Legislators this week focused most of their time on finalizing the budget while also passing bills on several important issues such as protecting private property rights, special education, saving for college and campaign finance reform.
On Sunday, June 4, 2006, at 12:49 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to 138 Ramsey Street in response to a report that someone there had been shot.
Folks, send us some open line topics, some opinion pieces, a letter to the editor, or your favorite recipes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Summer school is really taking it out of us this year, and we could really use the help. Happy Friday! Since Peter White’s letter to The Daily Dispatch is clearly of interest to our readers, here is a link to it online: Victor White sends thanks to all who voted for him.
During yesterday’s Public Utilities Committee meeting, City Manager Jerry Moss announced that he was at work on a new water rate structure.
Immediately after convening the meeting, Public Utilities Committee member Elissa Yount announced that the committee would go into closed session due to “possible litigation”.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield warns that a deadline looms at the end of the month for lessening the burden of repaying federal student loans.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge today applauded the passage of S. 193, the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, which will increase the maximum fine for broadcasters who allow indecent material and increase maximum penalties for individuals who violate decency standards during a broadcast.
Washington, D.C. – Citing growing concerns about the delays, Congressman G.K. Butterfield has asked the House Majority Leader to bring reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act to a vote.
The city’s Public Utilities Committee will be meeting today at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall. Also, there will a County Commission budget meeting in the Board chamber in the old courthouse at 6:30 p.m. The Daily Dispatch reports today that the city is piloting curbside trash pickup. Are you willing to haul your garbage to the curb for a city savings? Let your trashy thoughts be known on today’s open line.
David Parham presented the ABC monthly report for April 2006 to the Vance County Board of Commissioners during Monday evening’s meeting.
We’re interested in how much Henderson gets of the mixed beverage tax and how the city can get more. If you know something about it, let us know on today’s open line.
The Vance County Board of Education Personnel Committee is scheduled to meet today at 8:30 a.m. at the Administrative Services Center on Graham Avenue. Also, the Henderson City Council’s Public Works Committee will meet today at 10:00 a.m. at the City Operations Center Conference Room. The county budget process seems to be going smoothly, almost under the radar. Is it perfect, or doesn’t anyone care? Let us know on today’s open line.
Ruritans receiving honor. From left to right: Joe Matthews, Joe Sears, County Commissioner Tim Pegram, John Frazier, and Raymond Newman.
Only two people chose to speak at what will most likely be the only public hearing on the Vance County fiscal 2006-2007 budget.
Here is a link to the Recreation Department revenue memorandum.
Here are the highlights of tonight’s county commission meeting:
The Vance County Board of Education Finance Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Administrative Services Center on Graham Avenue. Also, today is the first day of summer school for those students and teachers unfortunate enough to need it. A copy of Alan Gill’s revenue memorandum is currently available on Home in Henderson under a separate headline. It is suggested that readers peruse it and draw their own conclusions.
Against our better judgment, we’re curious about the progress of George Hoyle’s quest for signatures to get on the ballot this fall. We wouldn’t mind having a chat with him, either. Keep us and each other informed on this or any other topic on today’s open line. P.S. – We can’t remember who asked, but there are approximately 12,800 comments distributed among 1,194 article posts over the lifetime of the blog.
Here’s a little item we thought might be of interest to parents of students who are waiting on mathematics End-of-Grade Tests scores: For Parents.
Legislators got right back to work on Tuesday morning after the Memorial Day holiday and we had another busy week in Raleigh as we continue to make progress on the budget and other pieces of legislation.