Today’s news … Sunday, September 4, 2016

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

Today’s Quote … “The strongest middle class the world has ever known was not built overnight. It was achieved by men and women who believed that living up to the promise of this Nation meant more than hoping for the best it meant toiling in the day, working through the night, and proving that theirs was a future worth fighting for. On Labor Day, we celebrate the grit and resilience of America’s workers and their families, and we recommit to reaching for a world in which they are afforded the rights and opportunities they deserve.” – Opening paragraph from Presidential Proclamation — Labor Day, 2016.

  • Tomorrow, Americans will celebrate Labor Day – “The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union.” – US Department of Labor

ld“Not only were the unions a big part of the reason the holiday was created, but they continued to be a big part of the celebrations for years to come. In fact, many of the early parades were made up largely of groups of different local union workers, like the Women’s Auxiliary Typographical Union pictured here in 1909.”

  • Cooking the books? A page one article in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster brings into question the issue of school boards’ decisions to keep raising taxes as a Montgomery County court ruled that a school district has to rescind the tax increase it announced. The LNP – Always Lancaster article stated, “All 16 public school districts in Lancaster County are carrying surplus cash on their books, ranging from a low of 9 percent of annual spending to more than 30 percent, according to the Department of Education. Most of these districts have raised taxes year after year, too.”

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Click here to go to the state’s Website of inspections … and the listing of the violations at each location. The statewide directory lists inspections for all municipalities in York County and Lancaster County.… except those in Columbia – Columbia persists in having its own inspection system with its own forms and inspection items – rather than the one used statewide.

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