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$39 million plan aims to prevent spread of invasive species
HONOLULU (AP) - The state has proposed a $39 million biosecurity plan to be implemented over the next decade that seeks to bolster its fight against invasive species. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports ( ) the plan unveiled Wednesday outlines ways to combat invasive species in Hawaii and prevent new ones ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Proposal Hawaii Honolulu Pacific Ocean Proposals Barack Obama California U.S. state
Concord residents concerned ‘downtown’ parking changes stretch to their neighborhoods
Kathy Conners went door to door in her White Park neighborhood to let the residents there know about the public hearing Thursday on the proposed parking changes downtown.What several of her neighbors learned for the first time when they saw the fliers she distributed was that their streets were amon...
61 points by Concord Monitor | Parking Proposal Street Proposals
Who assumes biggest financial risk of a Las Vegas stadium? Panel tackles issue in latest meeting
What’s the risk each side of the stadium debate is willing to take? That question framed much of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting Thursday afternoon as developers and public leaders tried to inch closer to a proposal that could trigger a recommendation to Gov. Brian Sandoval ...
150 points by Las Vegas Sun | Proposal English-language films Proposals Oakland Raiders Las Vegas metropolitan area Las Vegas Sands Brian Sandoval Hotel
France to dismantle remaining Calais jungle 'in one go'
The shelter of thousands of migrants and refugees is set to be "definitively" closed "as quickly as possible".
793 points by Al Jazeera English | Nicolas Sarkozy France Médecins Sans Frontières Proposals Union for a Popular Movement Dominique de Villepin Proposal Europe
FCC Chairman Proposes Rules to Free Cable Subscribers From Set-Top Box
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined a proposal that would require cable, satellite, and telecom providers to offer subscribers a free app where they can access all of the programming they pay for without having to shell out for the rental each month of a set-top box. Wheeler’s proposal, unveiled on Thursday, is a revision of... Read more »
39 points by Variety | Federal Communications Commission License Proposal Comcast Julius Genachowski
A good day for the Coastal Commission, and conservation, in Newport Beach
Bulldozers went up against burrowing owls in Newport Beach on Wednesday. The owls won. It ain’t over til it’s over, as they say, and it could be years before the battle plays out, possibly in court. But the bid to build a massive development on a critical coastal ecosystem in Orange County — one...
967 points by Los Angeles Times | Commissioner Orange County California Proposal Huntington Beach California Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Cleanliness The Commission Trade Commissioner
Nathan Deal calls for 20 percent pay raises for state officers, more police training

3341 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Police Georgia Law enforcement Georgia State Proposal Casey Cagle Police officer
Mental health agency proposes raises for lower-paid workers
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is recommending raises for some of its lowest-paid employees, but the proposal could face resistance as legislators try to cut spending. Agency leaders told lawmakers Wednesday that direct care workers have high-stress jobs, and nearly half them left during the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Proposal Fast food Mental disorder Wendy's Hamburger Proposals Mississippi River
Heights residents voice concerns at Loudon Road redesign forum
About 100 Concord residents crowded into the Heights Community Center on Wednesday to raise concerns about the proposal to eliminate one lane of traffic on Loudon Road.After hearing a half-hour presentation by City Engineer Ed Roberge, the attendees illustrated the problems they worried might arise...
3 points by Concord Monitor | Road Lane Traffic Street Driveway Proposal of marriage Proposal Intersection
Coastal Commission rejects Newport Banning Ranch development
After a marathon day of testimony, California coastal commissioners voted to deny a controversial proposal to develop one of the largest open private parcels of land on the Southern California coast. The 9-1 vote came at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, more than 11 hours after the hearing started. The...
6162 points by Los Angeles Times | Commissioner Pacific Ocean Petroleum Proposal Southern California Dynasty California The Commission
Ban is needed to protect dolphins from poor treatment
I read with interest the article titled “Federal regulators to propose widespread ban on swimming with Hawaii’s spinner dolphins” (, Aug. 23). Marine biologists, the National Marine Fisheries Service and marine mammal specialists have …
2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Ocean Marine biology Oceanography Overfishing Fisheries Fishery Proposal Swimming
Daugaard administration proposes plan to boost buffer strips
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard's administration is proposing a measure to encourage people to install buffer strips between agricultural land and waterways. Hunter Roberts, a policy adviser to the governor, said Wednesday that the proposal is meant to improve water quality. It would offer property tax breaks ...
1 points by The Washington Times | South Dakota Water pollution Proposal United States Sioux Falls South Dakota Proposals North Dakota U.S. state
Appeals board rejects plan for Hindu temple in Howard County
Howard County's appeals board Thursday rejected a proposal for a 2,000-square-foot Hindu temple in Woodbine, providing relief to a vocal group of area residents who argued the temple would disturb the rural calm of Millers Mill Road. The county's hearing examiner had denied the proposal last year...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Board of directors Proposal Management Corporate governance Proposals Rural
AARP shoots down de Blasio’s claim group backs ‘mansion tax’
All week, Mayor de Blasio has been claiming that support from the AARP would boost his long-shot proposal in Albany to impose a “mansion tax” on high-end property sales in New York City. “We all know that AARP has an extraordinary ability to influence legislators on both sides of the aisle,” he said Wednesday in...
-1 points by New York Post | New York City WNYC Brian Lehrer Manhattan Democratic Party Proposal Support Finance
Hogan proposes additional spending, but none so far for Baltimore schools
Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed additional spending for police, colleges and economic development but so far is putting no additional money in his budget to help the Baltimore school system with its $130 million budget gap.Hogan's new spending proposal, including its full price tag, will be detailed...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Legislatures Police Proposal Proposals Strategic misrepresentation Baltimore Police Department State Finance
Plan to change Nevada open records law met with resistance
A bill proposed to categorize and make it easier to identify exemptions to public records disclosure was met with confusion and suspicion by members of the Assembly Government Affairs Committee.
-2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nevada Proposal Carson City Nevada English-language films Proposals Statutory law Legislatures Carson River
Wayne Co. Commission OKs steps to vet new jail pitch
Measures submitted by county exec designed to help officials analyze Rock Ventures’ jail proposal        
-2 points by The Detroit News | County commission Youth detention center County executive County council Prison Proposal Counties of the United States Local government in the United States
Las Vegas council OKs pared-down condo project at edge of Badlands course
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday narrowly gave the green light to a proposal to put hundreds of condominiums on the eastern edge of the closed Badlands golf course, after a late-in-the-game reduction in units drew a 4-3 favorable vote.
100 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Councillor City council Proposals Proposal Mayor Local government in the United States Municipality City
Indiana House GOP budget plan banks on $1 cigarette tax increase
Shortly after Indiana House Republicans unveiled their two-year budget proposal on Wednesday, it ran into a major stumbling block: a powerful senator from their own party. Key components of the $31.7 billion spending plan — including a $1 cigarette tax hike and a significant rerouting of sales...
19 points by Chicago Tribune | Indiana Kindergarten United States Senate United States Republican Party Alaska Proposal Consumption tax
Snider family company details proposed medical-marijuana facility in Northeast Philly

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Proposal Microsoft PowerPoint Proposals Defamation Presentation Simeon the Righteous
Wayne Co. panel gives preliminary OK to vet jail pitch
Actions aim to help county vet Rock Ventures’ plan to build criminal justice center in exchange for unfinished jail        
-2 points by The Detroit News | County executive County commission Local government in the United States Youth detention center County council Prison Counties of the United States Proposal
Contracts to vet Gilbert jail plan get early OK
Wayne County Commission to vote Thursday on contracts to vet Rock Ventures' plan for a new criminal justice complex        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Prison Criminal justice Crime County commission Proposal Detroit Pistons Youth detention center
Wayne Co. panel to weigh jail pitch
Actions aim to help county vet Rock Ventures’ plan to build criminal justice center in exchange for unfinished jail        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Prison Youth detention center Detroit County executive Proposals Proposal Detroit Pistons County commission
Planning commission votes in favor of proposal to put subdivision on closed Badlands golf course
The Las Vegas Planning Commission voted 4-2 Tuesday in favor of a proposal to put a 61-lot subdivision on part of the closed Badlands golf course.
117 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Proposal Proposals Council of the European Union Councillor City
The Latest: 'Rainy day' fund legislation advances in Senate
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on the budget-rebalancing special legislative session (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Senators have started advancing legislation that would use Louisiana's "rainy day" fund to help close the state's $304 million budget deficit. The Senate Finance Committee moved the proposal Tuesday to the full ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States Senate United States Louisiana Legislatures United States House Committee on Appropriations United States Senate Committee on Finance English-language films Proposal
The Latest: Senate leader pans governor's HB2 repeal bill
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on legislation proposed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to repeal a state law limiting LGBT rights (all times local): 2:15 p.m. North Carolina's most powerful state senator isn't impressed with legislation proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper that would repeal a state law limiting ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Transgender United States Sexual orientation North Carolina Proposal Third gender Legislature Gender
Arkansas lawmakers OK 'Gold Star Family' monument at Capitol
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers have given their final approval for a monument at the state Capitol in honor of families who have lost loved ones serving in the armed forces. The House on Monday voted 96-0 for what's called the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument on the ...
26 points by The Washington Times | Proposal Arkansas Proposals United States Senate Washington D.C. United States Legislatures Bill Clinton
Warren Evans: Decision on Dan Gilbert's jail proposal may take months
Wayne County Executive says proposal for new criminal justice complex "warrants much deeper analysis."        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Youth detention center Detroit County executive County commission Prison County council Proposal Proposals
Neighbors upset over Concord Orthopaedics requests rezoning request, expansion plans
The campus of medical buildings around Concord Hospital is so determined to expand that one practice is planning to build a 20,000-square-foot surgical facility amid a row of houses in the nearby residential zone.Concord Orthopaedics has purchased a home on Pleasant Street, which shares no boundary...
84 points by Concord Monitor | Urban planning Medicine Proposal Urban planner Parking Hearing The Neighbors
Editorial: The good and bad of the budget
Gov. Chris Sununu took office with good times here again and tax revenue rolling in. The result was a governor’s budget proposal that left many people smiling and some scratching their heads. Why, for example, no mention of federal Medicaid expansion, which pumps some $400 million into the state’s...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Proposal Health care State Tax United States budget process Economy State Proposals
Dan Gilbert's Wayne County jail offer includes mystery cost
It’s practically impossible to know exactly how much Wayne County would end up paying Dan Gilbert's Rock Ventures.        
172 points by Detroit Free Press | Youth detention center Prison Criminal justice Crime County executive County commission Mary Steenburgen Proposal
For some, popping the question is a destination
It’s courtin’ time and that still means going down on one knee for many proposers of marriage. Only now, more are choosing a special destination to do the asking.Traditionally, the highest concentration of marriage proposals starts in November and stretches to Valentine’s Day, with December as the...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Proposal Marriage Proposals Engagement Proposal of marriage Wedding Question Rachael Bella
Ohio victims' rights amendment gets a step closer to ballot
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A proposed amendment to Ohio's constitution that would give crime victims and their families the same rights as the accused is a step closer to appearing on the ballot. The Ohio Ballot Board has certified the proposal as a single ballot issue. Now petitioners must collect ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Proposal Law Proposals
Revision to state laws would make college credit more accessible to Nevada high school students
Revisions to two state laws aim to make it easier for Nevada high school students to earn college credits or participate in internships while in high school.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | High school Education Proposal State College Law Senate Educational stages
Dueling paid sick leave plans under debate
State lawmakers, intent on passing some version of a law that would require employers to offer paid sick leave to their workers this year, began Thursday to sort through the details of two competing proposals.A proposal by General Assembly Democrats would benefit more people and expect employers...
2 points by Baltimore Sun | United States Senate United States Senate Committee on Finance United States Legislatures Proposal Senate Employee benefit Leave
Sununu’s budget calls for $800 million in new spending 
Gov. Chris Sununu’s proposed state budget would increase spending by $800 million over a two-year period without raising taxes, he said Thursday. The budget will increase to $12.1 billion, from the existing budget of $11.3 billion. That number includes state general funds, the state education formul...
46 points by Concord Monitor | Proposals Federal government of the United States Funding Proposal
DDA offers settlement in Pistons move suit
Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority offers to settle lawsuit over closed meeting involving Pistons move downtown        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Civil procedure National Basketball Association City Detroit Detroit Pistons Central business district Auburn Hills Michigan Proposal
Céline Dion accidentally photobombed a couple’s engagement
Céline Dion is here to help your heart go on.
400 points by Daily News | Marriage English-language films Dream Come True Proposal Happiness Dream
Wolf touts "largest cuts " to state bureaucracy in history

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Tax exemption Tax Taxation in the United States Value added tax State Sales tax Proposal Early childhood education
Bentley seeks 4 percent raise for state workers
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is using the first day of the legislative session to propose a 4-percent pay raise for state employees, a figure that immediately drew skepticism from some lawmakers over whether the state could afford it. Finance Director Clinton Carter announced the proposed raise ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Alabama Proposal Proposals Finance Southern United States State Montgomery Alabama Government
Gilbert seeks quick answer on Wayne Co. jail site bid
Dan Gilbert hopes to get an answer by Feb. 20 on his Wayne County jail site offer he wants for an MLS soccer stadium        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Detroit Pistons Proposal Proposals Youth detention center Criminal justice Michigan State University Prison
Single-family estates planned on Kerger Road in Ellicott City
A development of 11 single-family houses on five-acres of land in Ellicott City is slated to break ground as early as this fall, according to early estimates from the developer. The residential project, called Rockburn Estates, is located on Kerger Road and includes four open-space lots. A Greek...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Real estate Proposal Zoning Semi-detached Proposals Single-family detached home Land use Variance
The Latest: Wolf seeks cuts, shale tax to plug budget gap
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal for Pennsylvania's 2017-18 fiscal year (all times local): ___ 11:25 a.m. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is gambling he can balance next year's state budget by saving huge sums in human services programs and persuading the Republican-controlled Legislature ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Taxation Income tax Public finance Shale gas Tax Proposal Natural gas United States
Wolf's budget: No big tax hikes for Pa., but government cuts and efficiencies
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday unveiled a $32.3 billion spending plan for the next year that would close the Pennsylvania's daunting budget deficit largely through cuts and consolidating government agencies as well as eliminating what he called tax corporate tax loopholes.
29 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Tax exemption Tax Taxation in the United States Proposal Value added tax Proposals State Early childhood education
Tulsa proposes new African-American Affairs Commission
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Leaders in Tulsa are proposing an ordinance that would create the city's first African-American Affairs Commission. Mayor G.T. Bynum and City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper announced the proposal Monday for the new commission, which would consist of 23 members. They say the Greater Tulsa Area African-American Affairs ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Native Americans in the United States Black people Race Race Hispanic and Latino Americans Demographics of the United States Proposal African American
Wolf to present budget aimed at closing a $3 billion gap
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf will unveil his vision for the next state budget this morning, detailing how he intends to close a daunting $3 billion deficit.
25 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Tax Public finance United States United States Senate Taxation in the United States Proposal Proposals Tax refund
5 things to know about Wayne County jail, Dan Gilbert's offer
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans will evaluate a proposal from Gilbert's Rock Ventures for the Gratiot jail site.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Soccer Detroit Internal Revenue Service Toronto Metro Detroit Utah IRS tax forms Proposal
Webster looks to repair bridge on own; state projects lined up through 2026
Under a chilly, cloudy sky, a C.N. Brown heating oil tanker truck approached Clothespin Bridge in Webster.After pausing at a stop sign, it trundled past the “Bridge Weight Limit 17 Tons” sign, as two distinct “ker-clunk” sounds emanated from the 63-year-old span.They echoed over the rush of the Blac...
31 points by Concord Monitor | Bridge Proposals Bridges Proposal Contract bridge Oil tanker Concrete Road
Gilbert: I'll build jail for Gratiot site
In exchange, Rock Ventures would gain control of unfinished Gratiot jail site for $1 billion development, stadium        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Proposals Proposal Major League Soccer Youth detention center Prison Criminal justice Detroit Punishment
Gilbert offers to build Wayne jail, take Gratiot site
In exchange, Rock Ventures would gain control of unfinished Gratiot jail site for $1 billion development, stadium        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Proposals Proposal Major League Soccer Youth detention center Prison Criminal justice Detroit Punishment