A seizure on the border is not going to break the backs of the drug cartels—they are moving operations further south into Central America.
GM officials have told dealers that they would identify underperforming locations and could move to terminate franchise agreements by June 1, a dealer who had received such a notice said on Wednesday.
How, when and it what manner to release the results of the the “stress test” for big banks?
Religious abuse in Canada until the 1970’s.
From the 19th century until the 1970s, more than 150,000 Indian children were made to attend state-funded Christian schools as an effort to assimilate them into Canadian society. Nearly 75 percent of the 130 schools were run by Catholic missionary congregations.
Click on the following to read the rest of the story: Pope to acknowledge suffering at Canadian schools
The most important item in this recent newspaper article is what the Rockford Register Star failed to tell you. The reporter stated the following:
“The board made no formal motion on the new spending deal [revised budget] today, but Johnson said the plan goes into effect May 1.”
What the paper failed to tell you was why no action was taken. The motion (shown below under the Finance Committee) was never voted upon because many board members were informed for the first time that to revise the budget, requires a properly convened public hearing with the proposed major revisions available for public review before the meeting. This information came from the States Attorney, but one wonders if others should have been aware of the issue? CORRECTION 4-18-2009: Apparently the county board was informed of the legal requirements by the States Attorney in the March 2009 board meeting—so the revision of the “budget” should have never formulated as a motion (from what I can understand). (Perhaps I should check out the minutes and see if I can get that legal opinion.)The question concerning what “real reductions” are occurring, still persists.
So what is it that the department heads and the county board agreed upon? More importantly, is the Board going to really revise this massively out of balance budget? Perhaps this was the reason that the April motions for the county board were not published on the county’s website as Chairman Walberg promised some months ago? Well now the motions are available if you click on the meeting date and not the motions box, I am sure this also was “my problem”.
Beginning in June the board and department heads will begin planning for the fiscal 2010 budget. The revised revenue should show dramatically lowered revenue from sales taxes and state income taxes. Many one time items transfers and reductions from the 2009 updated numbers will not exist. (see