City property valuations soar

Property owners in Martinsville are learning this week that their values ​​have increased dramatically since the last reassessment, but that doesn’t necessarily mean taxes will increase by the same amount. Reassessment notices were mailed Monday, and residents are finding that the median home value in Martinsville has risen 31.42% over the past two years. “It …

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New biography examines the identity of Shirley Chisholm and her impact on politics

Published 2023-01-12 10:32 10:32 January 12, 2023 am Shirley Chisholm was a trailblazer: the first black woman elected to Congress and the first black and first female candidate for a major party nomination for President of the United States. Still, despite her tremendous influence on American politics, Chisholm’s biographies have been immensely hard to find. …

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North Dakota lawmakers weigh revenue, property tax cut bills

JACK DURA and JEREMY TURLEY Bismarck Tribune and Forum News Service Republicans in the North Dakota Legislature agree with Gov. Doug Burgum that it’s time for tax relief. But there is still no consensus on which taxes and how much to cut. Competing bills for income tax and property tax cuts will be major topics …

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The watchdog files a complaint with the FEC alleging that Santos violated the laws

A nonpartisan watchdog group filed a complaint Monday with the Federal Election Commission alleging Rep. George Santos, RN.Y., violated various campaign finance laws. what you need to know A nonpartisan watchdog group filed a complaint Monday with the Federal Election Commission alleging Rep. George Santos, RN.Y., violated various campaign finance laws. The Campaign Legal Center …

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Covid and Politics Prove an Unpredictable Combination: Deadline

Reading the tea leaves regarding China in 2023 is even more difficult than usual. The country’s sea change from its long-running zero-covid policy has implications from geopolitics to the economy and, closer to home for Hollywood, the state of the market after a dismal 2022. Exactly what those implications are is where the guesswork comes …

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Congress Wasn’t Always So Dysfunctional (Except It Was)

Updated Jan 6, 2023 5:43pm ET What a week it has been in Congress. You’ve likely heard a lot about how unprecedented repeated failed votes for president have been, or at least that they haven’t happened in a century or so. But is this a new level of dysfunction for Congress? To answer that question, …

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