Mar 29 2017
Republican state Sen. Brandt Hershman's committee made substantial changes to much of the fine print of the House Republican proposal before passing the measure on an 11 to 2 vote.
Legislation that would require the governor to appoint the director of the state's Fair Housing Commission advanced through a House committee Monday.
It now heads to the full Senate.
The Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee on Tuesday revamped a transportation funding plan sent by the House.
But an amendment approved in the Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee Monday altered the House bill enough to revive it.
That proposal hasn't yet reached the House floor, but may not pass given the uproar and costly boycotts that followed North Carolina approving a similar law previous year.
"No matter what the amendment says, it does the same thing the (original) bill did", said Lanane, ranking minority member of the committee.
Education is one of our main focuses this year, and this week we passed several proposals aimed at increasing teacher pay, boosting teacher recruitment and slashing administrative costs.
The bill drew stiff objections from Democrats, including Sen.
Last time it failed, he said the author moved too quickly, and he said he will not allow that to happen this time.
"They could ask for tolling of existing lanes or I believe they could ask for tolling only on new lanes", Hershman said. "I will vote yes in committee [Monday], but I will vote no on the floor with the full Senate".
But numerous overarching tax-raising provisions remain, including a $15 vehicle registration fee, a 10-cent gasoline tax increase and a diesel tax increase, albeit slightly reduced.
The issue has been long debated in the Legislature, and this year House Speaker Brian Bosma and Gov. Eric Holcomb are supporting the idea of making the superintendent an elected position. That would allow incumbent superintendent Jennifer McCormick to run for one more elected term.
"There's a lot of unanswered questions and concerns", Senate Finance Chairman Mike Hall, R-Putnam, said in laying over the bill Monday.
"I'm optimistic we're going to get a deal done", he said. She says the stalemate caused by their clashing philosophies frequently delayed projects and policies.
State lawmakers have less money to spend this legislative session because of a downturn in the oil and gas industry, some say lawmakers should dip into the state's savings account.
Mar 27 2017
Septuagenarian Kerala Minister resigns over obscene talk
Commenting on resignation, Saseendran stated that he resigned on moral grounds and all charges on him are absolutely baseless. Jayarajan had quit over allegations of nepotism. "He can return (to the Cabinet) if it is found false", said a top NCP leader.
Mar 27 2017
United Airlines faces Twitter backlash over dress code rules
One of the girls, around 10-years-old, who was wearing gray leggings, as able to cover her leggings with a dress she had with her. Then, the internet exploded in anger and confusion, particularly when United tweeted the same rule over and over again.
Mar 25 2017
Here's the full-length Love Actually 2 trailer!
A fundraising drive will operate throughout the day within Spark's headquarters, with staff selling red noses and traybakes. Regarding where present-day Colin would be, Curtis has said , "I'm assuming that he's in prison now".
Mar 25 2017
Census finds continuing population slide for region
The Census Bureau put Buchanan County's population at 88,939, a drop of 78 from one year ago and down 263 from the 2010 census. Harris County's eight-year run as the nation's fastest-growing county has ended, according to estimates released by the U.S.
Mar 25 2017
Senate Votes to Kill Internet Privacy Regulations
In the meantime, the FCC rules that the measure would overturn aren't scheduled to go into effect until December. The vote overturns a Federal Communications Commission rule that banned such activity.
Mar 24 2017
Thousands Mourn Westminster Terror Victims During Candlelight Vigil in London
The attacker drove a vehicle into crowds on Westminster Bridge, before crashing into the railings outside Parliament. Trump Jr's comment was widely criticised on social media with MP Wes Streeting branding him "a disgrace".
Mar 23 2017
Android security updates will soon arrive much faster for all devices
Keep in mind to take a full backup of your Android device before trying this method, and proceed at your own risk. Unfortunately, there is only one new stock wallpaper in this version of Android O , but it's still a cool one.
Mar 23 2017
Trump feels 'somewhat' vindicated after Nunes intel briefing
Nunes later told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" that "President-elect Trump and his team were put into intelligence reports". Like the White House Patch Facebook Page .
Mar 22 2017
September 11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia Over 9/11 Attacks
A representative of Saudi Arabia's embassy in Washington, D.C. did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It was initially vetoed by President Obama, who said it could hurt United States partnerships around the world.
Mar 22 2017
Google pledges tighter curbs in hate video row
Marks and Spencer had joined the wagon to stop advertising with Google after McDonalds, L'Oreal and the BBC. Google chief business officer Philipp Schindler issued a rare company apology on Monday night.
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