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    Constitutional amendment controversy recap

    AMENDMENT ALLOWING FOR A PROPERTY TAX SURCHARGE DEDICATED TO SCHOOL FUNDING. KHON2 PARTNERED WITH COMMON CAUSE HAWAII TODAY, TO HEAR ARGUMENTS FROM BOTH SIDES..MODERATED BY OUR OWN GINA MANGIERI. SHE JOINS US NOW WITH A BREAKDOWN OF TODAY’S FORUM. GINA? GINA: JOE..THE QUESTION ON THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT WILL ASK…”SHALL THE LEGISLATURE BE AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH, AS PROVIDED BY LAW, A SURCHARGE ON INVESTMENT REAL PROPERTY TO BE USED TO SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION?” TAKING PART IN TODAY’S FORUM — A PANEL OF COMMUNITY LEADERS REPRESENTING MANY SIDES OF THE ISSUES.. H-S-T-A TEACHERS UNION PRESIDENT COREY ROSENLEE AND DEBORAH ZYSMAN FROM THE HAWAII CHILDREN’S NETWORK , IN SUPPORT. COLBERT MATSUMOTO, REPRESENTING…

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    Michael Gove does not rule out ignoring legislation to stop no-deal Brexit

    See what the legislation says, You’re asking me about a pig in a poke and I will wait to see what legislation the opposition may try to bring forward but we know what – We’re in new constitutional times, but for a government to say ‘we won’t abide by legislation’ is impossible, surely? Well, we will see what the legislation says when it is put forward. For me, the most important thing is to bear in mind, actually, you already have legislation in place, which an overwhelming majority of MPs voted for.

  • HRO amendment battle
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    HRO amendment battle

    SO BY GOING TO NEWS4JAX.COM. SIX MINUTES AFTER 7:00 THIS MORNING, AFTER TONIGHT’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD FOR SUPPORTERS TRY TOKING TO EXPAND THE CITY RIGHTS ORDINANCE TO INCLUDE MEMBERS OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY. EXPECTED TO FORMALLY WITHDRAW HIS BILL FOR A KOWBL VOTE, SAME GOES FOR DOWNLMAN BILL GULLURFORD HOSE AIMS TO PUT IT TO A PUBLIC VOTE. ASHLEY HARDING IS JOINING US LIVE FROM CITY HALL. WE UNDERSTAND SUPPORTERS OF THE HRO ARE PLANNING TO RALLY AFTER THE MEETING TONIGHT. THAT’S RIGHT, JEN, I’M TOLD IT IS WILL BE A PRETTY GOOD GROUP HERE, THAT ERR GOING TO LEAVE CITY HALL AND WALK…

  • Clip of Rep. Blum Oversight Committee Hearing on Federalism 2/27/2018
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    Clip of Rep. Blum Oversight Committee Hearing on Federalism 2/27/2018

    Thank you Mr. Chairman, and thank you to our panelists today for being here, I must say first of all I’m a huge huge supporter of the Tenth Amendment. In addition to it being in the Constitution I also know that governors and their state legislators can do most everything less expensive than this federal government and produce better results You see here in Washington. This is not news to you all there is no penalty for failure Typically when a program here doesn’t produce results, we just spend more money on it. It’s always we haven’t spent enough money! But you all are CEOs of your States, and you…

  • 2019 Legislative Session is Over.  How Does This Impact Public Schools?
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    2019 Legislative Session is Over. How Does This Impact Public Schools?

    Hi this is state Superintendent Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, and I just want to say thank you. Thank you to legislators and business leaders, teachers, counselors, principals, superintendents, school board members, so many people this year helped us advocate for great public schools. We got significant new dollars to support our students with disabilities, almost $1,000,000 in additional grant funds to increase dual language programs. We got resources for career and technical education. A great capital budget to build out our new school facilities. We hit on all cylinders this session because you helped us. We also had a very important levy lid that’s going to give local voters the…

  • Gov’t emphasizes decentralization in Constitutional revision proposal
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    Gov’t emphasizes decentralization in Constitutional revision proposal

    The nation’s top office has been disclosing the content of its proposed revision to the Korean Constitution. In the second part of its detailed summary, Cheongwadae explained its approach to the decentralization of power… and what it calls “economic democratization.” Hwang Ho-jun tells us more. Seoul. Area-wise, the metro area takes up only 12 percent of South Korea. But with more than half of the country’s 50 million-plus population, it’s home to 74 percent of the nation’s top one-thousand corporations, and 80 percent of the top-20 universities. According to the Blue House, the administration’s bill seeks to change that,… by boosting the authority and autonomy of local governments. “President Moon…

  • Andrew Rigie Talks Impact of Minimum Wage Legislation on Restaurant Industry
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    Andrew Rigie Talks Impact of Minimum Wage Legislation on Restaurant Industry

    So Additional minimum wage increase right now can be a huge addition of labor cost. You’re talking about thirteen dollars an hour. and for tipped employees who are currently paid up five dollars an hour but when you calculate their tips they often earn many multiples of the minimum wage. You know bring that up to thirteen dollars eliminating a tip credit could be a 130% labor increase so that’s a lot of money for the restaurant industry who relies heavily on waiters and waitresses and bartenders and then just general businesses. A couple dollars per an hour through the week for each employee, it really adds up. At the…

  • Various efforts being made for successful constitutional revision
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    Various efforts being made for successful constitutional revision

    One of the most hotly debated topics in Korea is Constitutional revision. While most agree on the need for it, many are at odds on how it should be changed. According to our Park Hee-jun, efforts are ongoing to ensure a smooth and peaceful process. The National Assembly is racing against time to make progress on finalizing a proposal for a constitutional amendment,… which the government is pushing to put to a national vote during the local elections in June. A seminar, co-hosted by the National Assembly Research Service and the Korean Association of Party Studies,… was held Tuesday to discuss the pressing issue. Lawmakers, professors, and members of the…