Financial experts predict that there are already signs the city is headed for financial disaster, as many individuals and businesses are leaving the city for lower tax areas and city government spending is at an all-time high.
The last time the city came close to filing for bankruptcy was in 1975 when former President Gerald Ford refused to give the city a bailout package to settle its debt.
“The city is running a deficit and could be in a real difficult spot if we had a recession, or a further flight of individuals because of tax reform,” economist Milton Ezrati told the New York Post. “New York is already in a difficult financial spot, but it would be in an impossible situation if we had any kind of setback.”
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed legislation Friday to criminalize private gun sales but 25 of New Mexico’s 33 counties have made clear they have no intention of enforcing it.
[...] Twenty-nine of New Mexico’s 33 sheriffs have also signed a statement against Gov. Grisham’s gun control. And the New Mexico Sheriff’s Association indicated it planned to sue the state if the new gun control was enacted.
Hillary Clinton's Arkansas law license has been reinstated after 17 years of suspension. No word as yet on the significance of that.
Clinton's license was suspended in March 2002 for failure to complete continuing education requirements. Having been admitted to the bar more than 40 years ago (she was admitted to the Arkansas bar in October 1973) and also being older than 70, she's no longer required under Arkansas rules to meet CLE requirements.
OneCoin was founded in 2014 by Bulgarian businesswoman Ruja Ignatova, who served as CEO until her disappearance two years ago.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Konstantin Ignatov, the alleged leader of a suspected cryptocurrency pyramid scheme called OneCoin. Ignatov and his partners are accused of defrauding investors out of over $4 billion
The aggressive approach by state tax collectors comes as the Empire State faces a $2.3 billion budget deficit that even Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo called “as serious as a heart attack.”
But New York state auditors are doing their best to ensure that those fleeing the state’s high taxes will face difficulties, including being subjected to an audit -- likely to be followed by a massive tax bill.
Media Matters released audio earlier Sunday featuring many of Carlson's appearances on a popular "shock jock" radio program that is hosted by Todd Clem. Carlson, who joined Fox News in 2009, was a weekly guest on the syndicated show and discussed many cultural and political topics over the years. According to Variety, the comments appeared to have been made while Carlson was a host for MSNBC or when he became a contributor for Fox News Channel.
The flight route from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, to Nairobi, Kenya, is sometimes referred to as a “U.N. shuttle” because of how often United Nations staff members take it.
On Sunday, when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 plummeted to the ground shortly after takeoff, killing more than 150 people, the plane had a particularly high concentration of United Nations employees: At least 19 staff members died in the crash, the United Nations said in a statement.
Authorities said the massage parlors were part of a sex trade network that’s operated in and around the district for years.
Police say more than 26 sex workers have been rescued since the investigation began. Many of the women, who range in age from 20 to 65, were brought to the U.S. from mainland China. They lived, worked and performed sex acts inside the businesses.
The self-declared Democratic socialist also criticized the treatment of minorities throughout American history, from Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, which she claimed was racist, to Ronald Reagan's policies, which she said "pitted" white working class people against minorities in order "to screw over all working-class Americans,” particularly African-Americans and Hispanics.
“The most important thing is the concentration of capital, and it means that we prioritize profit and the accumulation of money above all else, and we seek it at any human and environmental cost… But when we talk about ideas like democratic socialism, it means putting democracy and society first, instead of capital first; it doesn’t mean that the actual concept of capitalistic society should be abolished,” she said.
An important letter was presented last week to the Senate subcommittee that is discussing federal laws that force parents to vaccinate their children. The following statement is from The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and they have come out strongly in opposition to the possibility of federally mandated vaccines.
Venezuela must pay ConocoPhillips more than $8 billion to compensate for the 2007 expropriation of oil assets by the country’s late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, the World Bank ruled on Friday, making the U.S. energy company the largest victor in claims stemming from nationalizations in the OPEC country.
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