In an effort to improve the business climate in the State of New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie has created a permanent Red Tape Review Commission. This bi-partisan group is charged with identifying and eliminating burdensome red tape and other obstacles to help promote job creation, economic growth and investment throughout New Jersey. At the same time, they are also to make sure that their efforts to simplify and modernize regulations do not jeopardize public health and safety.
Recently, California’s Contra Costa County, Board of Supervisors, agreed to include in its meeting agendas a summary of all settlement agreements that are reached during closed sessions. Previously, the final settlements were only made public if someone made specific requests for the details.
In an article entitled “Settlements with County Now to be Public” in The Mercury News, dated February 11, 2011, by Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Contra Costa Times, this action is the result of an unpublicized settlement regarding alleged sexual assault charges made by a former County employee. The settlement was approved by the Board of Supervisors and never publicly … Read More
Now that the $700 Billion Economic Stabilization Act has officially been approved and signed by President Bush many people are breathing a huge sigh of relief. Yet, there is still a sense of unease about what this bill will do and what it means for everyone. As citizens and taxpayers, our dollars are part of the plan to help fix the economy, so we deserve to have a voice.
There are often bills approved by our government that could have a major impact on our wallets and our rights as US citizens. However, while we are fortunate enough to live … Read More