Shumlin and Legislature move swiftly to pass Budget Adjustment Bill

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin today signed the state’s Budget Adjustment Bill, a milestone for progress in the legislative session. The  governor noted that this is the earliest date any governor had signed this legislation in at least a decade, and complimented the leadership in the House and the Senate for moving swiftly to affordably address the needs of Vermonters.‘We arrived at the State House in January aware of the difficult spending decisions facing Vermont,’ Gov. Shumlin said. ‘My administration and the House and Senate worked overtime to ensure this spending adjustment for the current year is affordable for taxpayers, yet meets our most pressing needs.’The bill for the current fiscal year includes:·          Approximately $19 million from the federal Jobs Bill to help schools meet budget constraints;·         $500,000 to combat homelessness in Vermont — $300,000 in grants directly to shelters, and $200,000 in General Assistance to help renters avoid eviction due to late payment, and assist with housing deposits to move homeless Vermonters into housing;·         $700,000 to provide assistance to Vermonters with traumatic brain injuries through the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living; and·         $280,000 to the Department for Children and Families to provide living assistance to the aged, blind and disabled.The Budget Adjustment Bill is an annual act that makes a mid-course correction to this year’s spending plan based on changes in the challenges facing Vermont since lawmakers approved a current-year budget the previous spring. In all, this bill proposes a relatively small spending increase of about $6 million in total spending for the year. The bill also includes some spending reductions created by caseload changes or other program shifts.‘We have challenging decisions to make in this building moving forward,’ Gov. Shumlin said. ‘It is imperative that ‘ just as we did in passing the Budget Adjustment Bill ‘ we work cooperatively to balance the needs of Vermonters with their ability to pay for those services.’ Source: MONTPELIER ‘ 2.17.2011last_img read more

Donna the Buffalo – Silverlined

first_imgMusic festival darlings Donna the Buffalo celebrate their 20th anniversary with their latest offering Silverlined , the band’s seventh studio album to date. Led by founding members, lead guitarist Jeb Puryear and multi-instrumentalist Tara Nevins, DTB doesn’t necessarily break any new musical ground over the course of the album’s 13 tracks.  Instead what they achieve is just another solid collection of countrified, Cajun-flavored, reggae-infused sounds, which have become their musical calling card. While Silverlined doesn’t measure up to the band’s earlier work from the mid to late 1990’s, there’s still plenty of goodies throughout to make long-time fans happy including the album opener “Temporary Misery” (with guest vocalist Claire Lynch), the live favorite “Biggie K”, which is presented here with a smoking horn section, and the album’s title track with a guest vocal appearance by David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.  Here’s to 20 years and counting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               -Shaun Harveylast_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: Nov. 9 – Nov. 11, 2015

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Nov. 9 to Nov. 16, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Stallings, Traci N.36Wellington, KS2013 E. 7th St., Wellington, KSWPDProbation Violation11/10/15 WPD3 Whitaker, Glenn M.24Ellinwood, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence11/9/15 Total29 Robinson, Rosaline L.49Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence11/13/15 Allen, Marc A.23Wichita, KS900 E US 166, South Haven, KSSUSODWS; Possession of hallucinogenic drug11/15/15 Weidner, Tara L28Wellington, KS570 S. Seneca, Wellington, KSSUSOCriminal damage to property/ Possession of hallucinogenic drug/ Possession of Paraphernalia/ Interference with LEO/ Battery on LEO11/9/15 Velez, Eddy D.42Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence11/14/15 Cook, Michael D.24Wichita, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence11/12/15 Crawford, David L.30Wellington, KS800 E. Maple, Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to Appear (x2)11/12/15 Rolader, John D.40Stockton, GA15151 Alcovy Rd, Covington, GASUSOFailure to Appear/ Aggravated Failure to Appear11/10/15 Marcum, Scott D.43Winfield, KS300 W. Main, Oxford, KSOXPDDriving While Suspended11/10/15 BPPD1 Rowe, David J.25Haysville, KS100 N. Pacific, Oxford, KSOXPDDriving While Suspended11/9/15 Wheeler, Tina L.46Wellington, KS503 E. 4th, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation11/12/15 Davidson, Venetta40Winfield, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSGSOFailure to Appear11/10/15 Baxley, Angela R.47Arkansas City, KSArkanas City Police DepartmentMPDProbation Violation11/10/15 Holmes, Jeffrey V.45Wellington, KS503 E. 4th, Wellington, KSSUSOPossession of an Opiate11/12/15 Howland, Robert H.19Belle Plaine, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation11/9/15 Follow us on Twitter. Crump, Avery L.24Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation11/10/15center_img Conley, Calvin M.44Mayfield, KS100 N. Osborn, Mayfield, KSSUSOD.U.I./ Driving While Suspended/ Transporting an open container11/9/15 Smith-Richards, Christina M.43Wellington, KSSumner County Community Corrections, Wellington, KSWPDProbation Violation11/9/15 Sharp, Franklin54West Memphis, ARI-35 MP 10, Wellington, KSKHPRegulations on use of controlled-access highways and facilities11/13/15 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 11-9 to 11-16-15 Allen, Justin29Peck, KS1300 N. Drury, Peck, KSSUSOD.U.I11/14/15 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Henderson, Jesse L.62Wellington, KSRemeark #4, Wellington, KSWPDPossession of Paraphernalia/ Possession of an Opiate11/12/15 Moss, Stormi L.19Ponca, City, OKKay County Jail, OKSUSOProbation violation11/15/15 Schmeidler, Eli E.25Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation11/9/15 Bettis-Coffey, Julie57Wichita, KS400 E. Main, Mulvane, KSMPDD.U.I./ Transporting an open container/ Driving on right side of roadway required11/14/15 SGSO2 Tennant, Tyler R.18Wichita, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSGSOProbation Violation11/13/15 SUSO18 OXPD2 KHP1 MPD2 Haskins, Andrei J.22Mulvane, KS1400 N. Merchant St., Belle Plaine, KSBPPDDriving While Suspended/ Driving While a Habitual Violator11/13/15 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Vaughn, Thomas W.33Winfield, KS910 E. Fuller St., Winfield, KSSUSOProbation Violation/ Distribute opiate, opium, narcotic, certain stimulant/ Possession of Paraphrelnalia11/14/15 James, Tyron E.34Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence11/12/15last_img read more