A 2020 ballot initiative that would dramatically change Proposition 13, California’s landmark property tax-cutting measure, is being pushed aside by its backers in favor of a revised plan they believe will have a better chance of passing. Like the measure that backers hope to replace, the new initiative would split the property tax roll, keeping the Prop. 13 tax limits for residential, small business and agricultural property, but eliminating those limits for most high-dollar commercial and industrial buildings and land. Prop. 13’s restrictions on taxing properties such as shopping centers, office buildings and factories “have starved funding for schools and local communities,” said Tyler Law, a spokesman for the “Schools & Communities First” initiative. “We are refiling the initiative to substantially strengthen the measure ... and widen the path to victory in November 2020.” Like the original measure, the new one would lead to more … [Read more...] about Prop. 13 reform measure pushed aside — backers seek new tax plan for businesses
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Photo: Courtesy Of Verizon Media Photo: Courtesy Of Verizon Media Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Verizon Media Verizon’s Yahoo Launches Sports Betting Through MGM Resorts — But Only for Users in New Jersey 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Verizon Media’s Yahoo Sports is getting into the gambling business with the launch of a new section that lets fans see betting odds for various sports. But for now, only users in New Jersey will be able to place actual bets, through the separate BetMGM platform operated by MGM Resorts International. On Thursday, Yahoo Sports is launching Yahoo Sportsbook powered by BetMGM, which integrates sports betting opportunities into the Yahoo Sports app and desktop experiences. More from … [Read more...] about Verizon’s Yahoo Launches Sports Betting Through MGM Resorts — But Only for Users in New Jersey
FILE - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined at left by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone, D-N.J., speaks at an event to announce legislation to lower health care costs and protect people with pre-existing medical conditions, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019. In an interview published in the New York Times over the weekend, Pelosi accused President Donald Trump of something remarkable: She feared he would not be willing to give up power peacefully in 2020 if the election were close. less FILE - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined at left by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone, D-N.J., speaks at an event to announce legislation to lower health care costs and protect ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, STF / Associated Press … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi is worried Trump won’t give up power in 2020. He just underscored why.
It was once called "the last taboo." But a spreadsheet circulating this week with the salary information for workers in one industry - news media - has shown how the issue of pay equity has moved into the center of the national discussion about work and fairness. The "Real Media Salaries" spreadsheet, which anyone could self-report to, grew quickly after it began circulating on Tuesday. It asked people to report their title, company, experience in years, race, gender, and job location, in addition to compensation details. By the end of the day on Wednesday, it had more than 700 salaries listed, for positions purportedly at major national media organizations like the New York Times, National Geographic, NPR, and CNN, to digital outfits like G/O Media (formerly the Gizmodo Media Group), Buzzfeed and Quartz, to regional and local outlets like the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Arizona Republic, and the York Dispatch. "Talking about how much or how little money you make feels taboo, and it … [Read more...] about Hundreds of journalists anonymously reveal their salaries on viral spreadsheet, challenging workplace taboo
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)A former presidential candidate and journalist is being held by Nigeria's security forces despite being twice granted bail, his lawyer told CNN. Omoyele Sowore, is an investigative journalist and founder of the New York-based news site Sahara Reporters, who was arrested in August by the country's intelligence agency, the Department of State Services (DSS). He is charged with treason felony for organizing a Revolution Now protest, which the government said was an attempt to disrupt peace in the nation. He is also charged with cyberstalking President Muhammadu Buhari and money laundering. Sowore has pleaded not guilty to the charges. One week after meeting his bail conditions, the journalist is still being held, his lawyer Femi Falana said Wednesday. 'A full-blown dictatorship' Read More DSS officials said in a statement sent to CNN that Sowore was yet to be released because the appropriate persons -- his sureties-- had not come to pick him up and those that … [Read more...] about Fears over crackdown on free speech as Nigeria refuses to release prominent journalist