1.26.17

1.26.17

 


In today’s Buzz we celebrate Mary Tyler Moore, talk with the first Latino Senator, and learn about finances in Nebraska.  

The Buzz is brought to you by the iconic Mary Tyler Moore. 

 

Right Now with Jacob Johnson (LinkedIn / Twitter)

What I’m Listening to – Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me

What I’m Reading – Hope Leslie

What I’m Watching – Call the Midwife

What Trip I’m Planning – Summer Cruise!

Buzzin’

President Trump Says Construction of Border Wall Will Begin in ‘Months’: Initially, Trump plans to use taxpayers’ dollars to begin construction of the wall. However, he says ultimately Mexico will pay for it entirely.

Mary Tyler Moore Has Passed Away at 80: Best known for her roles in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” Moore was also Oscar nominated for her role in Ordinary People. 

Mother Asks Trump to Help Free Son Jailed in Venezuela: A Utah mother has posted a video to YouTube, asking Trump’s help in freeing her son, jailed on weapons charges. John Kerry and Rex Tillerson have both made reference to the hostage while serving as Secretary of State.

 

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Upcoming

Conference: Strategic Government Resources – Thursday & Friday, January 26-27, 2017 in Grapevine, TX

Conference: Colorado City/County Managers Association – Wednesday – Friday, January 25-27, 2017 in Glenwood Springs, CO

GovLove Live! Talking Government Innovation with Kelly McAdoo – February 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Summit: PSU’s Elevating Impact Summit 2017 – Sunday, February 13, 2017

Webinar: The Art of Negotiation: Advice, Guidance, & Best Practices – February 15, 9:00 am

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Norfolk offers loans to employees The city has set up an emergency loan fund and hotline for employees whose paychecks have been shorted after recent changes to the payroll system.

Local Government Overwhelming Uses Social Media to Disseminate Info  Local governments across the country are using social media to distribute information to constituents, but challenges remain around the use and funding for those activities, the Public Technology Institute reported. Organizations not only lack funding, but also definitive plans.

Q & A: Catherine Cortez Masto, first Latino Senator Cortez Masto, granddaughter of a Mexican immigrant, is a former criminal prosecutor who started her political career as Nevada’s attorney general, and is replacing Harry Reid, the longtime Democratic leader in the Senate.

Proposal Could Solve Key Death Penalty Issue in Florida Lawmakers are inching toward getting Florida’s death penalty back on the books after a series of court rulings left the state without a way to condemn to death defendants convicted of capital crimes. House Judiciary Chairman Chris Sprowls on Tuesday filed a measure that would require unanimous jury recommendations for death sentences to be imposed, in response to a Florida Supreme Court ruling in October.

Governor Baker Pushes Program for Increased Job Training in Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is unveiling a program aimed at helping those looking for work obtain the skills they need to land a job. The Republican says his “Learn to Earn” program will help community groups steer individuals they know are looking for work toward training programs.

 

 

Local Government Confidential

Local Government Overwhelming Uses Social Media to Disseminate Info  Local governments across the country are using social media to distribute information to constituents, but challenges remain around the use and funding for those activities, the Public Technology Institute reported. Organizations not only lack funding, but also definitive plans.

Stephenville selects city administrator finalists The City of Stephenville, Texas has announced the names of four finalists in the search for a new city manager. The nationwide search is being conducted by Strategic Government Resources (SGR), a local government executive search firm based in Keller, Texas.

Local View: Fiscal Responsibility is a Nebraska Thing, Not a Partisan Thing Renee Fry, executive director of OpenSky Policy Institute, argues against the tax cut recently proposed by the governor of NE.