CITY COUNCILMAN DAN McGINN PROPOSES A 25% TAX INCREASE

first_imgPRESS RELEASE FROM GAIL RIECKEN FOR MAYORSEPTEMBER 17, 2015GAIL RIECKEN PROMISE TO CUT WASTEFUL SPENDING IF ELECTED MAYORDuring Monday night’s City Council meeting, Republican City Councilman Dan McGinn, a close advisor to Mayor Winnecke, discussed increasing the local income tax as a way of a fixing the city’s financial problem. This increase would bring the local income tax from 1% to 1.25% or a 25% increase.  This would raise an extra $4 million per year into the city’s coffers.“City Councilman McGinn’s comment that we could raise the local income tax 25% to solve the city’s financial problem’s proves to me that the administration’s post-election surprise will be to raise income taxes 25% instead of making the cuts that are needed.” said Riecken.  “This tax increase would only add a pittance to the deficit in the General Fund.  We need real changes in how Mayor Winnecke and his administration spends money.  Over the last 4 years, the current administration has continued to increase spending, without regard for the city’s cash flow.This over-spending has caused the current cash flow crisis that has placed at risk the city’s ability to make its payroll.  Rather than increasing taxes, the city needs to cut wasteful spending and improve efficiency.  Many city residents feel overburdened with the cost of living in Evansville now, this increase would only add to that burden.”Gail Riecken is running for Mayor of Evansville and is a former Evansville City Council-woman, Evansville Parks Director, and a current member of the Indiana State House of Representatives.  She is a lifelong Evansville resident, has been married for 47 years, and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Pelosi: House ‘Will Proceed’ With Impeachment Of Trump

first_imgUnited States Congress Photo.WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump, calling him a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol. Pelosi made the announcement in a letter to colleagues. She said the House will act with solemnity but also urgency with just days remaining before Trump is to leave office on Jan. 20.“In protecting our Constitution and our Democracy, we will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat to both,” she said.“The horror of the ongoing assault on our democracy perpetrated by this President is intensified and so is the immediate need for action.” RELATED | Cuomo Calls For President Trump’s Resignation Following D.C. ViolenceWith impeachment planning intensifying, two Republican senators want Trump to resign immediately as efforts mount to prevent Trump from ever again holding elective office in the wake of deadly riots at the Capitol.House Democrats are expected to introduce articles of impeachment on Monday and vote as soon as Tuesday. The strategy would be to condemn the president’s actions swiftly but delay an impeachment trial in the Senate for 100 days. That would allow President-elect Joe Biden to focus on other priorities as soon as he is inaugurated Jan. 20.Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat and a top Biden ally, laid out the ideas Sunday as the country came to grips with the siege at the Capitol by Trump loyalists trying to overturn the election results.“Let’s give President-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his agenda off and running,” Clyburn said.Pressure was mounting for Trump to leave office even before his term ended amid alarming concerns of more unrest ahead of the inauguration. The president whipped up the mob that stormed the Capitol, sent lawmakers into hiding and left five dead.Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Sunday joined Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in calling for Trump to “resign and go away as soon as possible.”“I think the president has disqualified himself from ever, certainly, serving in office again,” Toomey said. “I don’t think he is electable in any way.”Murkowski, who has long voiced her exasperation with Trump’s conduct in office, told the Anchorage Daily News on Friday that Trump simply “needs to get out.” A third Republican, Sen. Roy Blunt, of Missouri, did not go that far, but on Sunday he warned Trump to be “very careful” in his final days in office.Corporate America began to tie its reaction to the Capitol riots by tying them to campaign contributions.Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s CEO and President Kim Keck said it will not contribute to those lawmakers — all Republicans — who supported challenges to Biden’s Electoral College win. The group “will suspend contributions to those lawmakers who voted to undermine our democracy,” Kim said.Citigroup did not single out lawmakers aligned with Trump’s effort to overturn the election, but said it would be pausing all federal political donations for the first three months of the year. Citi’s head of global government affairs, Candi Wolff, said in a Friday memo to employees, “We want you to be assured that we will not support candidates who do not respect the rule of law.”House leaders, furious after the insurrection, appear determined to act against Trump despite the short timeline.Late Saturday, Pelosi, D-Calif., convened a conference call with her leadership team and sent a letter to her colleagues reiterating that Trump must be held accountable. She told her caucus, now scattered across the country on a two-week recess, to “be prepared to return to Washington this week” but did not say outright that there would be a vote on impeachment.“It is absolutely essential that those who perpetrated the assault on our democracy be held accountable,” Pelosi wrote. “There must be a recognition that this desecration was instigated by the President.”Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said an impeachment trial could not begin under the current calendar before Inauguration Day, Jan. 20.Clyburn said that Pelosi “will make the determination as when is the best time” to send articles of impeachment to the Senate if and when they are passed by the House.Another idea being considered was to have a separate vote that would prevent Trump from ever holding office again. That could potentially only need a simple majority vote of 51 senators, unlike impeachment, in which two-thirds of the 100-member Senate must support a conviction.The Senate was set to be split evenly at 50-50, but under Democratic control once Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and the two Democrats who won Georgia’s Senate runoff elections last week are sworn in. Harris would be the Senate’s tie-breaking vote.House Democrats were considering two possible packages of votes: one on setting up a commission to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office and one on the impeachment charge of abuse of power.Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., who was part of the weekend leadership call, said he expected a “week of action” in the House.While many have criticized Trump, Republicans have said that impeachment would be divisive in a time of unity.Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said that instead of coming together, Democrats want to “talk about ridiculous things like ‘Let’s impeach a president’” with just days left in office.Still, some Republicans might be supportive.Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he would take a look at any articles that the House sent over. Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a frequent Trump critic, said he would “vote the right way” if the matter were put in front of him.The Democratic effort to stamp Trump’s presidential record — for the second time — with the indelible mark of impeachment had advanced rapidly since the riot.Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I, a leader of the House effort to draft impeachment articles accusing Trump of inciting insurrection, said Sunday that his group had 200-plus co-sponsors.The articles, if passed by the House, could then be transmitted to the Senate for a trial, with senators acting as jurors to acquit or convict Trump. If convicted, Trump would be removed from office and succeeded by the vice president. It would be the first time a U.S. president had been impeached twice.Potentially complicating Pelosi’s decision about impeachment was what it meant for Biden and the beginning of his presidency. While reiterating that he had long viewed Trump as unfit for office, Biden on Friday sidestepped a question about impeachment, saying what Congress did “is for them to decide.”A violent and largely white mob of Trump supporters overpowered police, broke through security lines and windows and rampaged through the Capitol on Wednesday, forcing lawmakers to scatter as they were finalizing Biden’s victory over Trump in the Electoral College.Toomey appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Clyburn was on “Fox News Sunday” and CNN. Kinzinger was on ABC’s “This Week,” Blunt was on CBS’ “Face the Nation” and Rubio was on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Remember when Madonna said “I thought a lot about blowing up the white house”Never forget the “peaceful protests in the summer of 2020”, Where was the National Guard this weekend….???Antifa marched through New York City doing what they do, they even attacked a female reporter for just filming it. The hypocrisy is overwhelming.What is Nancy so worried about…. He leaves in less than 10 days right, Maybe it’s the truth, her laptop got taken, wonder if it’s like Hunter’s laptop?????The capitol police let the protesters in…. opened the gates, and the doors…. inside and outside the building… There is WAY too much evidence.last_img read more

Ryan Silverman Returns to Broadway’s Chicago

first_imgRyan Silverman returns to the courtroom! The Broadway alum steps back into the role of hotshot lawyer Billy Flynn in Chicago beginning September 2. He takes over from Ivan Hernandez at the Ambassador Theatre.Silverman is back in the Tony-winning revival after first taking on the role of Billy Flynn in 2013. He last appeared on Broadway in the revival of Side Show. His additional credits include Cry-Baby and The Phantom of the Opera.The current cast of Chicago also includes Dylis Croman as Roxie Hart, Carly Hughes, who plays her last performance as Velma Kelly on September 4, Raymond Bokhour as Amos, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Rumer Willis will assume the role of Roxie from September 14 through November 15; Charlotte Kate Fox will take over beginning November 2. Star Files Related Shows View Comments Ryan Silverman Chicago from $49.50last_img read more

Bedford ‘disappointed’ by Coe over Russia doping mail

first_imgBy Mitch PhillipsLONDON, England (Reuters) – David Bedford, the former director of the London Marathon, said yesterday he was “surprised and disappointed” that IAAF president Sebastian Coe had not read an email he sent warning of the Russian doping scandal.Bedford, a former 10 000m world record holder, told a British Parliamentary Committee that he thought it strange that Coe would have instead forwarded the 2014 mail and unread attachments directly to the IAAF’s Ethics Commission.“I didn’t ask him to do that. And I guess, like you, I find it strange that he did that,” Bedford, 67, told the hearing into combating doping in sport.“When I heard that he hadn’t opened them (the email’s attachments), it’s fair to say I was very surprised and quite disappointed.”Bedford, however, declined to say whether he believed Coe’s claim, which he told the same Committee in December 2015.“I don’t think it matters if I believe him or not,” he said after being pressed on the issue several times. “I was surprised that he said that and that goes some way to answering that question.”Bedford, one of the greats of British distance running and one of the driving forces behind the London Marathon since its inception in 1981, sent Coe details of how Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova had sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to the IAAF to cover up positive doping tests.Coe, an IAAF vice-president at the time, says he sent the mails to the Ethics Commission without opening the attachments.After yesterday’s hearing, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee announced that it had recalled Coe to appear before the end of the month.“David Bedford gave very measured evidence but it raised clear and important questions over the timing and extent of Lord Coe’s knowledge of these allegations, and what action he took about them, especially in light of the evidence he gave to us in December 2015,” Damian Collins, Chair of the Committee, said.The IAAF responded to yesterday’s hearing by saying the evidence offered nothing new to the inquiry.“All information including the emails central to their questioning today were sent to their committee chair in June 2016 and acknowledged. Based upon this Coe has no further information he can provide to the inquiry,” the IAAF said in a statement that included a copy of Coe’s email forwarding Bedford’s to the Ethics Committee.“As we have previously confirmed, Coe’s number one priority was to ensure that the right people in the right place were aware of any allegations and were investigating them. This was confirmed when his office forwarded the emails to the man Coe trusted the most, Michael Beloff, the chair of the-then recently established IAAF Ethics Commission.”last_img read more

Warriors rally past Corcoran; Northstars top West Genesee

first_imgThe Cougars responded with a drive of its own, quarterback T.J. Harness finding the end zone from seven yards out, and that drive seemed to spark Corcoran’s defense, too, as it shut down Liverpool for the rest of the half.Pinned deep in its own end in the second period, the Warriors surrendered points when Ronin Ingersol intercepted Mancuso and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown. And that confidence carried over as, early in the third quarter, Corcoran drove to the Warriors’ one, from where Skyler Willis converted to make it 21-7.Everything changed, though, when Harness was forced to the sidelines with an injury. No one else had done as well against the vaunted Liverpool defense, and his absence rattled the Cougars, who promptly turned it over twice. Tags: C-NSfootballliverpool One fumble, recovered on the Corcoran 25, led to a short drive Malachi Upshur, taking direct snaps from center, scored from five yards out. Even more important was the botched extra-point attempt that an improvising Jeremy Sisto turned into a two-point pass to Hahmier Williams-Borges.Within seconds, the Warriors were threatening again as it pounced on a fumbled Cougars kickoff. Again Upshur scored on a five-yard run, and Mancuso’s successful extra point gave Liverpool the lead.The rest was done by Liverpool’s defense, which like so many other times this season remained strong deep into the fourth quarter, an encouraging sign as the Warriors are back home next Friday to face Nottingham.Meanwhile, at Bragman Stadium, Cicero-North Syracuse continued its revival following a 1-2 start, earning its second consecutive victory as the Northstars defeated West Genesee 21-10.Far less was at stake here than it was when C-NS beat the Wildcats in the 2018 Section III Class AA final at the Dome. Instead, the main question was whether WG’s defense could do anything to contain Northstars running back Mike Washington, who had burned Fayetteville-Manlius for 261 yards and three touchdowns the week before.That task for the Wildcats proved successful at first, but early in the second period, Washington, from midfield, broke through WG’s front line and dashed 50 yards to the end zone for the game’s first points.That, along with Domenic Isabell’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Adron Pafford with 40 seconds left in the half, helped C-NS establish a 14-0 advantage going into the break.But the Wildcats didn’t go away. WG put together a pair of drives in the third quarter as Exavier Brumfield scored on a one-yard plunge and, a few minutes later, it moved inside the Northstars’ five again.This proved the game’s turning point, for C-NS made a big defensive stand and held WG to a 19-yard Riley Small, which cut the margin to 14-10, but the Wildcats would not score again.Once more, the Northstars returned to its air attack. From his own 19, J.J. Razmovski threw deep and found Pafford, the scoring play covering 81 yards, a big play from which WG never recovered.Now C-NS is 2-1 in the Class AA-2 division, tied with Baldwinsville, whom it faces next Friday at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium. Utica Proctor is 3-0 and in first place, and the Northstars close the regular season against the Raiders on Oct. 18. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Put to its biggest test this season, the Liverpool football team found the will to battle back and, by doing so, moved a lot closer to back-to-back league championships.The Warriors found itself down 14 points to Corcoran in Friday night’s first-place Class AA-1 division showdown before it took advantage of the Cougars’ mistakes, along with an untimely injury, to pull out a 22-21 victory.At 4-0 and no. 15 in the state Class AA rankings, Liverpool carried plenty of confidence to Corcoran, and was impressive in putting together a first-quarter scoring drive that Brendan Mancuso finished off with a one-yard scoring plunge.last_img read more

Sarsfields look ahead to Gaelic Grounds tussle

first_imgThe Sars will take on Limerick champions Na Pairsaigh who boast Limerick forwards Kevin Downes and Shane Dowling among others in their ranks.The Thurles side beat a strong Nenagh team in the county final and though they have a chequered history in the provincial series their coach Paddy McCormack says they will focus as best they can and set out on Sunday to reach another Munster decider.Tipp FM will have full live coverage of that game from the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick this Sunday where the throw in is at 2pm. Elsewhere The Galway management situation will be discussed at a board meeting on Monday following the failure of mediation between the players and Anthony Cunningham.In a statement Tribesmen officials say there was ” little , if no , possibility of the parties reaching common agreement  on the substantive issue”.last_img read more

Mr Green refreshes Redbet sportsbook with Kambi

first_img Share Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Submit Share Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Jesper Kärrbrink – Mr GreenStockholm-listed online gambling group MRG (formerly Mr Green & Co) has announced the relaunch of its Redbet European online sportsbook subsidiary.  The Redbet brand was acquired by MRG in December 2017, as part of the firm’s €7 million outright acquisition of Malta-based independent online gambling group Evoke Gaming.The Redbet sportsbook will be operated by MRG’s flagship online gambling subsidiary Mr Green.In its H1 2018 trading update, MRG confirmed that it would relaunch the Redbet sportsbook property utilising long-term partner Kambi Group sports betting software and platform provisions.Jesper Kärrbrink, CEO of Mr Green Ltd, comments: “Redbet’s new Sportsbook brings entertainment and adds value to a wider range of player preferences which is key when introducing the brand across more markets.Thanks to Kambi’s flexible product and our unique features, we believe the new Redbet Sportsbook will play perfectly among our customers and that our players will appreciate the improved user experience and design”Max Meltzer – KambiUpdating stakeholders, MRG details that the relaunched Redbet will feature a number of significant improvements, including greater market inventory, faster cash-out functionalities and all-around improved user experience following an updated redesign of the property.Relaunching Redbet, Max Meltzer, Kambi Chief Commercial Officer, said: “It’s great to see Redbet go live on the Kambi Sportsbook platform this week following what was a speedy and smooth transition from its previous supplier – just two months from start to finish during a busy period operationally with the World Cup and newly regulated markets opening up. The result is Redbet now has the flexible Sportsbook it required to take the next step and realise its ambitions of entering new markets with an exciting and differentiated sports betting experience.” Related Articles StumbleUpon GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020last_img read more