“I’m just so frustrated it’s being shoved down our throat,” board member Don Schlichte said. “People are considering leaving the profession … people are afraid to say anything, feeling backlash. It’s not being done well.”RRPS has traditionally had a conservative school board.
“This has no basis in statistics,” board member Divyesh Patel said. “This is a half-baked product.”
Because the bureau conducts the city's business with public money, Williams said, its records are public.
The bureau receives about $1.2 million in city taxes per year, according to a summary of the bureau's budget for fiscal years 2006 through 2014. The money comes from the city's lodgers tax, a 5-percent tax that residents and visitors pay on lodging fees within city limits, said Andy Mason, the city's Director of Administrative Services. The bureau share of the lodgers tax revenue is about 70 percent of the total.
I had never heard the “slippery slope to Eastern religion” argument before Baldonado voiced it. I thought yoga was just a way to make sure I have really sore shoulders while getting permission to buy cute new pants. But Christian leaders from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to the popular Mars Hill Church have voiced the warning that yoga opens a door to Eastern religions.
There are few options for parents like Hall, and in that vacuum, a relatively unregulated, off-the-grid industry of reform youth camps has flourished, despite a decade of high-profile cases alleging beatings and other abuse at some camps.
Proponents of such programs — which can cost upward of $100,000 a year — say they are an effective, last-ditch solution to save troubled youth from the criminal justice system.
Spaceport Authority spokesman David Wilson on Wednesday confirmed that the Spaceport’s director, Christine Anderson, will go to the Legislature in January to ask for an additional $6.8 million to finish paving the road.
The Spaceport needs the money because of how its business model is set up: As tenants launch at the Spaceport, they pay an increased amount of fees to use the facility. Virgin had planned to begin launches in February, and that would have meant more revenue for the spaceport, and for the road, Wilson said.
Though Hommert is upbeat about the labs scientists meeting the technical requirements, “With respect to budgetary changes, I cannot be as sanguine,” he told the subcommittee.
The labs are operating on a fiscal year 2014 allocation that is 23 percent below the labs’ 2014 requirement, he said in the 11-page report.
The neighborhood association has been working with policy makers and executives to solidify a long term plan. This $31 million state of the art pre-treatment facility, scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2015, is just the first step in the rehab process.
Upon request, there are original movie scripts and screenplays available for public viewing from Leigh Brackett, an author and screenwriter who was good friends with ENMU legend and science fiction pioneer Jack Williamson.
They were donated to the library after her death in March 1978, according to the section’s reference librarian Gene Bundy.