The American public expects public officials to deal with, rather than dodge, difficult public-policy problems, to be transparent in their public-policy positions, and to state their views confidently, thoughtfully and boldly. One week was allowed to finalize the response, by E-mail, of each of the Presidential candidates listed below.
The Continental News Service had announced its intention to publish results of this multi-respondent poll in its on-line newspapers over the course of time, and these newspapers include its Washington D.C. News Edition, Chicago News Edition, Honolulu News Edition, Atlanta News Edition, Anchorage News Edition, Boston News Edition, Seattle News Edition, Miami News Edition, San Diego News Edition, Rochester (N.Y.) News Edition, Minneapolis News Edition, and Houston News Edition.
Would you, Senator/Representative/Governor, support legislation, or even sponsor legislation, ending all federal government grants to Planned Parenthood if it was conducted in an even-handed and non-discriminatory manner; that is, likewise ending all federal and federally-subsidized state grants to faith-based and all other non-profit groups, whatever their specific tax-code classification?
__ Yes. Uncheck "No Comment." My reasoning is ________________________________________________________________________________.
__ No. Uncheck "No Comment." My reasoning is _________________________________________________________________________________.
X No Comment. Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, Washington Governor Jay Inslee.
* Proverbs (chapter 28/verse 22): “He that hastes to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come upon him.” hastes=hurries.
[A timely warning against get-rich-quick schemes]
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VOLUME I NUMBER 1 MARCH 19, 2020
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* Congressional News Briefs ... Cameron Parish's agent in the U.S. House of Representatives, Clay Higgins, has written to Governor John Bel Edwards, raising First Amendment Constitutional objections to the Governor's Executive Order prohibiting church services attended by more than 250 people, insofar as the Executive Order infringes the right to the free exercise of religion. In addition, Congressman Higgins has joined such Republican colleagues as Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in backing the Trillion Trees Act, House Bill 5859, which would promote more tree planting in urban areas and on marginal agricultural land here in the U.S.; produce more wood in our forestlands rendering them more resistant to insects, disease, and catastrophic fires; furnish a sustainable building tax credit as an incentive to innovative building practices; and provide technical support abroad to reverse deforestation and increase forest growth, all toward sequestering 205 gigatons of carbon. Besides, the Congressman has voted for passage of the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act, House Bill 6201, which is designed to furnish financial protections to American workers and make coronavirus testing available without charge. Then, too, the bill offers employers a tax credit, instead of establishing a new entitlement program, as a means of extending financial aid to workers who are ill, in quarantine, or caring for others because of the coronavirus. Maintaining Hyde Amendment prohibitions against using funds for abortion, the bill likewise fosters tele-health services for new Medicare beneficiaries so the health-care system is not overwhelmed. Higgins says the legislation represents a "whole-of-government focus" on the coronavirus threat that affords Americans health security and economic stability.
* State Government News Briefs ... Governor John Bel Edwards announces that he has expanded his Proclamation geared to slowing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the wake of the second and third reported coronavirus-related death in the state, saying this builds on "aggressive measures" already in place. Citing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and a one-hour-plus conference call with President Donald Trump and Vice-President Michael Pence underscoring the importance of enhanced mitigation efforts, the Governor has strengthened his Proclamation, with at least 132 confirmed cases of coronavirus, to prohibit assembly of more than 50 people, thereby ordering the closure of casinos, bars and movie theaters and restricting restaurant operations to delivery, take-out and drive-through orders. Given a two-week lag time for symptoms to appear, the Governor says that the assembly restrictions, which encourage video meetings and tele-conferencing, may end on April 13, but the situation is due to be re-assessed seven days before to determine whether there has been a flattening of the coronavirus curve. Meantime, the chief law-enforcement official in each parish shall have power to impose a local curfew. Further, the Governor has made requests to the Small Business Administration, so far, for Economic Injury Disaster Loans designed to aid Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.
* Parish Government News Briefs ... The Cameron Parish Police Jury, meeting most recently on March 10 in the West Annex Board Room (148 Smith Circle), was scheduled to hear reports on the Cameron Fisheries Update, the Occupational Tax and the Rail Feasibility Study and took up an agenda free of requests for drilling and pipeline permits, but including requests for permits by Shell Energy LLC to obtain after-the-fact, emergency authorization to construct a levee to prevent water from topping a road and entering an existing drill site; by Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. to maintenance dredge an existing marine berth, a construction dock, and a proposed marine berth along the Sabine River Channel, with annual dredging, transfer of material for shoreline protection, and establishment of a wetlands and wildlife preserve; and, among others, by Roy Bailey Construction to temporarily store excavated material within a permitted borrow-pit project area. Similarly, the Parish Police Jury was tasked with making appointments to Fire Protection Districts 1, 7, 9, and 14, since the terms of incumbents had expired; filling a Gravity Drainage District Number 3 vacancy resulting from resignation; tabling for 60 days the matter of a Waterworks District Number 11 resignation, because Bryan Granger's term expires May 5, 2020; and, among other appointments, taking up Waterworks District Number 9 and Lower Cameron Hospital District Number 2 selections tabled last month. Next, Parish Police Jury members were set to conduct a Public Hearing into Proposed Amendments affecting Temporary Food Service during Festivals and Fairs. The starting point was defining recognized festivals and fairs to include the Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival, the St. Mary of the Lake Fall Food Festival, the Grand Chenier Alligator Festival, the Summer Bayou Bash Festival, the Hackberry Duck-Off, and the Cameron Saltwater Fishing Festival. In other business, the Parish Police Jury planned to accept bids for the CDBG-funded Rockefeller Shoreline Protection Project and to authorize the Police Jury President to execute contracts for the project; to exercise authority to advertise a speed-limit reduction from 25 miles per hour to 15 on Miller Avenue (PR 225) in Grand Chenier; to approve a Resolution authorizing Rural Public Transit to apply for a Formula Grant for Rural Areas to enhance mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities; to endorse the Police Jury President's Proclamation marking the Parish's Sesquicentennial 150th Anniversary; and, before payment of bills and adjournment, approval of such items as a $12,000 appropriation for the Cameron Council on Aging Meal Program.
* School District News Briefs ... The Cameron Parish School Board, School Superintendent Charley Lemons announces, will be providing to-go breakfast and lunch meals to anyone 18 and under, in the aftermath of onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Monday through Thursday between 11:30 AM and 12 Noon by prior telephone or E-mail arrangement with Dr. Holly Castile [(337) 775-5784 Ext. 1013]. Otherwise, school-closure to-go breakfast and lunch meals will be available between 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, at Grand Lake School, Hackberry School, Johnson Bayou School, and South Cameron School. Moreover, the School Board has a policy, during the current school closure, to permit students in grades 4-12 to check out their content-filtered Chromebooks for educational purposes, with distribution times limited, depending on the school, to March 18 or, in the case of the Grand Lake School, to March 23 from 9 AM-12 Noon on the High School side of the campus. And the Superintendent has prepared a COVID-19 informational resource for employees, students, parents/guardians and stakeholders generally.
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