News Brief September 27th 2010

News and Events for this glorious day; Back in 1955 on this day may wife Sally was born…. What a neat day! It appears that on September 21, which was last Tuesday, and you lived West or South West of Jackson Madison County General Hospital, there was a good chance that your car was check to see if there was anything of value inside. If there was then you might have been listed as one of the six car burgaries listed for that night from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM that night starting at Lynwood and moving north to Russell, Sunnyside and Beechwood. The Jackson City Council Agenda is out as well as the information package. I will send the information package to a select few to review with me. I will post the agenda this morning at this location and on facebook as well as email distribution. In the meantime, here are a few of the highlights.

Consideration of an Ordinance to rezone property located at 1643 East Chester Street from an RG-1 (General Residential) District to a B4 (General Business) District, and containing 0.75 acres, more or less, submitted by Leslie Lee.

Consideration of an Ordinance to rezone property located at 1858 Campbell Street from an RS-1 (Single Family, Residential) District to an O (Office) District, and containing 8.72 acres, more or less, submitted by F & H Properties.

Consideration of an Ordinance Establishing Redevelopment Trust Fund for District 2 Pursuant to Section 21 of the Community Redevelopment Act of 1998.

Consideration of the annual performance report for The Jackson Housing Authority.

Senate Majority Leader Reid filed cloture today on a bill to use the tax code to crack down on outsourcing of U.S. jobs, setting up a Tuesday vote. The bill is likely to face opposition from Republicans concerned it reduces U.S. firms’ ability to compete with foreign companies and possible opposition from a handful of moderate Democrats including Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus could leave the measure short of votes to advance. Democrats brought up the outsourcing bill because they believe it highlights a focus on jobs ahead of the midterm elections and is less controversial than extending 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for the middle class. GOP LOOKS TO W.VA.:

The NRSC is going up with an ad in West Virginia today, a sure sign that Republicans believe their chances in the state’s Senate race are on the rise. The ad, which is backed by a $1.2 million buy, hits on the campaign strategy Republican businessman John Raese has already been using: tie his Democratic opponent, Gov. Joe Manchin, to President Obama. The ad, first reported by The Washington Post, is a clear indication that Republicans are seeking to expand the Senate playing field into West Virginia, once considered a sure thing for Manchin and the Democrats. The ad is running for two weeks on radio and TV, including the expensive D.C. market, according to party sources.

BOXER STAYS AHEAD:

Sen. Barbara Boxer continues to lead her Republican opponent, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, in California’s Senate race, a Field Poll released today shows. Boxer leads Fiorina 47 percent to 41 percent among likely voters, a similar lead Boxer had in the poll’s last look at the race, 47 percent to 44 percent. The news of the poll comes as both campaigns have begun their TV ad campaigns in earnest. The survey, conducted between September 14 and September 20, had a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.

What other evils could we possibly throw into the fray?

You are cordially invited to attend the Dedication of the Judge Milton Brown railroad car on Friday, October 8, 2010, at 12:00 noon at the Casey Jones Village Museum. I suggest you go. It was your dollars invested that allowed this to happen. It was 1994. Mario Cuomo was seeking his fourth term as governor of New York, and he faced a serious challenge from a Republican state senator, George Pataki. Rudy Giuliani, the popular GOP mayor of New York City, crossed party lines to endorse Cuomo, but Cuomo still lost to Pataki. This year Attorney General Mario W. “Andrew” Cuomo (son) was scheduled to be titled with the crown. The GOP designated as his “challenger” Rick Lazio. A nice man who was the sacrifical choice of establishment R’s. But it didn’t happen that way. New York voters decided something else entirely. They nominated a Buffalo businessman, Carl Paladino. A new Quinnipiac poll finds Cuomo leading Paladino just 49% to 43% among likely voters:

“The question was whether Carl Paladino would get a bounce from his big Republican primary victory. The answer is yes. He’s within shouting distance and–you can count on it–he will be shouting,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

“Attorney General Andrew Cuomo might be a victim of his own excess. Politicians and polls have depicted him so relentlessly as a sure thing that he might be a victim of the ‘throw the bums out’ attitude that hits incumbents in this angry year,” Carroll added.

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