Late last month, the California State Treasurer’s Office announced a “move to stop ‘Pay-to-Play’ school bond campaigns”. According to the announcement:[M]unicipal finance firms seeking state business will be required to certify that they make no contributions to bond election campaigns. Firms that fail to do so will be removed from the state’s official list of acceptable vendors and barred from participating in state-issued bonds.The Treasurer’s office has sent a letter to prospective underwriters advising them of the imposition of this “new minimum qualification” and requesting that they return a certification form by August 31, 2016.However well intended, I question whether this action is legal. California’s Administrative Procedure Act provides:No state agency shall issue, utilize, enforce, or attempt to enforce any guideline, criterion, bulletin, manual, instruction, order, … [Read more...] about Has California State Treasurer’s Office Gone Underground?
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Nebraska's winner-take-office GOP primary for state treasurer might always have come down to this: Would Omaha financial planner Taylor Royal's family donate enough money to give his campaign a fighting chance against State Sen. John Murante of Gretna, the choice of Nebraska's establishment Republicans?Royal's family did donate a significant sum during the last fundraising cycle, this week's batch of state financial disclosure reports show. His father gave twice, for a total of $32,000. Royal's campaign appears to have spent some of those funds on expanding a statewide radio advertising buy. The family might give more, though it's getting late and increasingly costly to secure advertising time. But their support thus far has not approached the $240,000 they gave Royal, 28, during his unsuccessful-but-eye-catching 2017 Republican primary loss to Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. This time, his camp says, they have given their time, walked door-to-door and made calls. Sam Fischer, Royal's … [Read more...] about Royal family cash rolls into treasurer’s race against Murante
News / UK and world by Press Association August 7, 2019, 6:01 pm Updated: August 7, 2019, 8:41 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The mystery of what happened a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away may finally have some light shed on it. Astronomers have discovered what they say is a treasure trove of previously unknown massive ancient galaxies. It is the first multiple discovery of its kind and such an abundance of this type of galaxy defies current models of the universe, researchers say. The study published in the Nature journal sets out that the galaxies are also intimately connected with supermassive black holes and the distribution of dark matter. Researcher Tao Wang, from the University of Tokyo, said: “This is the first time that such a large population of massive galaxies was confirmed during the first two billion years of the 13.7-billion-year life of the universe. “These were previously invisible to us. “This … [Read more...] about Scientists uncover treasure trove of hidden galaxies
A political reporter who revels in the rowdiness of political campaigns in the public arena would be greatly disappointed in the ABA’s process of electing its leaders. ABA elections are sedate, civil and generally lacking in suspense, especially since any contentiousness that might occur—and it rarely does—is dealt with behind the closed doors of executive sessions held by the Nominating Committee of the House of Delegates.That pattern is repeating itself this year. In February, the Nominating Committee announced its choice of William C. Hubbard as president-elect nominee. The action came as absolutely no surprise, since Hubbard was running unopposed.The Nominating Committee also selected Mary T. Torres to become ABA secretary and G. Nicholas Casey Jr. to serve as treasurer. In addition, the committee announced its choices to fill nine seats on the Board of Governors, which oversees the association’s administrative operations and addresses certain policy … [Read more...] about ABA announces nominations for president, secretary, treasurer and the Board of Governors
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