Ghana approves tax on electronic payments despite opposition protest

ACCRA, March 29 (Reuters) – The Ghanaian parliament on Tuesday approved a new 1.5% tax on electronic payments, known as “electronic collection”, after the opposition left in protest. Finance Minister Ken Ofory-Ata proposed an electronic levy in November to expand the tax network and presented it as a panacea for Ghana’s financial woes. The opposition … Read more

Better late than never, Chicago City Council enters electronic voting age, approves settlement in Brickyard incident

Better late than never, Chicago City Council on Wednesday finally entered the 21st century with the debut of electronic voting – something that has been common in Springfield for years. “Ladies and gentlemen, we are about to make history here,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said shortly after 1:30 p.m., when the first item on the Finance … Read more

Methode Electronics’ Board Approves Dividend

CHICAGO, March 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Methode Electronics, Inc. MEIThe world’s leading provider of custom solutions for user interface, LED lighting and power distribution applications, announced today that its board of directors has announced quarterly dividends of $ 0.14 per share to be paid on April 29, 2022 to ordinary shareholders. April 2022 About … Read more

Legislature approves $750K for Tampa Bay education program on erased Black cemeteries

The legislature has agreed to allocate funding to start an educational program at a local abandoned African-American cemetery in Tampa Bay. After some reluctance from the House during budget suggestions, lawmakers eventually agreed to include $ 750,000 for it in the proposed budget. The budget is a consensus between the House of Representatives and the … Read more

Rockland approves Route 3 electronic billboard with no opposition

ROCKLAND – A local developer has received the approval of an electronic billboard along Route 3 without opposition at a meeting of the Rockland Board of Appeal, as opposed to similar proposals in Quincy, Milton and Weymouth. The council approved a special permit for billboards on 61 Accord Park Road on Tuesday night. WN Realty … Read more

South Bristol Approves CLC Hike, Education Budget

Chris Plummer (left) presents the newly elected South Bristol voter Bruce Farin Jr. with the “key to the city” after the annual city meeting at the South Bristol School on March 8. Plummer did not seek re-election to the board after 15 years. (photo by Maya Tzvert) Residents of South Bristol quickly processed 43 articles … Read more

Board approves resolution in support electronic warrant program for blood draws – The Oxford Eagle

The city of Oxford will be one of the first Mississippi communities to launch a pilot program that allows the Oxford Police Department to issue electronic warrants to draw blood from drivers with disabilities. According to OPD chief Jeff McCutchen, this will make the ordering process faster and more efficient. On Tuesday afternoon, Alderman’s Oxford … Read more

BESE approves Louisiana Department of Education’s new social studies standards

The following information was obtained from the Louisiana Department of Education: BATHON-RUGE, Louisiana – The Louisiana Elementary and Secondary Education Council (BESE) today unanimously approved a new law from the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). K-12 Student Standards in Social Sciences. “These standards reflect the set of events that made America truly an exceptional nation, … Read more

The Connecticut Education Committee approves Sheff v. O’Neill settlement

Faced with pressure and feeling they had no choice, members of the legislature’s education committee on Monday were reluctant to approve measures to settle the Chief’s v. O’Neill deal. The decision came after Supreme Court Judge Marshall K. Berger approved plans in the Chief case against O’Neill in January aimed at ending three decades of … Read more

Alabama House approves $8.1 billion education budget

On Tuesday, the House of Alabama approved an $ 8.125 billion educational trust fund that will increase teachers ’salaries and increase funding for reading and science programs. The budget and relevant bills passed by 100 votes against; Andrew Sorel’s only representative, R-Muscle Shoals, did not vote. The package goes to the Senate. The chairman of … Read more