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Tag: Janice Daniels
By Rougman, Section News
A few weeks ago I complimented the city of Troy, Michigan, for its realistic interpretation of public finances.
Troy has figured something out. It has determined that the most destitute country in the history of the solar system does not have the money to spend on a project whose benefits were over-hyped, was not needed, and despite the fact that the $8 million necessary to construct the albatross was coming from the feds, was not free.As it turns out, the city of Troy decided that it wanted some nourishing regurgitation after all--but not until the project was stripped clean of waste. By shaving 400 square feet off the original proposal, the project will now cost only $6.2 million instead of the originally proposed structure estimated to cost $8.4 million. And Troy would like itself a piece of that action. (In fairness to Troy's Mayor Janice Daniels, she still voted against the measure.)
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By JGillman, Section News
A political friend wrote to me on the rail issue and Mayor Daniels stand against using those federal dollars. Quoting the New York Times article, he asked:
"Is there more to this strategy? Or is our best hope for change based on the martyrdom of political kamikazes?
My reply as all too often, was a curt
"Won't matter in a couple years anyhow".
That was Christmas morning.
Looking back at the question again, I decided it warranted a better reply. First of all, the sender is a very good conservative ally, and secondly, is likely to ascend to higher office in the foreseeable future.
I felt he needed a better explanation.
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By JGillman, Section News
We have this story:Tea Party Leader Elected Mayor of Troy:
Troy-- A tea party activist was elected mayor of Troy on Tuesday night, topping a city councilwoman who backed a controversial tax approved in August for the city's library.
Congratulations Janice, and well done.
Daniels, by the way was one of those who also arranged transportation and groups going to Washington DC during the march of our lifetimes, the 912 event. This among other things.
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