People In Vermont Actually Voted For Jerry Garcia & Les Claypool For The President

first_imgLast week, the nation looked on as Donald J. Trump was elected to the office of the President of the United States of America. Many supporters of Hillary Clinton were beyond surprised that their candidate did not win, but it seems some Vermont voters were hoping for a different presidential option. A new report published in the Washington Post shows a list of the write-in votes from Vermont, and some of our favorite musicians happen to be on it.Check out this list of musicians who people actually voted for in Vermont.Willie Nelson (7 votes)Alice Cooper (2 votes)Jerry Garcia (2 votes)Bruce Springsteen (1 vote)Les Claypool (1 vote)Henry Rollins (1 vote)Eddie Van Halen (1 vote)Jim Morrison (1 vote)Neil Young (1 vote)Ted Nugent (1 vote)Jimmy “Buffet” (1 vote)Unfortunately, none of those musicians were elected to the office, probably because they weren’t running, or, in some instances, are no longer alive. Of course, this lighthearted article may take a more serious tone in four years if Kanye West makes good on his promise to run for the office in 2020…last_img read more

NY Eyes Extra Revenue But Forecasters Warn About New Virus

first_imgPhoto: Jim Bowen / CC BY 2.0ALBANY — New York could see at least $700 million in extra tax revenue through March 2021, but the state’s economic outlook is nonetheless uncertain because of the new coronavirus outbreak.The state’s latest economic forecast says the spread of the disease could end up severely restraining global and domestic growth and hurting global supply chains. But forecasters say a quick resolution to the outbreak could make the economic outlook less bleak.The governor and Legislature’s annual consensus forecast was released Sunday — the same day that the state confirmed its first case of COVID-19 in a woman who had recently returned from Iran.Amid worries about how the outbreak might affect the state’s economy, there was some good news: The forecast estimated that the state could have at least $700 million in extra revenue over the next year, and two separate reports by the state Senate and Assembly say New York could see even more money, predicting over $1 billion more in additional tax revenues through March 2021. Lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are currently discussing how to use any extra revenues in the state budget, which is due by April 1.The state’s Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and fiscal watchdog groups are calling for more money in the state rainy day fund in case the economy worsens. Liberal advocacy groups want the state to direct more spending to education and the state’s increasingly costly Medicaid system serving 3 million low-income New Yorkers.The consensus forecast says the national economy will keep growing but at a slower pace due to declining global growth, a tight labor market and the waning impact of 2017 corporate tax cuts.The report estimates that personal income and wage growth will increase over the next two years but also at a slowing pace. Any increase to interest rates could also hit New York particularly hard, forecasters warn. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Slow SAP cash distribution: Treñas expects show cause order from DILG

first_img* there were many changes (inclusions) in the list of beneficiaries * barangay captains were very measured in identifying/listing beneficiaries * social distancing, which must be observed during the release of the emergency assistance, slowed down the process “Mabagal ang pagbibigay ng ayuda sa kani-kanilang mga constituents,” according to Año. “While the vast majority of local government units were able to distribute their SAP before the deadline leading to a national payout rate of 97 percent yesterday, may ilan pa rin na naiwan. The DILG and the public deserve to know why they failed to complete their distribution.” Treñas said he was ready to explain the delay to the DILG and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). These were the following: Thursday last week, DILG secretary Eduardo Año said 11 mayors from Western Visayas would be issued show cause orders. The city government failed to beat these deadlines.  As of yesterday, some 3,000 beneficiaries were yet to receive their emergency cash assistance of P6,000 each. He further said, “Delay gid kay gin-include naton ang kabataan sang mga 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries. Ginpadugang pa gid ang waay kakuha sang assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment.” * the Development Bank of the Philippine ran out of cashcenter_img * dearth of cashiers at city hall * there were lots of SAP beneficiaries in the city – 79,215 “Nagahulat ako padal-an sang sulat,” he said. The SAP deadline was originally April 30. This deadline was extended twice – first on May 7 then on May 10. Around 18 million low-income families were targeted to receive the SAP cash subsidy ranging from P5,000 to P8,000 for two months as mandated by the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Republic Act 11469)./PN ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas expects to receive a show cause order from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) asking him to explain the slow distribution of the national government’s emergency cash assistance under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP). “Ang mga kapitan gusto nila nga indi sila magsala kay sila ang maigoan,” said Treñas.last_img read more