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Helen Beighton: MP fights for cops’ funding

Helen Beighton says:

Chief Constable Mick Creedon, Janet Birkin, chairman of Derbyshire Police Authority, and MPs from across the county met with Local Government Minister John Healey and Policing Minister Vernon Coaker on Tuesday to present their case against the proposed budget cap.

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Interesting Inflation News Links (May 04, 2009)

* Council examines school budget (Adam Leech, Rockingham News)

The City Council said it heard the message from parents who spoke last week in support of an increase in the school budget, but it’s also listening to other residents who want it to hold the line.

* Congress working to change estate tax (Kathleen Pender, San Francisco Chronicle)

Under current law, the estate tax will disappear in 2010, then rise from the dead in 2011 in a gruesome state – estates of more than $1 million per person would be taxed at rates as high as 55 percent.

* Quad Area breaks ground on Veterans Village (Brennan David, Daily Star)

The last project Winnie Sibley started before her death in 2007 was a homeless veterans program larger than Quad Area Community Action Agency could ever dream up.

* Questor: Extract some more value out of Randgold (Garry White, The Daily Telegraph)

The gold price has a significant effect on the share price of Randgold Resources and Questor feels that the recent dip in prices is an ideal time to take a position in the shares.

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Helen Beighton, Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser: MP fights for cops’ funding

A great article by Helen Beighton of Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser.

Chief Constable Mick Creedon, Janet Birkin, chairman of Derbyshire Police Authority, and MPs from across the county met with Local Government Minister John Healey and Policing Minister Vernon Coaker on Tuesday to present their case against the proposed budget cap.

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Interesting Inflation News Links (March 07, 2009)

* Editorial: Budget ax falls, but not on state prisons (Sacramento Bee)

California lawmakers made major spending cuts to help fill budget holes for the current year and for 2009-10. But one area of the budget was conspicuously spared: the prison system.

* Printing money: Has Mervyn King turned into Paul Daniels? (Alistair Osborne., Telegraph)

Quantitative Easing is not a required trick for membership of the Magic Circle. But maybe it will be, once Alistair Darling and Mervyn King have perfected conjuring money out of thin air.

* Printing money: an easy guide to quantitative easing (Telegraph)

Interest rates are now as close as they can get to zero without causing malfunctions in the financial system.

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Interesting Inflation News Links (March 06, 2009)

* All set for thrift culture? (BBC News)

* Rising water rates (Houston Chronicle)

* Universities need freedom to control tuition (Greenville News)

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Obama: Cut Defense, Raise Taxes (US News & World Report)

From US News & World Report. Here we go again:

I love it when politicians break out of their traditional policy boxes and do something suprising, novel. Here is how the WaPo describes President Obama’s first budgt: “President Obama is putting the finishing touches on an ambitious first budget that seeks to cut the federal deficit in half over the next four years, primarily by raising taxes on business and the wealthy and by slashing spendin…

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