In today’s Buzz: Jeff Sessions is Confirmed, Trump’s pick calls him ‘demoralizing,’ and 22-year-old runs for mayor.
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What I’m Listening to – Fela!
What I’m Reading – Pudd’nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins – Mark Twain
What I’m Watching – Juana Ines
What I’m Doing – Headed to a showing of The Mirror
Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General – After three days of partisan acrimony, the Senate confirmed Sessions as Attorney General, in a vote along party lines.
Army Grants Permission to Finish Dakota Pipeline – The Army granted access and gave permission to the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Wednesday.
- Webinar: Technology Efficiency Series: Strategies for Digital Cities – Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm
- Summit: PSU’s Elevating Impact Summit 2017 – Monday, February 13, 2017
- Webinar: The Art of Negotiation: Advice, Guidance, & Best Practices – Wednesday, February 15 at 9:00 am
- RSVP for the Lakewood, CO Supper Club – February 16 at 5:30 pm
- Conference: Ohio City Managers Association Winter Conference – February 22 to 24
- Webinar: Technology Efficiency Series: E-Permitting – March 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
- Webinar: Technology Efficiency Series: E-Purchasing – April 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Local Government Confidential
Second Contractor Faces Charges in Atlanta City Hall Bribery – Federal prosecutors on Wednesday announced a criminal charge against a Lithonia contractor who is a close friend and business associate to a central figure in the Atlanta City Hall bribery probe.Charles P. Richards Jr. is accused of conspiracy to commit bribery in order to obtain city of Atlanta contracts, according to charging documents made public in U.S. District Court.
22-year-old Running for Mayor in Detroit – Myya D. Jones has always wanted to be a driving force of positive change in her community.And now she is running for the office of mayor of Detroit.
When Will Kansas City Vote on Minimum Wage Increase? – Kansas City voters will see a proposed minimum wage ordinance on their ballots. On that much, there’s agreement between attorneys representing the city and those representing petitioners who back the ordinance. But it’s likely to be the end of this week before it’s known whether the measure will be on the April or August ballot.