Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page March 21, 2019 There are bad ideas and then there are simply dreadful ideas. A move to allow House caucuses on Beacon Hill to raise and spend money from outside sources — without identifying those sources — is definitely in the latter category.Now, legislative caucuses come in all shapes and sizes. There are, in fact, 14 of them registered with the House clerk’s office. Leaders of the House Progressive Caucus, for example, proudly announced this week that their numbers have reached a record high of 60.Some of the other larger ones, the Caucus of Women Legislators and the Black and Latino Caucus, operate with staff funded by the taxpayers, but also maintain private bank accounts that receive funds usually paid from the campaign accounts of their members — but also not subject to any public disclosure. Advertisement The proposed new rule, first … [Read more...] about Editorial: House proposes to set up a ‘slush fund’ for Beacon Hill caucuses
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News / UK and world by Press Association November 26, 2018, 1:09 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Theresa May faces a make-or-break fortnight as she attempts to win backing for her Brexit deal ahead of the crunch Parliamentary vote. The Prime Minister has already started the hard sell to the public, in the hope they can exert pressure on MPs to back the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration of future EU-UK relations that was approved by EU27 leaders on Sunday. After Monday’s Cabinet meeting – assuming there are no resignations – and a subsequent debrief in the Commons, she is expected to embark on a media and travel blitz. With a Commons vote on the deal widely expected in the week beginning December 10, we look ahead at two pivotal weeks for the Prime Minister: – Brexit Roadshow Mrs May will take her Brexit deal set on the road over the next fortnight. Expect visits to each of the four … [Read more...] about Two weeks to win as May hits the road to drum up Brexit support
Carl Lamb, managing director of Almary Green Archant Our reader this week wants to know if her son is entitled to up to £500 in a child trust fund from the government. Carl Lamb of Almary Green responds. Does your son or daughter have a government child trust fund you don't know about? Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto.I’ve seen in the news this week that children born between 2002 and 2011 were given a sum of money by the government on their birth to put into a special children’s fund.I have a son aged 16 this October and a daughter aged 14. I think I remember vaguely that we were told that we were entitled to this but I don’t think we ever took it up. Is it too late to get the money?Response from Carl Lamb of Almary GreenChild Trust Funds were only around between September 1, 2002 and January 2, 2011, but any child born between those dates will have been allocated either £250 or £500, depending on the parents’ income, from the government to … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: Has the government given my child £500 in a child trust fund?
CAMPAIGNERS have called for a new recognised fund to help attack victims and bereaved families and stop scammer websites. A new report from Survivors Against Terror found the current fundraising system was “broken” and beset by fraud with “multiple, fake and amateur” funds being set up. The group - founded by survivors and bereaved relatives of victims of Islamist bombings, IRA attacks and far-right extremist murders – want the British Survivors Fund to be modelled on the existing Disasters Emergency Committee and the London Emergencies Trust. Westminster Bridge survivor Travis Frain - who was seriously injured in last year’s attack, said it was a natural British instinct “to help when terror strikes”. He said: “One of our first instincts following attacks is to raise money to help those affected - but the present system is broken. “Each attack sees multiple fundraising responses, some real, some fake, some high profile, some … [Read more...] about Terror survivors say funding system to help them is ‘broken’ and abused by scammers on sites such as JustGiving
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc proposed a score of measures to improve the effectiveness of Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit (ACMECS) cooperation at the 8th ACMECS, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand on June 16 with leaders from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in attendance. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and delegation heads at the 8th ACMECS Summit (Photo:VGP). At the summit under the theme "Towards an Integrated and Connected Mekong Community", the Vietnamese government leader delivered a keynote speech proposing a number of measures to improve the effectiveness of ACMECS cooperation. ACMECS should promote the coordination of views on cooperation with development partners, and build a common voice on issues that need to be addressed as well as sub-regional cooperation priorities. It is improve ACMECS operational mechanism and focus more on mobilizing financial resources for ACMECS cooperation through initiatives such as the … [Read more...] about ACMECS asked to step up cooperation with development partners