Last year the local government of my small town, Mclendon Chisholm, deliberately Increased the property tax by 15% without the consent of citizens, and the furtive city council and mayor were both accused of corruption and using the money for their own benefits (e.g. Taking long priceless vacations) . One citizen-- a Robert Steinhagen--Created this website where he wrote articles about the political situation in Mclendon Chisholm; his doctrine won over the people of the town and with much hard work and perspiration he and his running mates took
Expository Essay #2 Question The Synar Amendment With the aim of reducing the number of tobacco-related premature deaths per year, numerous laws restricting the underage access to tobacco products were enacted by the United States government in the 1990s. The most significant one was the Synar Amendment, which was adopted in June 1992 and afterwards changed the basis of anti-tobacco regulations at both the state and local level. In this essay, I will provide a clear definition of the term as well as state the reasons for choosing it as a source for my research paper. To begin with, the Synar Amendment has been passed in a congress of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is under the supervision from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in 1992. The law, which was named after its sponsor (Mike Synar), was a contingent prohibition on the sale of tobacco to minors.
As of September 2011, California incarcerated close to 144,000 inmates in its state prisons. This number fell in recent years owing to the pressure from SCOTUS and California policy changes. In 2006, California had a peak incarceration rate of 172,000 inmates (Rogan, 2012). Since 1970, California has seen 750% rise in incarceration levels, especially during the “war on drugs” campaign during the 1990s (Harvard Law Review, 2010, p. 753). With no end in sight to the rapidly growing number of inmates in California’s state prisons, the CDCR was challenged to manage the growing population.
Bell. Carrie Buck, who was eight-teen, was institutionalized at the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feeble minded. When she tried to challenge the law, an eight justice majority upheld the Virginia laws. Speaking for the majority decision, Justice Holmes suggested it would be better for the world to sacrifice the reproductive ability of people labeled “unfit from continuing their kind” than to waste time and resources later “dealing with” the offspring. Once the decision was made, a majority of the states that passed the sterilization laws were reflected those of Virginia.
The issue on voting rights of people who have committed a felony is very important one, because it has had a significant impact from voting turnout in recent elections. According to The Sentencing Project, approximatively 5.3 millions of people were unable to vote due to a felony conviction in the 2008 election. This number affects mostly minorities group such African American and Latino who make up more than 60 % of prison population despite being only 28% of US population (We The People, 330). Until this law is revere, this number will continue to growth with minorities unfairly excluded from voting at much higher rate. Consequently, these restrictions have had and will continue to impact the voting turnout in US at federal and local election.
Police are having trouble dealing with the enforcement of transgender laws. An article written by Nico Lang states “When transgender bathroom laws were passed there were no specifics on how to enforce it, leaving law enforcers without a way to promote the law.” No one ever made any rules on how to enforce the bathroom laws, leaving police without ways to support and enforce it. Andy Cush further explains this, “That means that even if a department does come up with a firm policy for policing bathrooms it’s not clear what to do if and when they catch someone.” The police have no way to punish transgender people for going into the wrong bathroom. They can come up with ways to stop them, but there are virtually no consequences for breaking the law. Even Michael’s article supports this, telling people that there is “Absolutely no way to enforce the law as it relates to the enforcement of bathroom provisions.” The police can’t enforce the law without interfering with people’s basic needs to use the bathroom.
LeBron James returning to Cleveland has financially affected the team by causing increases in player expenses. Payer expenses is the amount of money a team is currently using as payroll for players. In the 2010-2011 season, the first year after James left the Cavaliers, the Cavaliers’ player expenses were still high at $90 million but dropped to $58 million the next season. The player expenses fell to $57 million for the next season because the Cavaliers had no players who deserved to be payed a maximum contract, they had no players who deserved to be making a lot of money. During the 2013-2014 season, the last before James’ return, the player expenses were at $72 million, an increase but still a very low number.
On average, businesses in the United States pay around $3.7 trillion on their payroll each year. Experts estimate that businesses lose around $148 billion because of inefficient time card punching processes. How do business owners lose so much money to time card punching? Losses can be simplified to buddy punching and schedule exceptions, which are going to happen in almost every business. Buddy punching means that fellow coworkers will clock in for each other, and schedule exceptions happen as a result of employees clocking into work early or leaving work late.
With the economy in the turmoil that it is in America cannot continue to support these sentencing guidelines. The Mandatory Article Sentencing declares that the laws are becoming a huge drain on the Justice Bureau’s budget, and in 2012 the United States had far beyond more people incarcerated than any other country. Most of these prisoners are low-level drug offenders sentenced under mandatory sentencing guidelines with a cost draining on American taxpayers $6.8 billion a year, as of 2012. These costs do not seem to have a ceiling and continue eating up about twenty-five percent of the federal justice system’s yearly budget.
It seems like we cannot watch a sport without aggression, fight or conflict that often occur during a sporting event between a couple of players or teams. In last three years the MLB, college football, NFL and the NBA have had some of their worst cases of violence. Is it because players are getting paid more and more money? According to “The Daily Cardinal Article,” the average salary of an NFL player is $1.9 million, while players are usually only getting fined a few tens of thousands of dollars for bringing brain damage to another human