If you are a person who took offense.....
- Cam Newton Draws Rebuke for Mocking Female Reporter. (The New York Times, 10/4/2017)
- Cam Newton apologizes for sexist response to female reporter. (San Diego Union-Tribune, 10/5/2017)
The budget encourages wealthier, less racially diverse areas of the Racine school district to break off and form their own separate districts, concentrating poorer students in the remaining portion of the district.
Racine has a higher proportion of students from low-income families than other similarly-situated school districts in Wisconsin and the lowest share of adults with a college degree, according to a study from the Public Policy Forum. The Racine school district itself also faces challenges, including a financial hardship created by lawmakers: The state docks the district about $9 million a year to offset the cost of providing private schools in the area with public money for tuition vouchers.
Actually, it's all talk right now. But the 13,000 is more than talk. Foxconn is pledging a $10 billion investment and the state is offering $3 billion in incentives, with $1.5 billion aimed at the creation of 13,000 jobs. [emphasis added]
In 2013, Foxconn’s chairman sent a jolt through this state capital when he said his company — best known for making Apple iPhones in China — would invest $30 million and hire 500 workers for a new high-tech factory in central Pennsylvania.
He's a coal man.
It has been unclear until now exactly which regions of the country were targeted by the ads, and while one source said that many appeared in areas of the country that were not heavily contested in the elections, some clearly were geared at swaying public opinion in the most heavily contested battlegrounds, the network reported
“For residents of these three critical electoral states, the reaction to the first round of the Trump presidency is decidedly negative,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Residents are clearly dissatisfied in how candidate Trump transitioned into President Trump.”
Many Republicans and Tea Party supporters are in the president’s camp. Still, notable proportions of Tea Party supporters in Michigan, 24%, and Pennsylvania, 24%, have doubts about how the president is executing his job.
Murdoch has degrees from Harvard, Tufts, and UNC. But the hiring of Chris Murdoch as a special advisor marks the first state resident hired by the company. Murdoch brings an unusual background to the job as a Navy pilot who until last month ran the Naval ROTC program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Foxconn confirmed the hire in a statement late Monday night.
"The recruitment of retired Navy Captain Chris Murdoch as senior advisor, and the strategic and administrative experience and strong links to Wisconsin he brings to Foxconn, will be of immense value to the success of our operation," the statement reads.
The city Board of Public Works Monday approved a $33,000 bid to clean up pigeon feces in the Main Street Parking Ramp, as well as giving parking utility coordinator Jim Flottmeyer the go-ahead to hire another company to seal the area. The city also took the opportunity to discuss pigeon removal efforts.
About a million acres of wetlands could be left vulnerable and as many as 300 hazardous air pollutants could become unregulated under a pair of proposals circulating among lawmakers.
The top-spending lobbying group between January and June was Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the state’s largest business organization, which doled out about $407,800 to lobby about 2,800 hours. The group is a political heavyweight when it comes to influence on state spending and policy, as well as election spending in legislative and statewide races.
“One of the first times we met him, he told me he lived there, in Vegas,” said [Don]Judy, [next-door neighbor until 2 years ago.] “He explained that he was a gambler, and a prospector. He said he was buying this house to check it out for his mother . . . and that if she liked it, he planned to buy another next door with a floor plan like ours.”
The VA rolled out its "REACH VET" (Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health Veterans Enhanced Treatment) program between November 2016 and February 2017, which uses a predictive model to analyze veterans' health records to identify those most at risk for suicide. The idea is that identification can lead to further engagement with primary care or mental health providers.
Kansas had long rejected the expansion of Medicaid authorized by the Affordable Care Act, until, that is, President Barack Obama left office, and the legislature voted to accept the federal money. The expansion was a lifeline to towns like Wellington. Across Kansas, and throughout much of the rural U.S., small hospitals have been closing. In 2017, Wellington’s Sumner Regional Medical Center joined a growing list of more than 600 rural hospitals that, according to 2016 report by health analytics firm iVantage, are at risk of shuttering, potentially leveling blows to local economies and leaving residents without nearby emergency services and accessible routine care.