“A method of legislative bribery not yet reached by the criminal statutes is that of vote-trading; a form of intimidation not yet defined in the codes is that of threatening a legislator with defeat of his important measures to force him to vote against his convictions.
“Eventually both these corrupt practices will be properly classified, both in public opinion and the law,.
“For a member to agree to vote for a measure, which he knows to be bad, or against a measure, which he knows to be good, to secure support for his own bill is quite as mischievous as [....]
Mayor Karl Dean’s administration will reduce the proposed property tax increase for residents in Nashville’s General Services District to 48 cents per $100 of assessed value, one of the mayor’s top aides said today. While the proposed increase will remain … Continue reading →
The 53-cent property tax increase proposed this week by Mayor Karl Dean would be Nashville’s first in seven years, but it would be the fifth in the past 15. In 1997 then-Mayor Phil Bredesen requested a 73-cent tax increase, which … Continue reading →
Sleepy, might be the best word to describe the Republican primary in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District. With only one month until people go to the polls, neither Ben Lange, nor Rod Blum are currently advertising on TV or radio. The two are scheduled to debate in a few weeks, but other than that, shoe leather [...]
Woodbury, Minn – Today, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann issued the following statement on her endorsement of Mitt Romney for President of the United States: “This November, Americans will be at the polls with a serious choice- they can vote for more of Barack Obama’s transformation of America, with more joblessness, higher energy prices, fewer opportunities for [...]
As the Kansas Legislature debates spending on schools, we have to hope that legislators are more knowledgeable about school spending than the average Kansan. Surveys have found that few Kansans have accurate information regarding school spending. Surprisingly, those with children in the public school system are even more likely to be uninformed regarding accurate figures. But when presented with accurate information about changes in school spending, few Kansans are willing to pay increased taxes to support more school spending.