Weekly Update May 24, 2015

The Men Who Died Too Soon--Memorial Day Tribute

The flag flies over this land of the brave and the free as a symbol of the liberty enjoyed by you and me. It flutters in the breeze of a quiet afternoon reflecting sounds of battles in which men died too soon.

The flag flies overhead in cities and in towns where people seek a haven from worlds turned upside-down. It tries, gallantly, to honor, on quiet afternoons, memories of warriors -- young men who died too soon.

The flag flies overhead -- unseen, by some, it seems, who hurry on their separate ways in search of private dreams. It waves farewell then, it appears, with the rise of the evening moon, it gently reaches out to touch the men who died too soon.
 
By John Posey

 

Citizens Coalition presents:

Budget's Effect On You

Featuring State Senator Chris Larson and
County Supervisor John Weishan


Tue, May 26, 6:15pm
Where: Greendale Safety Building, 5911 W. Grange Ave., Greendale
How will the state budget affect you? Citizens Coalition presents information of interest to every resident of Wisconsin. The guest speakers are State Senator Chris Larson, discussing the impact on the state, and Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan, discussing the impact on the county. 6:15 Registration, Program  6:30.

Sweeping GOP schools bill
adds money, expands
vouchers, revamps
accountability, and more


Republican lawmakers approved sweeping education changes early Wednesday that would expand school vouchers, overhaul the state’s school accountability system, and provide more money for schools.

It also would require public school students to pass a civics test to graduate from high school, let them attend schools in other
states and let high school students earn half of their credits through a “learning portfolio.”

The 12-4 party-line vote, with Republican for it and Democrats against, came after five hours of debate and the rejection of several Democratic amendments.

Public schools would receive about $70 million more in funding during the 2016-17 school year under the Republicans’ plan,
while retaining the $127 million that Gov. Scott Walker proposed to cut during the 2015-16 school year.


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Elizabeth Warren is calling for public hearings on banks


US Senator Elizabeth Warren is calling for U.S. Department of Labor hearings on whether banks accused of rigging foreign exchange markets should be allowed to manage retirement accounts, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

"When banks plead guilty to a crime, federal agencies must do more than look the other way," Warren told the Financial Times. "The SEC has already granted waivers to each of these banks without any detailed explanation, but it is not too late for the Department of Labor to hold a public hearing before it decides that such brazen lawbreakers can be trusted managing workers' retirement accounts."

Five of the world's largest banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup Inc, were fined some $5.7 billion, and four of them pleaded guilty to U.S. criminal charges over manipulation of foreign exchange rates, authorities said on May 20.

UBS AG, the fifth bank, will plead guilty to rigging benchmark interest rates, the U.S. Justice Department said.



Read more:  http://www.businessinsider.com/elizabeth-warren-is-calling-for-public-hearings-on-banks-2015-5#ixzz3b6rVj8zz
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