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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
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
Musicians: Philadelphia Orchestra management's initial offer is 'regressive'
Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra are negotiating to regain their place as among the highest-paid members of U.S. orchestras, while management has offered minimal raises in talks over a new contract.
4 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Orchestra Hector Berlioz Symphony Vice president Béla Bartók Philadelphia Orchestra Victor Talking Machine Company Proposals
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
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
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
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
Micro-housing fears drive Denver c members’ calls for stricter changes to parking exemptions
Denver City Council members are nearing the end of a seven-month moratorium on the city's small-lot parking exemption. But agreeing on a fix may not be easy.
130 points by The Denver Post | Councillor City council Parking Denver Parking space Apartment Colfax Avenue Proposals
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
Snyder proposes cut for private, homeschooled students
Snyder’s plan would cap yearly spending on “shared-time” programs at $60 million, down from $115 million this year        
-2 points by The Detroit News | High school Independent school School types Private school Public school Teacher Education Proposals
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gilbert offers Wayne County new jail, courts in swap for Gratiot site
Rock Ventures is offering to build the county a new, "state-of-the-art, consolidated criminal justice center."        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Soccer Youth detention center Prison County executive Criminal justice County commission Proposal Proposals
Gilbert bids to build new Wayne County justice center
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
Well owners protest bill hours before kickoff of Nevada Legislature
Well owners demonstrated before the Nevada Legislature convened Monday to protest proposed measures to regulate domestic wells that will be considered during the 120-day session.
11 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nevada Proposals Proposal Carson City Nevada Legislature Bill Douglas County Nevada Legislatures
My Turn: Bow’s tax dilemma
The New England charm that helped to attract thousands of new residents to Bow since the 1960s may soon be lost in a desperate scramble to bring in new commercial development to Bow Mills. If volunteer board members and elected officials don’t fully consider and weigh outcomes, we will just be anoth...
15 points by Concord Monitor | Tax Interstate Highway System Board of directors Want Taxation in the United States Tax refund Road Proposals
Lawmaker’s proposal would extend night-time coyote hunting in N.H.
An Epsom state representative has proposed a law change that would allow hunters to kill coyotes at night for most of the year.Currently, the nocturnal predators can be hunted year-round during the day and at night from Jan. 1 to March 31.Republican Rep. John Klose said he wants to extend the season...
94 points by Concord Monitor | Hunting Caliber KILL Proposal Proposals The Bill .22 Long Rifle Walk This Way
Marsy's Law, Ohio crime victims ballot initiative, clears first hurdle
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Friday certified Marsy's Law for Ohio, a proposed constitutional amendment that would strengthen rights for crime victims. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A proposed amendment updating Ohio's crime victims' rights has cleared the initial hurdle on its way to the ballot box. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Friday certified the group's petition summary as a "fair and truthful" summary of the proposed constitutional amendment. The amendment, called "Marsy's Law" by supporters, would replace the 1994 Ohio Victims' Rights Amendment. Next, the Ohio Ballot Board will decide within the next 10 days whether the proposal contains one or multiple amendments. Then the petitioners need to collect at least 305,591 signatures of registered Ohio voters -- meeting a minimum number in 44 of Ohio's 88 counties -- to qualify for the ballot. The deadline for the November ballot is July 5. The proposed Marsy's Law for Ohio outlines 10 rights of crime victims, including the right to: be treated with respect, fairness and dignity throughout the criminal justice process; be notified of all public proceedings involving the offense and the right to be present at all proceedings; receive reasonable protection from the accused or any person acting on his or her behalf; be notified of any release or escape of the accused; have a prompt conclusion of the case, without unreasonable delay; The amendment explicitly states victims can assert these rights in court and, if denied, file an appeal. Mobile readers, click here to read the proposed amendment. // DV.load("", { width: 600, height: 800, sidebar: false, text: false, container: "#DV-viewer-3409658-OHMarsysLaw-SummaryPetition-FINAL-2" }); // ]]>
140 points by The Plain Dealer | United States Constitution Law Proposal Ohio Attorney General Sherrod Brown Proposals Human rights Springfield Ohio
Fate of school board president unclear
Pending lawsuit, proposed legislation will determine who seats on the school board
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Board of directors Corporate governance Executive director Circuit court Proposals Appeal Judge Management
Howard community worries over cuts in proposed FY18 operating budget
Howard County public school students and education advocates questioned the superintendent's proposed operating budget for fiscal 2018 Tuesday evening during a public hearing before the Board of Education. More than 35 residents testified before superintendent Renee Foose and the seven board members,...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | High school Secondary school Proposal National Forensic League World Universities Debating Championship Education Public school Proposals
Anne Arundel school board backs initiative to track retirement revenue
Takes no position on proposal to re-constitute school board
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Teacher Standardized test Computer Proposal Proposals School High school Private school
Memorials won't be moved as part of redesigned Patriot Plaza in Towson
Baltimore County will not relocate a memorial for police officers killed in the line of duty that stands outside the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Towson as part of a redesign of Patriot Plaza, a county spokeswoman said Nov. 17. In April 2015, the county announced its intention to redesign Patriot...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Proposal Baltimore County Maryland Proposals Towson Maryland 2016 2015 Independent city County executive
After Muslim backlash, lawmaker drops mask law change
Groups condemned the proposal as a veiled attempt to ban Muslim women from wearing religious headgear       
-2 points by The Detroit News | Ku Klux Klan Mask Civil liberties Georgia Proposal Islam Domestic violence Proposals
City Council approves higher pension costs for union workers, but not for council
City Council moved Thursday to approve the new contract for Philadelphia's largest municipal union, which would require those workers to contribute more to their pensions.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Councillor City council Municipality Pension Proposal Mayor Government occupations Proposals
Another protest under way in Pittsburgh as faculty at Pitt, Point Park call for sanctuaries
Faculty and students at two Pittsburgh universities have joined counterparts nationally in asking that their schools become sanctuaries for undocumented individuals, as yet another post-election march got underway in Oakland, this one during evening rush hour.
943 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | University Oakland Donald Trump Protest Cathedral of Learning Proposals University of Pittsburgh Student
Michigan may require lead screening of all young children
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan, where a man-made water crisis is still roiling one of its biggest cities, will consider requiring all infants and toddlers to be tested for lead poisoning as part of an initiative to eradicate children's exposure to the neurotoxin statewide. The recommendation is among many unveiled ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Lead poisoning Michigan Proposals Lead Brian Calley Screening C. R. Snyder Child
Future of Badlands golf course in limbo after another contentious City Council meeting
The Las Vegas City Council yet again delayed part of a controversial proposal for a large residential development on the Badlands golf course, after a more than seven-and-a-half-hour session Wednesday that turned testy and dramatic at times.
12 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Councillor City council Proposal Proposals Local government in the United States Mayor Municipality Town council
Las Vegas council postpones acting on controversial Badlands golf course development after marathon hearing
The Las Vegas City Council yet again delayed part of a controversial proposal for a large residential development on the Badlands golf course, after a more than seven-and-a-half-hour session Wednesday that turned testy and dramatic at times.
12 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Councillor City council Proposal Proposals Local government in the United States Mayor Municipality Town council
Report: Trump proposals would add $5.3T to debt
A new analysis from a nonpartisan group finds that the federal debt would increase by $200 billion under Clinton’s plan        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Donald Trump Hillary Rodham Clinton Proposal Copyright Proposals Economics Associated Press All rights reserved
Georgetown basketball reduced to bizarre proposal ticket package
Georgetown University might have found a basketball promotion more pressure packed than trying to make a shot from halfcourt. The school is offering a marriage proposal package for its 17 home games this season that includes a money-back guarantee in the event that someone’s significant other says no. Georgetown announced the matrimonial promotion on social...
30 points by New York Post | Marriage John Thompson III Proposal Basketball Proposals Georgetown University Engagement Beet
Snyder: Flint reforms may wait until 2017
Senate Democratic Leader Jim Ananich is pushing for action and proposing new regulations for lead in drinking water.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Party leaders of the United States Senate Legislature Legislation Democratic Party United States Senate Mitch McConnell Proposals Legislatures
State faculty union proposes binding arbitration to settle contract dispute
The union representing state university faculty today proposed that both sides submit to binding arbitration as a way to reach a settlement in the 15-month-old contract dispute.
53 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | University Proposals Proposal Arbitration Negotiation Pennsylvania Mediation Contract