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today’s news … Thursday, February 2, 2012

In Uncategorized on February 2, 2012 at 5:35 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! 

Quote for today“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Announced Columbia Borough School District Board meeting dates  as posted at the Columbia Borough School District Website – Most school districts abide by the state law and publicly notify citizens of all their meetings. LEGAL NOTICES published in the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era, February 2, 2012 – THE ELIZABETHTOWN AREA BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS HAS ANNOUNCED A SPECIAL MEETING TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012, AT 6 P.M. IN THE HSLGI.
  • “A retired teacher told me, ‘If you can’t afford to pay the taxes, you shouldn’t live here.’” – Here’s a post about one school  “board’s big-spending habits.”BigGovernment.com
  • “The York City School District is facing an $8 million deficit for the current school year, and the teachers’ union voted against reopening its contract for a proposal to address part of that gap.” – York Daily Record

the public has a right to know how public funds are used – part 1

In Government on February 2, 2012 at 5:19 am

[NOTE: This is a re-posted article from April 2011 – we have been asked to post it again.]

“Transparency means that something can be seen through. When we talk about transparency in government, we mean that citizens must be able to “see through” its workings, to know exactly what goes on when public officials transact public business. Government that is not transparent is more prone to corruption and undue influence because there is no public oversight of decision making.”

Local government

Residents and taxpayers need to be able to adequately gauge whether a local municipal government is:

  • Effective.
  • Competent.
  • Frugal with tax revenues
  • In compliance with all expectations and relevant laws about public records and open meetings.

In order for this to happen, residents and taxpayers should expect to find key information on any municipality’s website. Read the rest of this entry »

A Valentine’s Day Jewelry Guide

In Everyday Living, Lists on February 2, 2012 at 4:58 am