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?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Kara Baskin Globe Correspondent August 22, 2018 Some kids have Manhattan. Others have Hollywood. As a kid growing up west of Boston in the 1980s and 1990s, I had Harvard Square.I remember driving into Cambridge along Alewife Brook Parkway with my parents as a 1980s elementary-schooler, peering out the window past the Fresh Pond Mall sign and Faces nightclub, en route to Joyce Chen’s Chinese restaurant — the pinnacle of authentic dining back then. Once I saw the big twin apartment towers approaching the Fresh Pond rotary, I knew we were getting close. This was before there was even an Alewife T stop. To get to Harvard Square, you drove down Concord Avenue, and then it opened up before you, like Broadway.In high school, Harvard Square, not Boston, was the edgy destination. It’s where my friend Vicky secretly got her belly button pierced. … [Read more...] about How to eat like a local in Harvard Square
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 4:43 p.m. UTC Aug 22, 2018 Aretha Franklin's legacy could include teaching consumers yet another word W-I-L-L. Get one. Franklin — like Prince, Pablo Picasso, and others before her — reportedly died without a will or a trust. And there's likely to be plenty of legal battles ahead in probate court for family members and others because of it. It's shocking, especially when you consider that Franklin, who died Aug. 16 at age 76, had been battling pancreatic cancer for quite some time. And reportedly, she had $80 million in assets at the time of her death, according to People magazine which quoted estimates from CelebrityNetWorth.com. Celebrity news sites are all over this one. "It's especially surprising given that she has a special needs son named Clarence who needs financial and other forms of support for his entire life," according to TMZ. How much she really has to distribute to … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin didn’t have a will, but you should: How to get one