The government's attempt to push through controversial voter ID laws before the next election now hangs on a handful of crossbenchers. Labor and the Greens are strongly opposed to the laws, which have been described as racist and discriminatory. The government now needs the support of One Nation, which has announced a boycott on government bills unless the government moves to block states imposing vaccine mandates. It would also need the support of either Jacqui Lambie or Centre Alliance's Stirling Griff. Today on Please Explain, political reporter Katina Curtis joins Bianca Hall to discuss the controversial proposals, which must pass the Senate by next week if they're to take effect at the next election. Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Religious leaders have cautiously welcomed the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill whilst also voicing their disappointment that certain protections have been dropped.
Police are investigating a double homicide in Acworth; Cobb's jail is taking in Fulton County inmates to help with overcrowding; Proposed redistricting map has led to reactions. #CobbCounty #Georgia #LocalNews - - - The Marietta Daily Journal Podcast is local news for Marietta, Kennesaw, Smyrna, and all of Cobb County. Subscribe today, so you don't miss an episode! MDJOnline Register Here for your essential digital news. Find additional episodes of the MDJ Podcast here. This Podcast was produced and published for the Marietta Daily Journal and MDJ Online by BG Ad Group on 11-19-2021 For advertising inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
(Nov 19, 2021) The APA met yesterday and even though it wasn't on the agenda, people had a lot to tell them about a proposed granite quarry in the park. Also: A Saint Regis Mohawk tribal chief speaks at a White House summit.
If you ever suspect that a deal seems too good to be true, be careful - you're probably right. In this episode, Shawn Winslow shares a story about a juicy investment that quickly turned into a nightmare and another one about a laundry room where people did more than just washing their clothes. Stay tuned to learn a cool trick to connect with experienced investors and how to evaluate your potential transactions. Key takeaways to listen for Is it possible to have time AND money? What types of commercial real estate are available? Where to find a mentor and how to reach out to them Proposed tax changes you should pay attention to What is the 1% rule for investment properties? Resources mentioned in this episode Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! FAKE: Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets: How Lies Are Making the Poor and Middle Class Poorer About Shawn Winslow Shawn Winslow is the founder and Managing Partner of Greenbriar Capital Group. He has an aptitude for investing in multifamily apartments, providing his clients with significant passive income and generational wealth creation. His passion is helping his investors achieve financial freedom by reducing their dependency on conventional income and investments such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds so they can pursue their own dreams. In addition to pursuing attractive risk-adjusted returns for his investors, Shawn strives to enhance the life of every tenant, team member, and individual that comes into contact with Greenbriar and its partners. Connect with Shawn Website: www.greenbriarcg.com Instagram: @shawnowins Facebook: Shawn Winslow LinkedIn: Shawn Winslow YouTube: Shawn Winslow E-mail: email@example.com Connect with Leigh Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or in the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram or on Twitter or any social networks by clicking here. Subscribe to Leigh's other podcast Real Estate From The Rooftops! Sponsor Start your free, all-access trial today. There's no credit card required. For a limited time, Follow Up Boss is doubling the free trial for CSIRE listeners—that's a full 30 days to see how Follow Up Boss helps you close more deals. LINK: Followupboss.com/crazy
12th Ward Ald. George Cardenas joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why he’s introducing an ordinance for the city to purchase the Chicago Bears and sell those shares to fans as a way to keep the team in the city. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 […]
From the BBC World Service: Speaking at a summit in Singapore, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said that at the start of 2022, the Biden administration is likely to start building out an economic framework for the Indo-Pacific region. And, a BBC investigation found two of the world’s most wanted cyber-crime suspects appear to be living luxurious lifestyles in Russia, despite the Kremlin’s claims it doesn’t shelter hackers.
From the BBC World Service: Speaking at a summit in Singapore, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said that at the start of 2022, the Biden administration is likely to start building out an economic framework for the Indo-Pacific region. And, a BBC investigation found two of the world’s most wanted cyber-crime suspects appear to be living luxurious lifestyles in Russia, despite the Kremlin’s claims it doesn’t shelter hackers.
Of God, Climate, and Countries (00:00) Intro and T-Shirts (03:09) Sean discusses his article in The Radical Secular Journal titled "God Doesn't Matter." The irrelevancy of God. The moral collapse of the "New Atheists." Further defining the Conservative Moral Hierarchy. The significance of calling oneself an "atheist." (20:31) Joe and Sean debunk the right-wing psyop from Peter Boghossian and Michael Shellenberger, labeling progressive politics, including climate change activism, as a "Woke Religion." We break this chart down in detail, and expose the lies and bad faith in the graphic "Woke Religion: A Taxonomy." (59:38) The difficult tension between the need to maintain optimism, and the widespread sense of impending climate doom. The generational anger young people feel at older generations who've benefited from burning carbon, and are now failing to either deliver corrective action, or share the wealth. (01:05:34) The difficulty in getting wealthy countries to pay the bill for climate mitigation for poorer countries. (01:08:40) The economic consequences of the transition away from carbon, including stranded fossil-fuel assets. The coastal real estate problem. We need a strong economy to build out the renewable energy infrastructure, with the wealthy, the largest corporations, and governments on board. (01:17:31) The climate impact on young people, especially young girls. The relationship of climate injustice to the "free market" and the conservative moral hierarchy. (01:24:58) Proposed solutions and who will pay? Living standards can't help but be impacted. Gas prices will be impacted. We have to bite the bullet and go through this transition. Had we acted in the 80s or 90s, it would have been much cheaper and much less difficult. (01:36:50) Summing up the stakes of the situation. Wrapup and outro. _______________________________________ Show Notes: https://www.theradicalsecular.com/journal/god-doesnt-matter ("God Doesn't Matter" by Sean Prophet) https://www.salon.com/2021/06/05/how-the-new-atheists-merged-with-the-far-right-a-story-of-intellectual-grift-and-abject-surrender/ ("Godless grifters: How the New Atheists merged with the far right" by Phil Torres) https://michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/why-wokeism-is-a-religion (Taxonomy Of Woke Religion) https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/11/08/cop26-girls-education-climate-weather/ (How climate change is disproportionately affecting girls in low-income countries) https://news.yahoo.com/us-and-china-sign-agreement-to-work-together-on-climate-change-200031637.html (U.S. and China sign agreement to work together on climate change) https://theconversation.com/climate-scientists-concept-of-net-zero-is-a-dangerous-trap-157368 (Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trap) https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/interactive/2021/greenhouse-gas-emissions-pledges-data/ (Countries' climate pledges built on flawed data, Post investigation finds) _______________________________________ https://www.patreon.com/theradicalsecular (Patreon) https://www.theradicalsecular.com/ (Website) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @radical_secular https://www.facebook.com/theradicalsecular (Facebook) Twitter: @RadicalSecular https://the-radical-secular.captivate.fm/ (Podcast) All standard podcast venues: Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon, Gaana, Saavn
Today we are recording with: Marcus Strange - Montana Wildlife Federation John Sullivan - Montana BHA Chair / Volunteer Andrew Posewitz - Hardcore Montana Elk Hunter We are discussing Montana elk tag allocation. Proposed changes that will take tags away from the general tag hunter and how to navigate the possibility of Montana elk hunting going towards a similar model that New Mexico has in place! Here are links to Montana FWP Commissioners and Commission Meetings: https://fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/commission Here is the agenda for upcoming FWP Commission meeting. As you can see they will be dealing with a lot of issues, including crossbows in archery-only season, grizzly bear relocation, and new 454 agreements providing elk tags to landowners in exchange for access. https://fwp.mt.gov/about-fwp/news/commissionagendas/2021/october-28-2021-commission-meeting Marcus: https://www.instagram.com/marcus.strange/ Montana Wildlife Federation https://www.instagram.com/mtwildlife/ https://montanawildlife.org/ https://www.facebook.com/MontanaWildlife Check out the lineup for the 2022 ElkShape Camp Season! We just launched our Early Bird prices: eScouting with Mark Livesay Broadhead tuning with Ironwill Bill Mental Preparedness with me Elk vocalizations with Dirk Durham Shot Process with Joel Turner Backcountry medicine with Jimmy Kits Fiscal fitness with Jeff Bynum SIGN UP FOR ELKSHAPE CAMP 2022 Listeners of the ElkShape Podcast Exclusives: The Elk Collective - $25 off our Digital Elk Hunting Course - elkshapepodcast Wilderness Athlete 30% off your first purchase, discount code elkshape30 Vortex Wear - elkshape - 20% off Apparel Pnuma Outdoors - elkshape20 - 20% off first order Bakcou eBikes - elkshape - $300 off any bike order Northwest Retention Systems - elkshape - ElkShape Scout Model Only - free shipping & handling, 5 Day Lead Time Eastman's TagHub - elkshape15 - 15% off membership Black Ovis - elkshape - 10% off (some exclusions apply) Black Rifle Coffee Company - elkshape - 15% off onXhunt - elkshape - 20% off Elite Membership Buck Knives Spypoint Trail Cameras Sheep Feet - elkshape - 10% off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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There are a couple of women on The Bert Show (Kristin and Cassie) who dated their boyfriends for well over 8 years before they got married, and we know long relationships like this aren't uncommon, but we've never heard of something like THIS before. Sure, we've heard of drawing a line in the sand and giving an ultimatum if you're not proposed to by a certain date, but this woman, after dating her boyfriend for 8 years with no proposal...decided to sue him! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/the-bert-show.
Crystal sits down with Amy Sundberg to walk through how the Seattle City budget process works as well as how and when to get involved in making your vision of the future a reality. Note: This episode was recorded in late September and references parts of the process that have already happened. A key opportunity to provide public comment happens this week on Wednesday, November 10th at 5:30p so listen up and then make your voice heard! As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Find the host, Crystal Fincher on Twitter at @finchfrii. Subscribe to Notes from the Emerald City and follow Amy on Twitter at @amysundberg. More info is available at officialhacksandwonks.com. Resources Notes from the Emerald City - newsletter on Seattle government and policy: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/amysundberg Converge Media - Budget School: https://www.whereweconverge.com/post/understanding-the-city-of-seattle-budget-converge-media-launches-budget-school Seattle City Council - Budget Process: http://www.seattle.gov/council/issues/past-issues/budget-process Seattle City Council - Sign up for Public Comment (opens 2 hours before start of public comment period): https://www.seattle.gov/council/committees/public-comment “Seattle mayor proposes increasing police staffing in 2022 budget” by David Kroman from Crosscut: https://crosscut.com/news/2021/09/seattle-mayor-proposes-increasing-police-staffing-2022-budget Mayor Durkan's Proposed 2022 Budget: https://www.seattle.gov/city-budget-office/budget-archives/2022-proposed-budget Solidarity Budget: https://www.seattlesolidaritybudget.com/ Transcript [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington state through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening and what you can do about it. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com and in our episode notes. Today, we're thrilled to be joined once again by Amy Sundberg, author of Notes From the Emerald City and co-chair of the Seattle Committee of People Power Washington - Police Accountability. Thanks for joining us again, Amy. [00:00:51] Amy Sundberg: It's great to be here. [00:00:53] Crystal Fincher: Well, I am excited to have you here once again. We have spoken about the excellent newsletter that you have - your coverage consistently of City Council meetings, City meetings and hearings, and your live tweets, and recaps in your newsletter - which is an excellent resource for people who are looking to follow civic processes in the City of Seattle. Today, I'm excited to talk about the budget, which most people generally are not excited to talk about - the budget. But it's actually a really big deal. And that process is just kicking off here in the City of Seattle. And this is super consequential because it affects everything. This is how we determine what gets spent on what, who gets what and where and how, and who doesn't. And there's a lot involved with it - there's a lot of confusion. Because of that, a lot of people typically don't engage. And so I thought it'd be helpful to do this show today, just to give people an overview of what the budget is, how it's composed, just what's going on with it right now, and how they can get involved if they're looking to make a difference in the issues that they care about. And with that, I guess I would just start off by asking, what is the budget? What does it fund? How is it composed? [00:02:12] Amy Sundberg: Yeah. So I also am excited to talk about the budget today. Because you're right, it is very consequential. It makes a huge difference in individual's lives, which is something I think can get kind of lost in the weeds. But it does really impact every one of us who live in Seattle. So the budget, I mean, it is in many ways similar to a household budget that you might have for your own finances - in that it tracks what revenues the City is bringing in and then it tracks the expenditures - how that money is going to be spent over the course of a year. This budget that we're talking about will be for next year - 2022 - and it's a total of $6.6 billion. But only about $1.5 billion of that is in the General Fund, which is most of what the budget process is regarding - still a lot of money though. [00:03:17] Crystal Fincher: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. [00:03:19] Amy Sundberg: And it funds a lot of the services that we enjoy here in Seattle. And I'm just going to give you a - [00:03:27] Crystal Fincher: And some we don't. [00:03:28] Amy Sundberg: And some we don't. Yeah. Some we might not agree with - exactly. So it covers everything from transportation - so that's public transit, building and maintenance of roads, bridges, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, safety features. Funds libraries, one of my personal favorites. It funds parks and recreation. Homelessness services, including both shelter options and wraparound services - childcare assistance, food assistance, rental assistance, developing more affordable housing in our city. A small budget for arts and culture. A lot of offices - so the Office of Construction and Inspections, the Office of Planning and Community Development, the Office of Civil Rights. A lot of administration - so all of the City employees who work to run all of these offices. Public safety, and that isn't just the police department - that's also the fire department, that's 911 dispatch, that's the Office of Emergency Management, Seattle Municipal Court, the City Attorney's Office, and any alternate responses. So all of that is covered by the budget and more. [00:04:55] Crystal Fincher: Okay. And so that's a lot. And a lot of times, one of the questions that I've heard frequently is, "Okay, well, if you've got $6 billion and it's a huge number. If the Office of Arts and Culture is asking for this tiny amount, why can't you just move some money over here, over there?" Can you just take money from one department and give it to another? How does the budget work? How does the General Fund work? [00:05:26] Amy Sundberg: So the reason I specify that only a $1.5 billion was in the General Fund is because that's basically what the Councilmembers are deciding what to spend during this budget process. A lot of that other money is already allocated, and it's not allowed to be spent for anything else. Some of that is because it's - I mean, it comes from various taxes. And as part of those taxes, there was an agreement that it would be spent only on certain things. And part of it is because certain fees that you might pay will go back to fund whatever department they came from. So if you pay a parking ticket, that's going to go back into the Department of Transportation, and that's the only place that money can go. Or if you pay a park fee to rent out a picnic area, that's going to go right back into Parks. So a lot of the money is tied up in various ways. And one of the biggest examples of that is utilities - Seattle Light and also the Public Utilities. They generate a lot of revenue - from your electricity bill - and that's put right back into their budget, so that's not available for other uses. [00:06:44] Crystal Fincher: So some money comes with - by law - with strings attached. You can't decide to spend it in a different way. Some money comes with no strings attached. That no strings attached money is the General Fund. And that is where the conversation centers at times like now, when we just heard that the mayor announced what her budget was. Really, when they're talking about more money for this, less money for this, it is really in that $1.5 billion allocated to the general fund. [00:07:14] Amy Sundberg: Exactly. And the budget that just came out this week - that's the mayor's proposed budget. So she's put together kind of a proposal - she's talked to all of these City departments that I was talking about and heard kind of what they need, what they've been spending. And there's a Budget Office of the City that looks through all these things, thinks about what the priorities are, and puts together this proposed budget - that then is transmitted to the City Council to review and consider. [00:07:46] Crystal Fincher: So let's talk more about the process that is just kicking off now. The mayor proposes a budget - what happens between, "Okay, now this budget is proposed" and when a budget is approved and money starts getting spent? [00:08:05] Amy Sundberg: So it is a about eight week process to approve next year's budget. And it's supposed to be done - I think by law it has to be done by early December. But we're expecting it to be done the Monday before Thanksgiving. So exactly eight weeks. And basically, the Council will go through an eight week deliberative process about the budget. Built into that process are lots of opportunities for the public to weigh in on what their priorities might be. And we can talk about that a little bit more later. But also they - so right now this week, we're going through and having presentations from different City departments - to kind of hear about this proposed budget and why it is the way it is, and what these departments were thinking about in terms of these dollars being spent. After that, we go into Issue Identification. So that's when kind of Councilmembers flag different areas that they want to dig deeper into to see what the impacts might be, different investments they might want to make, things they might not want to spend as much money on, and get a lot of analysis from their Central staff. Then they propose some amendments to the proposed budget and they discuss those amendments. And eventually the Committee Chair, who is Councilmember Mosqueda, creates a Balancing Package. So what that is - is basically, she's kind of looking at these conversations they've been having, and looking at Issue Identification, looking at the amendments that they've been discussing, and she tries to find all the areas in which they have a general consensus as a Council in terms of how they want the money to be spent - what they can all agree on pretty easily. And that will all go into this Balancing Package. And it has to be balanced - so it has to - it can't be - you can't spend more than you have. Then there's another round of amendments and they have to have at least three Councilmembers who will sign on to each of these amendments so that you don't get any - basically to save time so that there's not tons of amendments that only one Councilmember is going to support and have no chance of actually making it into the budget. They vote on those amendments, they vote on the whole package in Committee, and then it moves to the Full Council where they do the final vote. And it's important to remember that that final vote on the budget has to be passed by a three-quarters vote, which is not true of most legislation that goes through City Council. So seven out of nine Councilmembers have to vote to approve the budget in order for it to move forward. [00:11:14] Crystal Fincher: Okay. That's good to know. And that is different than most other stuff, like you just said. And FYI, I mean, this is a lot of detail - it's a complicated process. You are doing an excellent job breaking it down for us in a way that the average person can digest. And I should mention, we're talking about the budget - Converge Media has a very detailed multi-hour series that really gets into the granular detail of the entire budget process. But wanted to just give people, here right now, the opportunity to get an idea of what the overall process is to make it easier to understand and engage with if you want to. Okay. So we're at the point where we understand the timeline. It actually sounds like it's important to get involved earlier in the process so that if you see an area in the budget that looks concerning to you, you can communicate with your Councilmembers, flag that as something that you feel is a major concern. Hopefully, get at least three Councilmembers who are willing to say, "Yeah, what is currently down on paper does not look good to me. Let's actually hold this as something that we're not saying we're good with and that we'd really like to hopefully change and reserve for further discussion and amendment." So what does that timeline look like in there before they have to - when should people be getting involved with this process and when is it best? [00:12:51] Amy Sundberg: To be honest, I think that people should be involved throughout the process for the optimal results. I realize people only have limited bandwidth, but I think there are important things going on throughout the eight weeks. I do agree with you that if you get in earlier, it kind of flags for Councilmembers what their constituents want, right? What is important, what are the actual community values? But, I mean, also sometimes towards the end of the process, the Councilmembers benefit from having a little public pressure to kind of push them maybe a little outside of their comfort zone or to try to just make sure they stick with what they were kind of thinking of. Sometimes they get a little cold feet and need that extra support at the end. So I think, more than a specific time, is if you can get involved at any time, that's definitely better than if you don't get involved at all. [00:13:59] Crystal Fincher: That makes sense. And you just raised another good point - that Councilmembers need to hear from you. They need to know where the community is - and pressure, accountability, communication, whatever you want to call it - is necessary and makes a difference. We saw in the - was it the last budget go around? [00:14:18] Amy Sundberg: It was, yeah. [00:14:18] Crystal Fincher: Here where - [00:14:19] Amy Sundberg: It was a big deal. [00:14:21] Crystal Fincher: Public pressure made the difference between a vote to reduce funding for the SPD - in one of the only cities in the country to actually take that vote - and have the Council united on that with a budget vote that requires seven out of nine members, which is a really big deal. It took every single bit of public pressure to the very last moment to get that accomplished. So it's not something that's futile. It has made a difference. We talk about voting and candidates a lot and I certainly believe in that, but that is not enough. People have to stay engaged throughout these processes and hold Councilmembers accountable to their promises and to their constituents. And so the more involvement - the more consistently people can be involved - the better. Now we just talked about dates for things and when that's going to come about - let's talk about how the budget relates to public safety, which there's actually a lot of news about right now and where a lot of people are concerned. [00:15:29] Amy Sundberg: Yeah. So, I mean, there's been a big discussion in Seattle about public safety overall. And there have been demands from some community members - and specifically the Solidarity Budget - as a group who have been pushing for a divest and reinvest strategy for the Seattle Police Department. And so what that means is basically taking some of the money out of the Seattle Police Department and investing it in other community-led public safety alternatives. The idea is that true public safety is not always supported at its best by SPD. And that there are other solutions that might give us better and more equitable outcomes for everyone that's living in the City. So a big point of contention then ends up always being the Seattle Police Department's budget. I will say that last year, 22% of Seattle's General Fund was given to SPD, which is - 22% is a significant percentage of the overall. [00:16:57] Crystal Fincher: It's a significant percentage. [00:16:58] Amy Sundberg: Of money. And that being said, it was - 2021 was the first year that we saw the SPD budget go down in actual dollars, as opposed to increasing. Now that's not true if you factor in inflation, but it's still very significant. In 20 years, that was the first time that that happened. And that was because of community, because - frankly, because of all of the protests for racial justice that were happening all last summer and fall - put enough pressure to get that change brought into reality. [00:17:40] Crystal Fincher: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. [00:17:40] Amy Sundberg: But that being said, no police officers were laid off. There was talk of doing that - there was talk of out-of-order layoffs. It turned out that wasn't a thing that is legally possible and no officers got laid off. There were increased number of attrition - so a lot of officers were choosing voluntarily to leave for various reasons. So we did get some shrinkage of the force, but that was the primary driver of it. [00:18:17] Crystal Fincher: Okay, so - oh, go ahead - [00:18:22] Amy Sundberg: So I was just going to say - and so this year we have to then revisit that entire conversation when we're deciding how to allocate public safety money. And the mayor's proposed budget kind of gives us a starting point so to speak, of where that conversation is going to start. And the total SPD budget is only - she's only a proposed an increase of $2.5 million. So it would be going up again - but that's a fairly small amount in the grand scheme of how much it often goes up from year to year. [00:19:07] Crystal Fincher: So less than what people say, but still not reducing the funding of the police, which is what- [00:19:12] Amy Sundberg: Yes. It's definitely. [00:19:13] Crystal Fincher: - a number of Seattle voters have voted for - and voted for Councilmembers to enact. And certainly is part of a big conversation that we're having right now. But an area where - Durkan has seemed pretty determined not to reduce funding. So given that it is that amount, it seems like the focus is more on being able to say that she's not reducing funding of SPD instead of having that really fund anything substantial and with that amount of money. [00:19:50] Amy Sundberg: Yes. I mean, and it's definitely not divestment - it is holding fairly steady. And you'll see one of the interesting things in terms of media coverage - you'll see that a lot of media saying she's proposing addition of 35 net officers. What that actually means is hiring 125 officers next year, because they're anticipating 90 separations - 90 officers are going to leave. They're going to hire 125, so that's 35 additional officers - that's what she's proposed. And there's a couple - on the one hand, you can say, "Well, they're hiring a bunch more officers instead of either just letting it stay the same or reducing." And then another narrative that I'm sure people will be hearing in upcoming weeks is, "Well, but there's actually less funded positions for police officers in this budget than there was in the last budget." In 2021, there were 1,357 FTEs - so sworn officer positions funded, not actual officers that we had - but the money was there for them. And this year there's only 1,230 funded. So that's going to be one place that I think we're going to see pushback in terms of - actually we're shrinking the SPD - because we don't have these positions that are open and not filled that we're still pretending might be able to be filled. But I would like to say the counter-argument to that view is that there's a long pipeline for getting new officers into the force because of just all the training and all of the vetting that has to be done, et cetera. So if we're already lower in terms of how many officers we have - we can spend that time building to a higher number of officers again, or we can spend that time and that money instead building alternate community led responses. There is a choice there. [00:22:08] Crystal Fincher: Absolutely - and certainly an area where people can make their opinions heard. And this year is - "exciting" is always interesting to use in terms of a budget for wonky people like us - but this time there actually is a reason to be excited, I think, because there is a budget that's being introduced by organizations in the community called the Solidarity Budget. What is that? [00:22:36] Amy Sundberg: So the Solidarity Budget is really exciting - and it's a coalition of groups who have put together basically a plan of how community would like to see the money be spent in Seattle in 2022. And it's a coalition of many groups. I know they had a goal to get a hundred endorsing organizations - I don't know if they quite reached that yet. But it's organizations like 350 Seattle, Decriminalize Seattle, the Black Action Coalition, the Transit Riders Union, et cetera, et cetera - it's a large number of local organizations. And they have various - basically policy and budgetary goals that they present in this document, called the Solidarity Budget, that asks for various investments into community. And part of it is based on the idea of divesting from the police department, as well as the Municipal Court and the City's Attorney's office - and then reinvesting that money back into community priorities, whether that be housing, Green New Deal - or other priorities - alternate responses for public safety, et cetera. And there's a 65 page document kind of laying out all of their ideas. [00:24:11] Crystal Fincher: So that's really interesting, and we're probably going to be seeing an increased level of advocacy and activism because of that - in addition to just more people being interested, particularly after the activism with recent budgets and what's been going on there. So as people look to get more familiar with the Solidarity Budget, the City budget, and what's going on, what do things look like in the next couple weeks in terms of activity with the budget and how should people go about making their concerns known? [00:24:48] Amy Sundberg: Yeah. There's several options. So this week, we're just having overviews from the departments. So basically, we're all getting up to speed on what this proposed budget is and what the City departments think they need. And then next week we kind of get a breather to process through it all. And the week after that, which is the week of October 11th - then we start diving into Issue Identification, so getting deeper into the weeds of these various issues. There are several opportunities to get involved as a private citizen. There are three public hearings during this budget season, and the first one is October 12th - so a great time to get in early - at 5:30 PM. And then there's another public hearing - November 10th at 5:30 PM. And the last one is November 18th during the day at 9:30 AM. So if daytime is better for you, they wanted to give both options. Also, all of the budget meetings have a 20-30 minute public comment first thing in the morning at 9:30. But even if you don't want to give public comment, you can also - you can call your Councilmember's office, you can email them - I email mine all the time. You can set up meetings with them - some of them have regular office hours. I know some of them go to Farmer's Markets occasionally - I know the weather is shifting, so I don't know how much longer that will be going on. Sometimes they have Budget Town Halls in a district that you can attend and ask questions or make comment at that point. So there are a lot of ways to kind of let your Councilmember know what you're thinking and what your concerns and priorities are. [00:26:41] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. And I think it is really important to understand that your Councilmember is your Councilmember. They're your representative and they need to know what you think in order to represent you. And if something isn't clear, you can ask them questions and ask them to explain some things - they really are there to serve you. And this budget is there to serve everyone in the City - that should be the goal. And so I hope that people engage with this and just start to get more familiar with what's being talked about and what's not. Because they're so used to this process almost being opaque with hardly anyone paying attention. And it's exciting when more people get involved, because generally that produces a budget that addresses the needs of more of the community. [00:27:31] Amy Sundberg: Yeah. And it's exciting when people realize that this actually really affects them personally. This isn't just some abstract cloud that you don't have to think about. It's something that is going to impact your daily life in the future. [00:27:45] Crystal Fincher: Yep. Thank you. So thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us today - appreciate it and we will certainly be providing all of the links to everything we talked about here in the show in the episode notes. And if you have any questions or any specific questions - issues you want addressed - feel free to shoot us a message. Message me on Twitter and we will continue to stay engaged here also. Thanks so much, Amy. [00:28:11] Amy Sundberg: Thanks for having me. [00:28:12] Crystal Fincher: I thank you all for listening to Hacks & Wonks on KVRU 105.7 FM. The producer of Hacks & Wonks is Lisl Stadler with assistance from Shannon Cheng. You can find me on Twitter @finchfrii, spelled F-I-N-C-H F-R-I-I. Now you can follow Hacks & Wonks on iTunes, Spotify, wherever else you get your podcast - just type "Hacks and Wonks" into the search bar. 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Japan's SoftBank reports a $3.5 billion quarterly net loss after the value of its investments in Chinese companies took a hit from Beijing's stricter rules on the tech industry. A U.S. federal appeals court temporarily blocks the Biden administration's Covid-19 vaccination rules for big private companies. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In 2012, St. Louis residents voted to cut the number of wards in half – 28 to 14. STLPR reporter Rachel Lippmann talks about how this process is playing out now that the Board of Aldermen has released its first draft of a map.
On Oct. 28, 2021, the five-member Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission adopted new lines for political districts in the state. The new legislative and congressional maps had little contention by the bipartisan commission. The general public now has 30 days to look over the proposed maps and share their thoughts before the finalization date of Dec. 22. The final decision will impact Arizona politics for the next decade. The draft maps are online for the public to view on the Independent Redistricting Commission website. In this week's episode of The Gaggle, an Arizona politics podcast, host Ron Hansen talk with the head of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Dr. Erika Neuberg about what has been proposed so far. Then, Arizona Republic reporter Ray Stern joins the show to break down what this will mean in upcoming elections.
Chris and in house CPA, Bob Palechek sit down to discuss updates to the potential tax changes within the proposed Build Back Better Act as well as a listeners in-depth tax question. The post Updates To Proposed Tax Changes In BBB Act and Misc. Tax Discussion: EDU #2144 appeared first on The Retirement and IRA Show.
In this 30 minute podcast we speak about selling your practice with financial expert Brad Kucharo from John McGill & Company. Brad has been a frequent guest of the show and is always ready to share his smart financial advice. In this episode, Brad talks about financial considerations for orthodontists in a number of different scenarios, especially what to expect with the proposed tax laws. We cover important topics like: The overview of proposed new tax laws and how they will affect orthodontists' income Considering the current market conditions and possible tax changes, when is it advisable to sell the business and is it beneficial to sell to a DSO What doctors should consider regarding newly proposed estate tax laws Actions to take in year-end tax planning that can potentially save orthodontists money About Brad Kucharo: Brad Kucharo is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner and has been providing customized tax and business planning services exclusively for the dental profession since 2007. He has helped over 500 dentists and specialists across the country plan for financial independence, reduced stress and greater peace of mind. Brad also developed and directs John McGill & Company's comprehensive “Planning for Retirement” service. He formerly worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers and is a current member of the American Institute of CPA's and the North Carolina Association of Certified public accountants. https://pplpractice.com/
Proposed legislation in Ontario would mean the right to disconnect once your workday ends — no more late-night emails or texts. We talk to Marta Liddiard, who stepped away from her sales job earlier this year over the pressure to be available at all hours; and discuss how the law might actually work with behaviour change expert Lisa Bélanger and labour and employment lawyer James Fu.
Audio book version of the newly released "Laying Foundations for Reimagining Business: Essays". For more information on print copies, downloadable PDF and comments about the book visit: Laying Foundations for Reimagining Business: Essays – seeds (theseeds.nz) Would you be willing to share the link with others? A message could just say this and if you tag me I will like and comment! Check out this free resource – a book of essays about the future of business: https://theseeds.nz/laying-foundations-for-reimagining-business-essays/ Index of the audio for each essay: 2:30: Essay 1: The bottom line is not enough, companies should be required to have a purpose 7:47: Essay 2: Impact Investing presents opportunity to back a better future beyond just financial gain 12:09: Essay 3: Proposed changes to the Companies Act mark the beginning of positive change 17:15: Essay 4: Purpose-driven structures for Impact Entrepreneurs: Considering Kaitiakitanga and Steward Ownership 28:27: Essay 5: What social enterprises in Aotearoa can learn from Māoritanga 32:57: Essay 6: A case for bringing creatives to the governance table 37:54: Essay 7: The hard questions we need to be asking 48:09: Essay 8: Structuring for Impact 54:08: Excerpt from “Reimagining Business” www.theseeds.nz
Adam Copeland is joined by Athletic A's writer Steve Berman to talk about Bob Melvin leaving to go manage the Padres and the latest on the proposed stadium voting. In a surprise move a day after the Alameda County board voted to go thru with proposed new stadium plans, A's manager Bob Melvin has left the team to become the new manager of the Padres. Steve thinks Bob saw this as writing on the wall with some of the A's top players due a lot of money in the next few seasons. There could be more trades and moves to lower the team's salary more this offseason. They talk about who could be the best option to be the new manager. And Steve gives us the latest on the supervisor voting last week and if it actually pushed the stadium plans any closer to becoming a reality. You can read all of Steve's great A's coverage by visiting: https://theathletic.com/author/steve-berman/ And you can follow Steve on Twitter @BASportsGuy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
O'Halleran vs. Gosar? Big changes in AZ Congressional Districts. Are religious exemptions working? Will the Republicans maintain Legislature with proposed new LD's? Friday, October 25, 2021: Show# 1228 0:00-4:51 Jeff and Mark Haughwout start off with a recap on a big property rights issue out of Flagstaff and how you can protect your rights. 4:52-16:12 Are big changes coming to Arizona's Congressional Districts? Jeff and Mark break down the new proposed Congressional Districts especially focusing on the major changes in Northern Arizona plus a new “river district”. Could we see Congressman O'Halleran vs Congressman Gosar? Link to proposed AZ Redistricting Maps: https://redistricting-irc-az.hub.arcgis.com/pages/draft-maps#approveddraftmaps 16:13-34:35 Are religious exemptions working? Many are having trouble getting religious exemptions. Jeff and Mark talk some of the things that are causing rejections including Aspirin and Tums. Plus quitting versus getting fired and will medical worker shortages lead to delays in the emergency room? SUBSCRIBE the Jeff Oravits Show Podcast - Search "TalkWithJeff" on your favorite podcast provider or CLICK HERE. 34:55-42:57 Jeff and mark on gun safety, the Alec Baldwin shooting and is it a sign?... 4 of 10 iTunes top 10 different versions of “Let's Go Brandon”. 42:58-54:36 Is the Republican majority at risk with the new LD maps? Jeff and Mark discuss the IRC proposed districts and what it may mean for AZ politics going forward. 42:58-64:11 Jeff and Mark talk about the proposed “wealth tax” and how dimwitted this idea is. Do billionaires have hundreds of millions in cash just sitting by? 64:12-73:46 Jeff and Mark talk interest rates, bogus “transitory” inflation and Jeff has a pine needle construction idea. Jeff reflects on an “ammo box” house he once owned. SUBSCRIBE the Jeff Oravits Show Podcast - Search "TalkWithJeff" on your favorite podcast provider or CLICK HERE. Tune in M-F from 4:06-5:40PM PST OnAir 97.1FM and OnLine at www.BigTalkerRadio.com
Ben Kieffer and his guests explain what to expect in a special session where lawmakers will consider Iowa's second proposed map for redrawing the state's political boundaries.
This episode features I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, Principal at ECG Management Consultants. Naya gives an overview of the proposed 2022 CMS ASC rules, and how it will impact ASCs, hospitals and health systems, and payers. She also gives advice for ASCs that have commercial payer contracts based upon the ASC Medicare payment system and approved covered procedure list.
NTD Business News- 10/27/2021 1. Durable Goods Orders Drop In September 2. U.S. Trade Deficit Widens In September 3. Manchin Weighs In On New 'Billionaires Tax' 4. Elon Musk Rips Dems' Billionaire Tax Plan 5. Ted Oakley On Proposed 'Billionaires Tax'
NTD Business News- 10/27/20211. Durable Goods Orders Drop In September2. U.S. Trade Deficit Widens In September3. Manchin Weighs In On New 'Billionaires Tax'4. Elon Musk Rips Dems' Billionaire Tax Plan5. Ted Oakley On Proposed 'Billionaires Tax'
This episode was recorded on Callin, a new social podcasting appBioDavid Sacks is co-founder and general partner at Craft Ventures, founder of Callin, and co-host of the All-In Podcast. He has been a successful founder, investor, and operator for over two decades, including as member of the PayPal mafia and founder of Yammer. Some of his early stage investments include AirBnB, Bird, Eventbrite, Facebook, Lyft, OpenDoor, Palantir, Reddit, Slack, SpaceX, Twitter, and Uber. He also writes “Bottom Up SaaS,” a bible for SaaS companies. Times1:45 - Origin story of The All-In Podcast4:45 - Philosophical underpinnings & features of Callin9:15 - Changing Red Pills to Purple Pills14:30 - Proposed tax on unrealized gains23:30 - Nuances of the two party system34:00 - The US debt & deficit46:00 - Who makes up the MOD squad today / Social media addiction narrative55:15 - The US's relationship with China LinksCallinBottom Up SaaSAll-In PodcastDavid's twitterJeff's twitternarrativemonopoly.com
Sal's Investment Syndicate: Click to Join Sponsored by: Purdue University entrepreneurship Peter Fasse, patent attorney at Fish & Richardson I invested in Savran Tech back in 2017 around the time of the first part of this interview. Recently I sat down with Cagri Savran to review the progress of his remarkable biotech startup in the last four years. Listen to the original interview followed by a recent update. Here is a list of the topics discussed: Çağrı Savran Bio (Çağrı Is Pronounced Cha-re) Accident that Took Çağrı Savran from Turkey to Indiana Purdue University's Remarkable Support for the Commercialization of Faculty Inventions Çağrı Savran: “So, when I say "extremely rare," I mean one-in-a-billion rare.” Çağrı Savran: “Our technology can find those five or six or ten cells that are, among about a billion.“ “…from a blood sample, you have a glimpse into the tumor without cutting into the person.” The Promise of Monitoring Cancer Treatment with a Blood Draw “The advantage is if you can do this with a blood sample, it gives you a chance to do this test frequently, right?” Applicable to the Prenatal Monitoring of the Fetus Savran's Tech Is Simple, Fast and Results in High Purity and Yield – 1000 Times Faster than Typical Microfluidic Systems Like Alexander with the Gordian Knot, Savran Has Loosened One Constraint to Great Effect Bigger Scale and Faster Flow Allows the Fast Separation of Rare Cells Device Seems Amenable to Large Scale Usage – Handling Many Patients at the Same Time How the Invention Came About Why Çağrı Savran Founded a Company Purdue's New Commercialization Policy Played a Big Role in the Decision to Found the Company Why Turbocharging Cell Separation Is So Important Other Use Cases: People Are Always Suggesting New Ones but Need to Concentrate Savran's Tech Is a Game Changer because of Throughput and Parallelization Other Techniques Look at Pieces of DNA – Savran's Tech Is Capable of Finding the Entire Genome Sal Daher Reads the Review by Spizzy Spong on iTunes and Asks for Your Review How Savran Landed Bigwig Advisor Ken Morse How Savran Found Its CEO – Patrick Rivelli "Oh, you have no idea how I wish that somebody would say that about me, that I'm 'quietly competent.'” Savran's Choice of the Right Patent Attorney Was Crucial – Peter Fasse Helped Way Beyond Patents Patrick Rivelli, CEO Proposed a New Go to Market Approach What Makes the Savran Lab at Purdue so Productive Çağrı Savran Urges Fellow Academics to Bring Their Inventions to Market Update on the Original Interview with Çağrı Savran, Ph.D. In December of 2017 Savran Was Operating with Essential Components Handmade in the Lab – In October 2021 the Main Components Are Produced by a Vendor Early Technology Was Used in a Major Clinical Trial at Indiana University School of Medicine and Significantly Improved the Ability to Predict Recurrence of a Breast Cancer The Existing Technology for Capturing Circulating Tumor Cells Is Not Scalable – Savran's Tech Is Amenable to Scale Strategic Players in Prenatal Diagnostics Are Interested in Sequencing the Cells Captured – Savran Is Uniquely Positioned to Provide That Ability The Basic Technology Is Like a Kitchen, the Different Assays Are Like What's Being Prepared in the Kitchen Savran Has Recruited a Capable and Involved Board Sal Daher Summarizes Savran's Progress in the Last Four Years
As Democrats work to whittle down the price tag of their social spending bill, many key policies that would impact the lives of millions of Americans are on the chopping block. One issue that's been renegotiated is a national paid leave policy -- cut down from the initial proposal of 12 weeks to four weeks. We hear from Americans across the country about how this issue has impacted their lives. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
A bill is moving through the Wisconsin state legislature that would create a hunting season for sandhill cranes for the first time. Wisconsin's Green Fire shares its assessment of the idea.
ACTEC proposes a major update to a 40-year-old IRS Code 6166 that provides estate tax deferral for family businesses but has aged poorly. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professionals best practice advice, insights and commentary on subjects that affect the profession and clients. Learn more in this podcast.
*Political Analyst Andrew Ellison takes a deep dive into the new Democrat-proposed Congressional map. *A.B. Stoddard, associate editor for RealClearPolitics takes a look at the big bet that the GOP is making with swing voters. *ABC News Entertainment Correspondent Jason Nathanson shares the latest details emerging from the deadly on-set shooting involving Alec Baldwin. *Professor Kevin Mattson of Ohio University asks if Joe Biden is becoming the next Jimmy Carter. *Thom Serafin, Founder and CEO of Serafin & Associates details their latest poll on whether a Bears move would have their reputation. *Plus, Rob Martier eats crow and Salena Zito of the Washington Examiner shares how the Virginia delegate races could reflect a national anti-Democratic mood
The Biden administration announced today it will restart a process that could lead to a 20-year ban on new mining activity over a large swath of federal land in Minnesota. That could deal a major blow to a proposed copper-nickel mine. This is an MPR News evening update for Oct. 20, 2021. Hosted by Nathan Stevens. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.
In Hour 2 of the show, Pete talks about a CNN story talking about how Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris are already working the phones with several key Democrats in Congress worried about losing a key vote on future voter ID changes. NC GOP Chairman Michael Whatley joins Pete at the top of the hour. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brad Williams is the Vice President of Government Relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber and one of the wonkiest people I know as far as public policy. And to be clear, I mean that as a compliment. One of my favorite podcasts is The Weeds - where policy issues get talked about in-depth - and today, to be clear, we are getting into the weeds around policy in metro Detroit and Michigan. What's ahead? What are the opportunities? Where have we done well, and where could we do work? Obviously, I know whose interests he represents. He works for a large organization made up of some of the most powerful businesses in the state. There are some areas I agree with, and some I have questions. But he does a solid job of making the case on a variety of topics and having a real discussion. Some of them include the workforce shortage and how to address it. Proposed tax credits to convert office space into residential. ARPA funds. And yes, even though it wasn't on the official agenda - we got into an interesting conversation about the state of mass transit plans in the region.
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In this episode, John and the gang discuss the newly coming tax bills and how they may affect your taxes as well as your paychecks. John lays down the groundwork of how tax bills function and how the government is able to continue to push these tax bills. We want to know more about your situations so we can create better tailored content. John and the team can be reached at email@example.com. Reach out to us so we can get you or your segment featured on the show!
In this episode, Brandon and Thomas discuss some of the tax proposals that came out last month and what they might mean for real estate investors. Join our Facebook group, the one-stop-shop for real estate investors to learn about tax strategy and stay up to date on changing tax laws: www.facebook.com/groups/taxsmartinvestors To grab the recordings from the 2021 Tax and Legal Summit visit: www.recordings.taxandlegalsummit.com/ today! For a free consultation from The Real Estate CPA visit www.therealestatecpa.com/become-client Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/therealestatecpa Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/realestatecpa The Real Estate CPA podcast is for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal, or accounting advice. Information on the podcast may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. No reader, user, or listener of this podcast should act or refrain from acting on the basis of information on this podcast without first seeking legal and tax advice from counsel in the relevant jurisdiction. Only your individual attorney and tax advisor can provide assurances that the information contained herein – and your interpretation of it – is applicable or appropriate to your particular situation. Use of, and access to, this podcast or any of the links or resources contained or mentioned within the podcast show and show notes do not create a relationship between the reader, user, or listener and podcast hosts, contributors, or guests. Always consult your own tax, legal, and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.
On today's episode of The Brilliantly Dumb Show, Bob gives his buy/sell on Red Baron Pizzza, Dan Campbell, guests for football and more. In the PrizePicks segment, Bear Down Cuz and Joey Cold Cuts but heads over their Bears/Packers rivalry and Cold Cuts puts his undefeated record to the test. Voicemail on top 5 chocolate bars closes the show. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Live from the no panic zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice—God Bless America this is the Steve Gruber FIERCE AND FEARLESS – in Pursuit of the truth— Here are three big things you need to know right now— ONE— Firewood quarantine has been proposed to keep invasive species out of Michigan. TWO— Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoes Republican efforts to return trust to our elections in the state—it really is time to return to paper ballots—just like Terry McAuliffe did for Virginia a few years ago— THREE— Gretchen Whitmer's campaign might have to donate thousands of dollars because they received them under false pretenses.
Two proposed amendments — one regarding religious services and another related to nursing home visitors — stem from restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early voting begins Oct. 18.