The 188-member Maryland General Assembly said it has no records of the number of sexual harassment complaints over the past decade but plans to begin keeping track. Earlier this week, the Legislature passed a bill sponsored by Kelly that will strengthen its policies on harassment reporting to include an independent investigator and to cover lobbyists. … [Read more...] about Legislatures lack public records of misconduct claims
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Tax cuts will deepen trade deficit. WSJ's Greg Ip: "Among... Trump’s most deeply held economic convictions is that trade deficits are bad, yet his signature economic policy—a major tax cut—likely will deepen the trade deficits he abhors for years to come. For now, that’s more a problem of optics than economics, albeit one that may prompt Mr. Trump to dial up trade tensions with other countries. But in the long run wider trade deficits will make Americans poorer. That’s not because foreigners are stealing American jobs, as Mr. Trump often contends. Rather, it’s because Americans will increasingly borrow from foreigners to sustain their standard of living. Paying them back will wipe out a sizable chunk of the tax cut’s benefit." … [Read more...] about The Finance 202: Fed report shows business execs worry about Trump’s trade moves
“The one thing I don’t have on my side is history,” she added. “It can be discouraging when people only look to the past to determine what you’re capable of. But I use that as fuel. My job is to remove this as a barrier for every person who runs after me. I’ve always seen my success in that light.” … [Read more...] about Georgia governor hopeful Stacey Abrams could become first black, female state leader: Who is she?
Trump uses Putin summit to deny collusion with Russia President Trump's critics slam the highly anticipated summit in Helsinki after he refuses to defend the U.S. intelligence community and says he sees 'no reason' why Russia would interfere in the 2016 presidential election. … [Read more...] about Trump scores on his own goal
If someone thinks it’s best for their safety or sanity to not be named publicly, Cooper says the agency would respect that decision. And they have in the past. Cooper said the agency successfully fought off a Freedom of Information Act request for identifying information about winners including the winner of a nearly $400 million Powerball jackpot in Lexington County in September 2013. … [Read more...] about Mega Millions winner’s identity might never be released