good little bee.
damn humans get on my nerves anyways.
The fast-increasing use of tax incentives by all 50 states has failed to increase jobs or investment, two respected experts on state tax policy found after reviewing more than 50 years of giveaways.1
This year, state government subsidies to corporations, partnerships, and other businesses in New York state alone will total $1.7 billion, triple the giveaways in 2005, according to the new study. That’s $235 taken from the average Empire State household this year and redistributed to business owners on the theory that redistribution will create jobs.
During those years, the number of jobs in New York declined, the state’s official jobs data website shows.2 The total number of New Yorkers employed in 2012 was down 175,000, or 2 percent, compared with 2005.
Think of it this way: Over nine years, the state of New York gave businesses roughly $10 billion, or almost $1,400 from each household, in a jobs program that eliminated 175,000 jobs at an average cost of $57,000. And that’s just state-level subsidies, not those from industrial development agencies.
LANSING, MI (MLive) — Medical marijuana dispensaries could return to Michigan under a proposal heading to the state House floor for consideration.
The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved bills that would update the voter-approved Michigan Marihuana Act of 2008 to make way for dispensaries and allow more parts of the plant to be used in edibles.
The panel, in a 8-1-2 vote (with two Democrats passing), also approved a proposal to create a separate “pharmaceutical-grade cannabis” registry in the event that the federal government ever reclassifies marijuana as a Schedule II drug fit for medical use.
House Bill 4271, introduced by state Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, would empower local communities to decide whether they want to allow dispensaries. Medical marijuana storefronts had operated in Michigan until a February ruling by the state Supreme Court forced them to close.
Don’t Trust The Media.
He so often says the perfect thing for my page.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ In a state that pioneered rethinking marijuana laws, a majority of voters have legalization in mind.
A new Field Poll tracks the increasingly green-friendly attitude of Californians, a decades-long trend that has seen Golden State residents swing from seeking tougher enforcement to favoring the end of pot prohibition. Eight percent of voters backed allowing anyone to purchase cannabis and 47 percent said it should be available with the types of controls, like age verification, that govern alcohol sales.
Those two groups combined account for 55 percent of voters surveyed, marking a breakthrough for marijuana advocates: It is the first time a Field Poll has discovered clear majority support for legalization. A combined 50 percent backed the notion in 2010, when a legalization ballot initiative went down to defeat.
history: you’re doing it right
you are doing history right now….. what will they say about us in 200 years.
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