IS IT TRUE yesterday the Vanderburgh County Commissioners reversed their decision to change retirement plan providers? …yesterday the County Commissioners voted 2-0 (with County Commissioner Joe Kiefer abstaining) to accept a new offer from Nationwide? …it was wise that the Commissioners decided to abandon plans to switch County Employees Retirement to Voya-Wells Fargo? …that many County employees were upset because Kiefer’s son, Joe Kiefer II, works as a financial adviser for Wells Fargo? …we congratulate Commissioner Kiefer for staying out of this process from day one because of a possible conflict of interest because his son’ is employed with Voya-Wells Fargo? …we commend retired Deputy Prosecutor Jim Ethridge and Linda Freeman, the Chief Deputy Surveyor for leading the battle to force the County Commissioners to reverse this decision?
IS IT TRUE one of the most competitive political race to follow in the upcoming general election is the District 77 State Representative contest between Democrat Ryan Hatfield and Republican Johnny Kincaid? …Mr. Kincaid was wise in selecting the aggressive and politically savvy Phillip Davis as his campaign manager? …Mr. Hatfield now enjoys the open political support of out going State Representative Gail Riecken? …all we can say is get ready to observe an exciting grass roots and in your face political campaign for District 77 State representative in years? …as of May 11, 2016 this race is too close to call?
IS IT TRUE that the collaboration on the Evansville City Council may be splitting? …Anna Hargis, Dan Adams, and Connie Robinson have actually questioned the plans laid out by Council President Missy Mosby and three of them cast “no” votes at Monday’s meeting?
IS IT TRUE we hear that Evansville/Vanderburgh County Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up to hire several hundred young people for summer jobs? …we hope this year that the Parks and Recreation Department will do a better job in attracting more young people from the disadvantage areas of our community to work for them this summer?
IS IT TRUE the top elected official in Ramapo, New York, Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence, wanted a minor-league baseball team and a new stadium to house it?…according to a team of paid consultants estimated the park would cost about $20 million and taxpayers would not have to pay for the construction?…now that the whole sordid situation is over and a stadium is in place, taxpayers are responsible for as much as $60 million in stadium expenses, according to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli?…Ramapo’s finances are the subject of a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe that became public after agents descended on the town hall about 38 miles northwest of Manhattan in May?…the biggest concern expressed by people close to the team was “If taxpayers are mad about the way it went down, they’re not going to be customers, and it hurts.”?…In city after city since 1990 there have been over $1.5 Billion taxpayer financed temples to sport erected with very few success stories?…there should be plenty of politicians and consultants shaking in their boots about an FBI probe uncovering intentional misrepresentation of financial projections when it comes to fun and games facilities and Evansville, Indiana is no exception?
IS IT TRUE The Evansville Housing Authority has established a Youth training program within our community to meet an overall goal of bettering the area in which we live? …the goal of this program is to provide opportunities to those who might not otherwise get such a chance to make a difference in their community while simultaneously bettering themselves as individuals?
IS IT TRUE YouthBuild is a community based training program overseen by the Evansville Housing Authority Evansville? …YouthBuild is a resident Vocational Training program to help train the disadvantage between the ages of 16 and 21? …this program just received an $81,000 grant from DMD to assist this program to help enrollees to achieve a brighter future? …we hope that YouthBuild will take this $81,000 grant and hook up with the local Trade Unions to assist in this training program?
IS IT TRUE we are hearing from one of our Indiana “Trump For President” moles that Paul Ryan and Donald Trump will probably agree that Ryan should not chair the GOP convention?
IS IT TRUE that Trump has now appointed two different people to head his transition team? …one of them is the son-in-law of Jared Kushner and the other is Chris Christie? …the irony in that is that Christie prosecuted Jared’s father, Charles Kushner for numerous crimes including tax evasion and sent him to prison for 18 months?
FOOTNOTE: todays “Readers Poll” question is: Who would you vote for If the election was held today for District 77 State Representative seat?
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