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Political Notebook: LaWall intervention in prison initiative angers; Huckelberry lashes out over World View; Grijalva back | Local news

“What’s not normal is when you go into court to rehabilitate signatures, to show that signatures are valid, that you have opposition from the county recorder, and then you also have Barbara LaWall involved,” said Roopali Desai, the attorney who represented the initiative’s supporters.

LaWall, who leaves office at the end of December after 24 years as county attorney, said she opposed the initiative because she doesn’t want the state to rewrite state statutes on victims’ rights and sentencing via the initiative process.

“I am not opposed to criminal justice reform. I am not opposed to prison reform. I am not opposed to giving people second chances,” she said.

“Writing statutes and putting them on the ballot as initiatives is a bad way to make criminal justice policy.”

“In this particular case, it (the initiative) overturns some of the mandatory sentencing laws, it overturns truth in sentencing,” she said. “There

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A Local Lawyer is Creating Trendy Grazing Boards as a Side Hustle

SpreadCourtesy of CheezMDInstagram is packed with grazing boards—swank spreads of eye-catching cheese, charcuterie, and accoutrements arranged with artistic precision. For years, Melissa Shear would put together these snack platters when she went to someone’s house for dinner or a holiday. “Everyone has their signature dish that they make,” she says. “That was my signature dish.”

Last fall, she began posting pictures of some of her boards on Instagram. When the pandemic forced her to work from home this spring, Shear began ramping up her posts and got positive feedback. In June, she launched CheezMD as a side hustle to her full time job as a lawyer in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, where she has worked for the past 13 years.

Starting a business in the middle a public health emergency has pros and cons. Shear says it was simpler to take online

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State and local government news and analysis

THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Are We Headed for a Hoover 2.0 November Election?






If state and local governments and their employees become pawns in a Beltway ideological battle, the voting could turn on issues of federalism. And health care could be the issue that creates a tidal wave.


By Girard Miller, Finance Columnist  |  April 30, 2020

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THE FUTURE OF Work

We Need More Investment in Government. Yes, Now.






Only public institutions can cope with an emergency like the coronavirus. Despite intensifying budget pressures, we must rebuild the capacity to respond to the needs of the future.


By Octavia Abell, Govern for America  |  April 30, 2020

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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Government’s Innovation Surge Shouldn’t End with the Pandemic





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Maryland Government, State, local & federal

Federal Government

Statehood. In Maryland, State government began when the 9th Provincial Convention adopted the first constitution of Maryland on November 8, 1776.

Maryland, on April 28, 1788, became the seventh state to ratify the federal Constitution.

State House, Annapolis, Maryland, January 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, State House (from Bladen St.), Annapolis, Maryland]

STATE GOVERNMENT


Executive Branch
The Executive Branch of Maryland Government consists of executive agencies and certain
Constitutional Officers, including the Governor, the chief executive of the State, who oversees the Executive Branch. Elected by the voters to a four-year term, the Governor presides over the Governor’s Executive Council. Known as the Cabinet, the Council includes the heads of the twenty departments which encompass most State government agencies. Subcabinets and coordinating offices also are directed by the Governor. In addition, the Governor oversees independent agencies, and frequently authorizes executive commissions and task forces to study and recommend solutions to particular matters of public

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City Mayors: US local government

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North and East Local Services

Improvement Project (NELSIP) 

(2015-2017)

 

The main objective of the North East Local Government Service Improvement Project (NELSIP) is to improve service delivery of the Local Authority by providing the necessary infrastructure facilities, increasing people’s participation to create equal opportunities society and enhancing knowledge, skills of officials and community through capacity building programs.                                   

32 projects have been implemented under the infrastructure facilities of the Local Authorities. It is comprised of rural roads (asphalt, concrete, interlock), drainage systems, stormwater canal, water projects, buildings (market, weekly fair, office, daycare & preschool, guest house) playground, and children park.

 

 

New construction and improvement of culverts, bridges and sewer lines, which are linked to road development projects have contributed to the increase in the efficiency of the transport sector. This will help increase investments,

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Social Security Online | State and Local Government Employers

State and Local Government Employers – Information




Welcome to SSA’s web site for State and local government employers. Currently, there are about 98,000 public employers and 23 million public employees.

Attention! If you hire new employees not covered by Social Security: Section 419(c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The law requires newly hired public employees to sign a statement that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit

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Federal, State, & Local Governments



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Government finances include revenues, expenditures (spending), debt, and assets (cash and security holdings). Although states and local governments differ among one another in how they record their activities in their legislation and accounting systems, the Census Bureau classifies their data into standard categories so that they may be compared more easily.

These statistics are collected quarterly or annually. Every fifth year (years ending in ‘2’ and ‘7’) the Census of Governments is conducted. The same questions are asked as in the annual

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Local Government Management Fellowship | icma.org

VIA ICMA

The Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF) is a career-development opportunity designed to attract recent MPA/MPP (or related programs) graduates to be placed in full-time management-track local government positions. Finalists are selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership potential, commitment to public service, communication skills, initiative, creativity, and positive attitude. They then interview for 12-month fellowship appointments at local governments across the country, during which they receive direct mentorship from a senior government leader at the organization. (Appointments may be extended beyond the one-year term.) Since the program’s launch in 2004, 30 alumni fellows have been hired as chief administrative officers or assistant chief administrative officers; many others are in senior positions in local government. See where Fellows are now. 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in the Local Government Management Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be a recent graduate or student enrolled in a public administration, public policy, or
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Regional & Local Government Responsibilities

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Regional & Local Government

Regional
Responsibilities

Area Municipality Responsibilities

The Regional Municipality of Durham
was created on January 1, 1974 as a Regional Government in the Province of
Ontario under The Regional Municipality of Durham Act, 1973 of the Ontario
Legislature. The Region is one of five Regional Governments of the GTA
established by the Province of Ontario. The Act provided for the formation
of the eight area municipalities (the City of Oshawa, the towns of Ajax,
Pickering and Whitby; the Municipality of Clarington and the Townships of
Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge), by the annexation and amalgamation of
twenty-one former local municipalities in the Counties of Ontario,
Northumberland and Durham.

The Regional system of government
is comprised of two levels of government which has been designed to meet
the complete challenges of the day. The Regional Municipality of Durham is
the first level and the eight

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