Greensburg. Born, September 5, 1960 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Leo A. “Ottie” and Ethel Mae (Hammil) Sallee.  Rick was a graduate of Greensburg High School.  He had worked for 25 years at NTN-BCA and then for 12 years at the Greensburg City Street Department.  He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the American Legion. He was married to Roxie McClintic on March 29, 2002 in Greensburg and she survives. He is also survived by one son, Travis Redelman, Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Jarcyn Redelman and Aryan Rice both of Indianapolis; three brothers, David (Angie) Sallee, Greensburg, Daniel “Joe” (Arletta) Sallee, Greensburg, Clifford Sallee and Rita, Milroy; two sisters, Sarah Jane Clark, Greensburg, Christine (Art) Powers, Greensburg; one sister-in-law, Linda Hammil, Greensburg; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Alfred Sallee and Charles Wayne “Tony” Hammil; one brother in law, Robert Clark. Due to the recent public health mandate of limited gatherings, a private graveside service will be held for the immediate family at South Park Cemetery. Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Former FIFA President Blatter calls for Infantino’s suspension

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Blatter faces probe in Switzerland Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has called for the suspension of his successor, Gianni Infantino, by the global football body after criminal proceedings were opened against Infantino in Switzerland.Swiss authorities said on Thursday that proceedings had been launched against the current FIFA boss by a special prosecutor looking into meetings he had with the Swiss Attorney-General, Michael Lauber. Lauber and Infantino have, however, denied any wrongdoing.“For me, the situation is clear that the FIFA ethics committee has to open a case against Mr Infantino and so it has to suspend him,” Blatter, 84, said in a statement to Reuters.FIFA did not immediately reply to a request for comments on Blatter’s statement.Blatter, who was FIFA president for 17 years, himself was suspended and later banned by FIFA’s ethics committee after he became the subject of criminal proceedings in Switzerland in 2015.The investigation is still ongoing and Blatter, who has denied any wrongdoing, has not been charged. It centred on a payment of two million Swiss francs (1.6 million pounds) made in 2011 to then UEFA President Michel Platini with Blatter’s approval.Both Blatter and Platini have insisted the payment was for work the Frenchman had done a decade earlier.Blatter was banned for eight years, but the sentence was reduced to six on appeal, and Platini also for eight years, and reduced to four.Platini also denied any wrongdoing.The FIFA ethics committee is divided into an investigatory and an adjudicatory chamber, which since 2017 have been headed by Colombian Maria Claudia Rojas and Greek Vassilios Skouris respectively. They replaced Swiss Cornel Borbely and German Hans-Joachim Eckert who were ousted when the decision-making FIFA Council decided not to renew their mandates.Reuters/NAN.Tags: FIFAgianni infantinoMichael LauberSepp Blatterlast_img read more

GSA Eagles Remain on Top In Class C Softball Rankings

first_img Latest Posts Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admincenter_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 ELLSWORTH — Two of the hottest teams in Eastern Maine Class C softball can be found right here in Hancock County.Righthander Tashia Daley has returned to the pitcher’s circle for the Sumner Tigers after recovering from knee surgery. Daley made her debut at Blue Hill last week, striking out 10 batters in a 6-5 loss.—HUGH BOWDENThe high-flying George Stevens Academy Eagles have boosted their record to 7-1, thanks in no small part to the standout pitching of righthander Lydia Clapp.The Eagles are well ahead of the rest of the field at the top of this week’s Eastern Maine Class C standings.Close behind GSA in record are the 6-1 Sumner Tigers, whose only loss so far was 6-5 in extra innings last week to GSA at Blue Hill.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Tigers are ranked only 10th in the Class C standings, but likely improved their position with wins on Monday over Narraguagus and Tuesday against Orono. In Class B, the Bucksport Golden Bucks are 4-3 after Tuesday’s 10-6 loss to the Old Town Coyotes and are ranked fifth.Also in Class B, the 2-6 Ellsworth Eagles got their first wins last week, taking both ends of a doubleheader with Caribou; but those wins are not reflected in the standings, which show Ellsworth as 0-4 and ranked at the bottom.The 3-4 Mount Desert Island Trojans are wrongly listed at 2-5 and are shown as 13th in Class B.In Class D, the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners are off to a slow 1-3 start. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Tipp cyclist to lead team in Tour of Qatar

first_imgHaving notched up a 4th place in the Trofeo Playa de Palma in Mallorca last weekend the Bora – Argon 18 rider will lead his team in the Tour of Qatar.The 6 stage event starts on Sunday and will see the 24 year old rub shoulders with Peter Sagan of the Tinkoff – Saxo team, Giants Marcel Kittell and Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins.Bennett will be hoping to show his sprinting prowess in a race which is normally decimated by strong crosswinds.last_img

The Lakers look within for improvement after trade deadline passes

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThat approach is consistent with a season-long narrative about the Western Conference-leading Lakers (38-12), that they get along, that they’re focused and serious and concentrated on winning above all else. But it does little to quash a crawling sense around the deadline that other contenders, including the Clippers, Heat and Rockets, did more to bolster their odds.There’s also a cold, underlying truth to the Lakers’ bet on themselves: They need some of the cast they kept to deliver a little more than they’ve been giving.The bottom line of winning has kept the team and fanbase happy. It’s hard to argue with No. 1. But there are issues, raised again in Thursday night’s loss to Houston, that the Lakers haven’t finished addressing as the focus shifts ahead toward tinkering for a postseason run.Some rhetorical issues of unrest: How is a roster built to emphasize 3-point shooting hovering just above league average (36.1 percent) on the season? How is a roster built to emphasize length just an average defensive rebounding team (72.9 percent, No. 16)? On a team where staggering stars theoretically insulates you from drop-off, why is LeBron James the only Laker who thrives even when he flies solo?No team is perfect, and no team ends a season by resolving every question. But some of these have been notable shortcomings in the season’s biggest losses. And with no moves yet to address them, the Lakers have to hope answers come from within. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions The shooting might be the most pressing, particularly coming off a night when the Lakers made more shots (45 to 43) than the Rockets but made 10 fewer 3-pointers. The Lakers’ season-long average is slight ahead of most of the league, but nearly every guard on the Lakers roster – including Danny Green, Avery Bradley, Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook and Troy Daniels – has seen his 3-point shooting dip from last season. Indeed, those five guards are shooting below their career averages (only Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has a better 3-point average than last year).That defies the conventional wisdom that James’ teams are bolstered by his passing, which has made him the top assist-man in the league. The Lakers are elite among the NBA’s catch-and-shoot teams (38.4 percent, 7th overall), but just average in 3-point attempts that are wide open: They’re hitting 38 percent according to NBA tracking data, which is 17th among NBA teams.The other pressing matter lately that’s been curdling unrest is the lack of a second ball-handler, which helps explain some of the discrepancies for when James is on the court. The Lakers have outscored opponents by 409 points when he’s on the floor and been outscored by 50 points when he sits. No other member of the Lakers has this much sway in the team’s play: The Lakers have outscored opponents by at least 100 points when every other player has sat out.The Lakers’ top 10 five-man lineups sorted by net rating that have played at least 25 minutes all have James in them. But opponents such as the Rockets and Clippers have seen some late-game success by pressuring the ball out of James’ hands, wearing him down as the game as gone on. Rajon Rondo has been a divisive back-up option, offering playmaking but appearing to carry a net drag on the team when he subs in (plus-1.7 net rating when he plays versus plus-9.0 rating when he sits).Related Articlescenter_img LOS ANGELES — For all the talk, the spinning blades of the rumor mill that capture the attention of the NBA for weeks on end, within the Lakers’ walls, there seemed to be at least some sense of stability.In the days before Thursday’s trade deadline, players and coaches alike skirted past the possibility that the roster would be shaken up. Anthony Davis and Danny Green suggested specifically that they expected Kyle Kuzma, the subject of the most rampant speculation, would be staying on.As the deadline slid past without movement for the Lakers, the team looked back on it with a blasé attitude“I don’t think any of our guys really had any strong reason to believe that’s something that would happen,” Coach Frank Vogel said. “We felt and we’ve said all along, we like our team, thinking about what we have going doing the stretch with this group.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error That’s why Jeanie Buss’ public invitation to have Darren Collison – a retired point guard who just might come back into the league – drew so much attention. Collison used to play for Vogel in Indiana, and his play-making (5 apg) and outside shooting (39.4 percent) have been strengths in his career. Assuming the Lakers are willing to open a roster spot, Collison represents an intriguing option to fill those particular gaps.Still, the confidence is high within the locker room, as one might expect from a team that’s generally been winning. They’ve found answers within before, the Lakers have said, and they can continue to do it down the stretch.“I believe in this group,” Green said. “I know the pieces we have are good enough, so we just got to figure out our rotations, chemistry, rhythm and matchups and adjustments.”For their playoff sakes, the Lakers had better hope so. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more

Hoffman: Higher taxes may have worsened our current economic downturn

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The following is a newsletter written by Kyle Hoffman, House Representative District 116…Turnaround and beyondKyle HoffmanWith the February 23 Turnaround Day behind us, the day when bills passed by either chamber are sent over to the other chamber for review and possible passage, both chambers are continuing to hold hearings and work the other chamber’s bills.  But as the weeks pass, more and more time is being spent on the floor of the House debating bills in anticipation of the end of regular session on March 25.It is truly an honor and privilege to represent you here in Topeka. Please remember bills and other helpful information can be easily accessed through the legislature’s website at www.kslegislature.com.Budget and tax — Last week the Governor signed into law SB 161 which makes changes to the FY2016 and FY2017 budgets we passed before leaving for Turnaround and brings those budgets into balance.In the last six years, I have seen the ups and downs of revenues and spending; overall we have been successful in keeping the rate of government spending growth to a minimum.  As shown in the graph, the last several years spending per year has only increased around 1.8% instead of the much higher rates seen in the past. Even with the adjustments made in SB161, state general fund spending is scheduled to increase by just short of 1% in FY2016 and around 1.4% in FY2017 when compared to FY2015.  I will acknowledge that if revenues continue to miss the estimates, in the future those numbers will have to change, that is why we gave the governor the authority to make those necessary changes without being forced to make across the board cuts to all programs.As far as revenues are concerned, here is a little information I hope you will find helpful.  At the end of February, tax receipts were 79.6 million below expectations, but we were still 43.5 million or 1.2% above the year to date revenues compared to this time last year.  The problem is that we are a far cry from the 282.2 million that the revenue estimators projected we would be above last year’s revenues by this time in the fiscal year.  Not a good revenue picture when trying to balance a budget.The Kansas economy (as well as the U.S. and world economy) is very stagnant right now. Our main Kansas industries; Agriculture, Oil and Gas, and Aviation, are all struggling.  We all see this in our local economies and it is no different at the state level.  Although many want to blame tax cuts on our budget problems, the reality is that downward economic pressures are causing the biggest problems.  Would we have more money coming in if we hadn’t cut taxes, possibly, but we also don’t know how much the higher taxes might have worsened our current economic downturn, possibly bringing in less revenue?While 70 percent of the tax reduction went to individuals, the elimination of income tax on S Corp, LLC, and sole proprietors has gotten the most attention, good and bad.  Evidence does show that by allowing more money for investment and attempting to give small businesses the same advantage as C Corporations to retain earnings without tax for future investment, the policy has caused business growth and that there are many completely new taxpayers in Kansas who are operating as an LLC; unfortunately, there is other evidence that simply points to tax avoidance by some that has little economic benefit for the state.If an LLC is taxed as a partnership, then under federal law the partnership can not pay wages to the partners. A sole proprietor can not pay wages to the owner. However, all the profits from the LLC and Sole Prop are considered earned income. But since it is not a wage, it is not subject to Kansas income tax.  To that end, this exemption is being examined by both the House and the Senate this year with HB2444 and SB508.With all these factors in mind, we continue work to appropriate the money paid in by hard-working Kansans to fund the government as fairly and efficiently as possible.KPERSFour years ago, KPERS was only 56.4 percent funded, which was considered extremely underfunded and hovering around insolvency.  Many factors caused this underfunding, but a key factor was that employer contributions since 2004 averaged only $224.4 million per year, millions of dollars under the suggested actuarial rate.  In 2011 we made a commitment to put the system back on solid footing.  KPERS is now 67% funded, and the average employer contribution since 2012 has been over $387 million per year, over $100 million more per year.  KPERS is now out of the bankruptcy zone due to those investments and on its way to being considered fully funded within the next 20 years.Because of this funding commitment, we protected KPERS payments from any across-the-board cuts in SB161, while giving some flexibility for cash flow purposes at the end of the fiscal year. This cash-flow tool will be available if the state bank account goes below $100 million and will allow the Governor to delay the final state payment to KPERS in FY2016.  If the Governor uses this option, the payment must be made up in the first three months of FY2017—plus 8 percent interest, furthermore, the bill clarifies that the KPERS payment scheduled for the beginning of FY2017 cannot be delayed, assuring that all payments will be current by the end of the first quarter in September of this year.  It is important to reiterate that KPERS funds are protected by IRS rules and cannot be borrowed once they are paid into the KPERS system, we have simply allowed for the employer payment to be delayed for a couple of months.  Also the director of KPERS, Alan Conroy, has stated repeatedly that delaying the payment will not change any pension payments to retirees or jeopardize the stability of the system.I am proud of the work we have done on KPERS in the last several years, it has been a priority of this legislature to safeguard the pension system for those in the system now and into the future.Guantanamo BayFor years, President Obama has sought to close the Guantanamo Naval Base detention facility and move the terrorist detainees to U.S. soil. A recent plan suggested placing detainees in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The administration sent a Pentagon team to Fort Leavenworth to evaluate the facility as one where terrorists could be housed. In response, the House debated and passed HCR5024 urging the President to obey U.S. law and abandon transferring the detainees to Fort Leavenworth.Fort Leavenworth is not equipped with the necessary measures to hold the highly dangerous detainees and we heard testimony from military officials that our very successful Foreign Officer War College housed at the facility would be in jeopardy if the transfer took place.  The areas surrounding Fort Leavenworth would also be unprepared as they do not have in place adequate law enforcement or emergency response resources to properly keep citizens safe if a dangerous situation arises.Although not binding, the resolution gave our state a voice in rejecting the President’s plan and gave our federal delegation more direction in the matter.Pages and VisitorsPages for the session. This week, I enjoyed sponsoring three pages from South Barber Jr. High —Adrienne, Takira, and Trevor.  I hope they had as much fun during the day as I did visiting with them.  Thanks for coming.Would your Jr/Sr. High student like to be a page for a day at the Capitol? Please call, so we can work out a date that works for you. Along with paging on the House floor, they will get a guided tour of the beautifully restored Capitol and their picture with the Governor; please contact Hosanna, my office assistant, at 785-296-7643, if you are interested.Visitors to the Capitol. If you are coming to Topeka, I look forward to seeing you. I would ask that you let my office know if you are attending a conference in Topeka so that I can make every effort to attend.I’m also always happy to arrange a time to meet with you individually.Not able to come to Topeka? Please feel free to contact me anytime; I’m always interested in discussing your thoughts on what you’re hearing around the district.  It’s very helpful for me when I have reliable feedback.Contact InformationMy office is 481-W, State Capitol Building, Topeka KS 66612Tel # 785-296-7643 or 800-432-3924; email kyle.hoffman@house.ks.gov.My district mailing address is 1318 Avenue T, Coldwater, KS 67029, Tel # 620-582-2217As always, I welcome your comments as I work through this session.  I want to thank you for this opportunity and I consider representing you a great honor.Please feel free to forward this newsletter to your neighbors in District 116.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +9 Vote up Vote down Native Kansan · 229 weeks ago Rep. Hoffman finally admits the state has a real revenue problem: …”The real problem is that we are a far cry from the 282.2 million that the revenue estimators projected we would be above last year’s revenue by this time in the fiscal year. Not a good revenue picture when trying to balance a budget”. But he is still in denial that eliminating tax cuts for 330,000 LLC’s is causing the state’s revenue loss: …”Although many want to blame tax cuts on our budget problems,the reality is that downward economic pressures are causing the biggest problems.Would we have more money coming in if we hadn’t cut taxes, possibly, but we also don’t know how much the higher taxes might have worsened our current economic downturn, possibly bringing in less revenue?”. Our state representative in Topeka is now telling us he had and continues to have no idea what is actually affecting the state’s loss of revenue and is just guessing at the causes. Not a confidence builder for those of us who are actually concerned about our state’s financial woes and the harmful affect it is having on our state. The Kansas Department of Revenue news release, dated March 1, 2016, said: “Total tax receipts for the fiscal year through February are, 3.6 billion or 84.2 million below estimates.” Hoffman acknowledged if revenues continue to fall they have given the governor authority to makes cuts–what he doesn’t tell us is the governor can now make cuts to almost any part of the budget before the end of the year. Lawmakers gave the governor this authority and in an election year know they can tell their constituents it’s the governor’s fault–an easy out for them. But those of us who are represented by Hoffman will feel the consequences of the budget cuts because of the affect it has on state institutions and services that will affect all of our our lives on a daily basis. Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg · 229 weeks ago Seems like Hoffy forgot to bring up the borrowing of one billion dollars to invest the money to shore up KPERS. That money has to be repaid, the state might get a little money made off of the loan but the interest money charged on the loan and the loaned money still have to be paid back. And if the way Hoffy says the national economy is doing, we’z doomed. One thing that people should look at is an article in the Topeka paper of a bill designed to fast-track sale of ‘surplus’ state property by Pastor Sam. Saturday to fresh evidence the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback may sell high-value real estate to help keep state government afloat. A bill alive in a Senate budget committee would establish rules for hiring a private company to identify and market “surplus” government property, including state hospitals for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled. Instead of following Kansas law and sending a majority of the money from surplus property sales to the beleaguered state pension system, most receipts from these transactions would go to the severely depleted state treasury. So it seems like Mr Hoffy is right out lying about the state doing fine. And the garage sale begins. I wonder what Sammy wants for the turnpike? I’ll go 2 million above the highest bidder. Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 229 weeks ago My state income tax has gone down the last couple years. Thank you! Now if only we could get the local government to understand that the more they cut taxes, the more money we spend! Thus more taxes…er….”revenue”. Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 229 weeks ago Here is what I would do. Plain and simple. I would make each registered LLC pay a flat annual tax to operate. You say there are 330,000 LLC’s in Kansas? Each LLC is to pay $1,000 operational tax annually. That generates 330 million dollars a year. If $1000.00 in taxes hurts your business that much then you probably shouldn’t be in business anyway. This will ensure it does not drive companies away and take a significant percentage of their income. By doing this you actually stimulate the economy and lower taxes for the majority. Lets not even get into legalizing marijuana as that would generate a multitude of additional revenue as well. Clearly you can see that even without legalizing marijuana its just basic math that solves the problem. JustMe your state income tax would go down even more and we would be able to fund our schools better and work on paying down that KPERS loan. Although I do estimate the KPERs loan could be solely paid off by marijuana taxation over a period of 7-15 years. Report Reply 1 reply · active 229 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 229 weeks ago My state income tax may go down more, but I would have to close down my business due to your new LLC tax. There goes taxes paid by my one employee, the sales tax I generate and the cash flow to the local business I use for inventory. Thanks. Grand idea. Thanks. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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Grassley calls on House again to pass USMCA

first_imgWASHINGTON — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican, is calling on House Democrats to “be reasonable” and “act quickly” to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement before the week is out.“The agreement would create hundreds of thousands of jobs,” Grassley says. “The agreement would help raise wages for Americans. The agreement would be particularly beneficial for Iowa farmers and the state’s overall economy.” It’s been more than a year since the leaders of the three nations signed the agreement, but it still needs Congressional approval.Grassley says a compromise is close. “But I am worried that if a deal cannot be reached by the end of this week, the USMCA will not be ratified this year,” he says. Grassley says the scope of the trade deal is far-reaching, and for example would pump a $30 billion investment into the auto industry, while also bringing a significant boost to farmers.“It gets our agricultural dairy products into Canada, a place they’ve been practically banished under NAFTA,” Grassley says. “It’s been very difficult to get our quality wheat into Canada. That will be helped.” Grassley met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi four months ago and he says she was very much in favor of ratifying the USMCA.Some critics say the Democrat-led House is dragging its feet on the agreement in order to keep the Trump Administration from claiming it as a victory. “There’s a lot of things you could put in the category of the Democrats not wanting the president to have a win, but I don’t think this would be one of them,” Grassley says. “On the other hand, I think voters would hold the Democrats accountable if they don’t act.”Grassley says passage of the trade deal would be much larger than any one political party, saying it needs to be delivered for the benefit of the American people.last_img read more