A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Tuesday News Roundup

  • There will be a public hearing on the new Heavenly master plan tomorrow. Maybe someone of you wants to attend. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports. (Link)
  • The Reno Gazette-Journal reports on another hearing in Reno. This time on the regional growth plan. (Link)
  • The Nevada Appeal reports that the state will collect $1 billion less in property taxes because of a tax cap. Another number you might enjoy: 56% of High School students in Nevada actually graduate. But, hey, who needs taxes! (Link)
  • Two initiatives might actually make it on the ballot in November. The Las Vegas Review-Journal. (Link)
  • What Nevada really needs? An amendment to ban flag burning. At least that's what the entire congressional delegation, both Democrats included, believes. Erin Neff calls Reid's plan to vote for the amendment "pandering". And here is a shocker: there is hardly a sentence in her column that I disagree with. (Link) and (Link)
  • Oh, California has a budget. Before you jump with joy read this paragraph from the Sacramento Bee: "Democrats and the Republican governor gave in to legislative Republicans' demand that they remove funds for children's health insurance programs that could benefit undocumented immigrants." What would America be without Republicans! (Link)
  • Berkeley's City Council could be the first in the Nation to put impeaching Bush and Cheney on the ballot. The San Francisco Chronicle. (Link)
  • The LA Times Editorial Board makes "The case for flag-burning". (Link)


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