Walker says the legislature must pass a fiscal plan

first_imgBusiness | Politics | State GovernmentWalker says the legislature must pass a fiscal planJune 1, 2016 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Alaska Gov. Bill Walker talks about the state’s budget on Wednesday during a press conference. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)Gov. Bill Walker said the legislature’s work is a long way from being over. While lawmakers stopped pink slips from being sent to state workers by passing a state budget Tuesday, Walker said the legislature must act now to prevent a replay in the future.“Do we have to go broke before we fix Alaska?” Walker said. “I guess that’s my question to the legislature: Do we actually have to do that?”The budget relies on a $3.2 billion draw from the Constitutional Budget Reserve to pay for spending.Walker is urging the legislature to pass his fiscal plan. A central portion of the plan is reductions to oil and gas tax credits. In addition, the plan would restructure Permanent Fund earnings to pay for the budget and reduce dividend payments. Walker also introduced a personal income tax and proposed raising other taxes.In a news conference Wednesday, a visibly frustrated Walker replied to a question about whether he’d veto portions of the budget; he said there would be consequences for the budget if the legislature doesn’t do more.Some legislators are calling on Walker to be more involved in advocating for his bills.House Majority Leader Charisse Millett said the governor should do more.“He has to talk to our constituents,” Millett said. “I mean, this is something that he needs to have a conversation with Alaska about what this means for our economy, how each one individually affects the economy, what the overall plan will be. I think that’s something very important.”Walker rejected the idea that he and his administration haven’t been involved enough in advocating for his plan.“Those that say we haven’t done enough — I’m pushing back on that,” he said. “I’m very offended by that. That’s unjustified and it’s an insult — not to me — it’s an insult to my staff. Our directors, our cabinet members that have given up, you know, a lot of their personal time to travel this great state to do that.”And while legislative leaders said they were happy to have bipartisan support to fund the budget, Walker said the legislature must continue its work. He said without new revenue, the state will be in the same position next year. But it won’t have the same savings to draw from to pay for the budget.“That’s why we were elected. To come and make these decisions,” Walker said. “I’ve heard lots of discussion of, ‘Let’s just get through this next election. We’ll do it after the election.’ You know, (it’s) time we stop talking about the upcoming election, or the re-election — and start making decisions about what’s best for Alaska right now. “Republican majority leaders have said that some bills will come up for votes, although committee chairs may block others. But Walker said it’s not enough to vote on bills. The governor said the state must pass them to prevent uncertainty that will slow the state’s economy and downgrade the state’s credit ratings.Share this story:last_img read more


Labour councillors call for Soho nightclub Madame Jojo’s to be re-opened under new management

first_img Show Comments ▼ Labour councillors have called for legendary nightclub Madame Jojo’s to re-opened under new management, after its license was revoked last month following a violent incident.By closing the iconic club Westminster council would “continue the remorseless process of Soho gentrification”. Rather, it should be re-opened by a new owner under the same licensing terms. The area, once famous for peep shows and late night cafes, has been deluged by expensive restaurants, bars and hotels.A property on Brewer Street in Soho, which houses the club famous for its burlesque and cabaret shows, costs around £900,000 according to estimates by online property website Zoopla. This has surged by a staggering 50.45 per cent from five years earlier.The Labour group said that the violent incident was “appalling” and offered full support to the police in their efforts to prosecute those involved. Westminster Council revoked Madame Jojo’s license last month after its security staff used baseball bats to attack assailants who had been throwing glass bottles at them.Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, leader of the Labour Group, said:There is precious little left of what made Soho unique. There is no need for more burger bars, pizza places and bland restaurants – there are plenty of these a few minutes away in the rest of the West End.Madame Jojo’s is a unique part Soho where new and established bands and solo artists play (many established bands played some of their first gigs here).Its club nights are different and imaginative and it’s one of the only bars with a 3am license every night of week.Westminster Council should not let Madame Jojo’s die, but should do all it can to keep this unique Soho venue live on under new management.  whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Jessica Morris by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars MoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef Pick Thursday 4 December 2014 1:14 pm Labour councillors call for Soho nightclub Madame Jojo’s to be re-opened under new management last_img read more


News / FedEx chief says ‘we will come out stronger’ after $300m cyber attack

first_img By Alex Lennane 20/09/2017 While the intra-Europe business recovered quickly, higher-yielding international shipments were hit harder – and continue to be so, said FedEx yesterday. Full IT capabilities should be restored by the end of this month.“It is taking longer to restore our international business due to the complexity of clearance systems and business processes,” said CFO Alan Graf in an earnings call yesterday.“We are now focused on finalising the restoration of certain key customer specific, specialised solutions and systems in time for the peak season.”Other expenses from the attack, which hit the first-quarter operating income, included enhancing the IT infrastructure, as well as extra staff and provisions to aid recovery.“While significant progress has been made on restoration of our operations and IT systems, TNT revenues, volumes and profits remained below pre-attack levels,” admitted Mr Graf.“As we look ahead to the remainder of FY18, we expect to experience ongoing but diminishing financial impacts from the cyberattack in the form of lower revenues and higher investments to further improve and strengthen our IT infrastructure.”FedEx said it was reconsidering an insurance policy to cover cyber attacks, as policies were improving. “For a long period of time it was very thin, it didn’t cover a lot of things.”The attack was the result of a nation state attacking Ukraine and companies which do business there, revealed Rob Carter, CIO. “It is widely believed that these were weaponised cyber tools stolen from the US government.”There was, however, an upside. Not only has TNT’s security “much improved”, but it has also accelerated the integration of TNT and FedEx, expected to be complete by 2020.Customer retention at TNT was helped by the FedEx air network and TNT European road network, said Dave Bronczek, president, noting the new 777 intercontinental flight as well as its 757 service from Stansted to Geneva. The company also accelerated planned upgrades at Liege.“As a result of this crisis, we have emerged stronger,” said Mr Bronczek.Overall, the integrator said, it was seeing improvements in the global economy, with the best trade volume growth since 2011, and FedEx’s forecast for the year was “mostly unchanged”.In US domestic express, yield per package – excluding fuel surcharges – rose 4% in the first quarter. Despite the cyber attack, international export package revenue rose 4%. Ground volumes and yields grew, aided by the growth in ecommerce.In FedEx Freight, results were “outstanding”, with revenue per LTL shipment up 4.9% and operating income up 30% to $176m. Operating margin rose 10%.As usual, the integrator announced rate rises for January, of 4.9%.But first it must get through the peak season.FedEx is hiring an additional 50,000 staff and has increased working hours for existing employees, saying it has taken a “surgical approach”. Peak charges will only affect oversized packages. And customers will have an increase in pick-up and drop-off services, with 8,000 recently added Walgreens locations.FedEx is also expanding its fulfilment capabilities. It opened its first facility in February, its second in June, with another in California this month. It is aimed at companies which manage between 50 and 2,000 orders a day.Total revenue for FedEx in its first quarter was $15.3bn, up 4% from a year earlier. Operating expenses rose 6%, while total operating income fell 12% to $1.1bn. It resulted in net income down 17% to $596m.You can see the full results here, and the earnings call on Seeking Alpha here. FedEx believes the the cyber attack which hit its subsidiary TNT will cost $300m.It’s the same amount fellow sufferer Maersk attributed to the NotPetya attack.The attack hit the company in several ways financially, predominantly through lost revenue, but also via third-party costs for recovery, and a higher tax rate owing to reduced international earnings.However, chairman Fred Smith said: “I strongly believe FedEx will emerge from the cyberattack as an even stronger, more resourceful company.”center_img © Alexey Novikov last_img read more


News / No free pass for shippers as box lines forced to implement new bunker surcharges

first_img By Alexander Whiteman 25/05/2018 © Alphaspirit Shipper hopes that carriers will not impose fuel surcharges have been shot down as Maersk and CMA CGM became the latest to implement a bunker surcharge.Drewry’s Simon Heaney, senior manager supply chain research, told The Loadstar the emergency fuel surcharge announced by MSC earlier this week would be just the first of many, rather than an outlier.“This is no isolated event; other carriers will have to follow this, with bunker costs spiralling and rates dropping, you have the ingredients for losses,” said Mr Heaney.“MSC may have grabbed the headlines by coming out first but it is going to be pushing to recover these ever-increasing bunker costs.”On Wednesday, Maersk Line joined MSC in implementing an emergency bunker surcharge (EBS) to address what it described as “significantly higher than expected” prices. CMA CGM joined in on Friday, announcing an EBS, although it has not yet stated the rate or date of implementation.A statement released by the Maersk said prices had hit $440 per tonne in Europe – the highest rate since 2014 – and 20% up on prices at the start of the year.“This unexpected development means it is no longer possible for us to recover bunker costs through the standard bunker adjustment factors,” the statement continued.“Due to the unsustainable nature of the situation, Maersk Line has decided to introduce an EBS as a necessary action to ensure a continued sustainable service.”Maersk said the EBS would take effect from 1 June, warning of an increase if bunker costs hit $530 – although it also said the EBS would be removed if prices dropped to $370.Mr Heaney said with all carriers facing the same pressure it will be much easier for them to collectively enforce payment from shippers.However, he acknowledged that some shippers may be able to avoid the additional costs, with larger shippers likely having negotiated such eventualities into their contracts.“Of course, how they are implemented will often depend on the carriers’ customer mix, with higher volume shippers likely getting a free pass,” he continued.“But the smaller shippers won’t get any sort of free pass as far as the steep rise in fuel prices are concerned, with these costs passed on to them.”Despite this, Mr Heaney said the carriers would always make a loss when it comes to fuel, but this surcharge would enable them to recover more.last_img read more


Franklin Templeton launches new real asset fund

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Franklin Templeton Canada president and CEO Duane Green said the fund provides exposure to areas that have traditionally been harder for some investors to access, such as commercial real estate, infrastructure, agriculture and timber.“Real assets are positioned to participate in wider economic growth, while offering potential downside protection in times of economic uncertainty, along with a low correlation to traditional asset classes,” Green said in a release.The fund has a $5,000 minimum investment and quarterly liquidity. The management fee for the series A version is 2.25%; for the F series, the management fee is 1.25%. A 0.15% administration fee applies to both. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IE Staff Related news SLGI Asset Management terminating two mutual funds Purpose looks to fill retirement income gap with longevity fund Hand holding smartphone with launching rocket on sky background. Startup and technology concept 123RF Franklin Templeton Canada released a new product Monday offering investors access to a portfolio of real assets.The Franklin Global Real Assets Fund II follows a strategy similar to the fund’s original version, which has been available to institutional investors since 2017. The new fund seeks to provide investors with stable income and inflation protection with a low correlation to equities and bonds. IG Wealth amends product shelf Keywords Mutual funds,  Real estate,  Alternative investment funds last_img read more


Napa Valley Vintners Cancels 2020 Auction and Pledges Support to Community

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Napa Valley Vintners Cancels 2020 Auction and Pledges Support to CommunityIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessNapa Valley Vintners Cancels 2020 Auction and Pledges Support to CommunityBy Press Release – March 20, 2020 191 0 Advertisement3/19/2020 – In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic the Napa Valley Vintners today announced it is cancelling this year’s Auction Napa Valley and meanwhile will still make a significant donation to care for the community.The decision came after thoughtful deliberation over the past two weeks with the Auction Napa Valley Board of Directors, 2020 Honorary Chairs the Araujo Family and other key stakeholders.Over the past 40 years the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has donated $200 million to community health and children’s education. The NVV’s announcement today includes a pledge to still make donations at least equal to last year’s giving to maintain services and help respond to new needs in the community the COVID-19 crisis might bring. The money will come from a reserve fund the NVV established years ago, to be used in extraordinary times like this.“We are deeply grateful for the tremendous support we have had for 40 years in creating the Auction, from our vintners, bidders, volunteers, community, partners and businesses,” said Linda Reiff, President and CEO of the NVV. “The most important priority right now is for everyone to care for their families, employees and communities. Meanwhile, the NVV will do everything it can help take care of our community.”The Araujo family has graciously agreed to chair the 2021 Auction Napa Valley, which will take place June 3-6.“We are appreciative for the joyful experience of working with our top bidders, donors, strategic partners, vintner staff and members, our auction committees and the Napa community to plan Auction Napa Valley 2020,” said Bart and Daphne Araujo. “It is an honor to be asked to remain as chairs for Auction Napa Valley 2021 and it will be a great pleasure to get back to work and welcome everyone to Napa next year.”Advertisement TAGSNapa Valley Vintners Share Facebook Twitter ReddIt Pinterest Email Linkedin Previous articleWinemaker Josh Phelps and Grounded Wine Co. Will Donate 10% of Sales to Redwood Empire Food BankNext articleNew Napa Ballot Initiative Splits Wine Industry, Set to Repeat Measure C Battle Press Releaselast_img read more


On Origin of Life, Synthetic Chemist James Tour Delivers Chastisement to Jeremy England

first_imgRequesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Share Life Sciences On Origin of Life, Synthetic Chemist James Tour Delivers Chastisement to Jeremy EnglandDavid [email protected]_klinghofferAugust 11, 2017, 11:35 AM Recommended As a postscript to Brian Miller’s reply to MIT physicist Jeremy England, see this from the famed synthetic organic chemist James Tour, writing for the online journal Inference. In “An Open Letter to My Colleagues,” Tour sets out this way:Life should not exist. This much we know from chemistry. In contrast to the ubiquity of life on earth, the lifelessness of other planets makes far better chemical sense. Synthetic chemists know what it takes to build just one molecular compound. The compound must be designed, the stereochemistry controlled. Yield optimization, purification, and characterization are needed. An elaborate supply is required to control synthesis from start to finish. None of this is easy. Few researchers from other disciplines understand how molecules are synthesized.His colleagues are fooling themselves if they imagine otherwise. He gets around to England, not naming him except in a footnote, at the end:If one understands the second law of thermodynamics, according to some physicists,15 “You [can] start with a random clump of atoms, and if you shine light on it for long enough, it should not be so surprising that you get a plant.”16The quote, remarkably, is from Jeremy England in an interview with Natalie Wolchover for Quanta. Tour also cites England’s article “Statistical Physics of Self-Replication,” in the Journal of Chemical Physics, and one of the most absurdly titled God-bashing articles we’ve come across, “God is on the Ropes: The Brilliant New Science That Has Creationists and the Christian Right Terrified,” by Paul Rosenberg writing for Salon. Rosenberg quotes England from the same Quanta article, “[U]nder certain conditions, matter inexorably acquires the key physical attribute associated with life.” Oh, really, does it?Tour goes on, referring to the notion that random atoms will become a plant if given plenty of light and plenty of time:The interactions of light with small molecules is well understood. The experiment has been performed. The outcome is known. Regardless of the wavelength of the light, no plant ever forms.We synthetic chemists should state the obvious. The appearance of life on earth is a mystery. We are nowhere near solving this problem. The proposals offered thus far to explain life’s origin make no scientific sense.Beyond our planet, all the others that have been probed are lifeless, a result in accord with our chemical expectations. The laws of physics and chemistry’s Periodic Table are universal, suggesting that life based upon amino acids, nucleotides, saccharides and lipids is an anomaly. Life should not exist anywhere in our universe. Life should not even exist on the surface of the earth.17It’s somehow more satisfying that England isn’t identified in the body of the article, but only in a footnote. That is a memorable instance of a senior scientist quietly taking a junior colleague out behind the woodshed. For more on the general subject, see Tour’s slashing 2016 lecture, “The Origin of Life: An Inside Story.”Image: James Tour, via University of Waterloo/YouTube.H/t: Granville Sewell. TagsChemistryJames TourJeremy EnglandJournal of Chemical PhysicsMITNatalie Wolchoverorigin of lifePaul RosenbergPeriodic TablephysicsQuantaRice UniversitySalonsynthetic chemistry,Trending Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Evolution Intelligent Designlast_img read more


News / Air cargo should ‘blow its own trumpet’ – but has to deliver the goods

first_img The air cargo industry has to ensure its customers understand and appreciate its value, delegates at Multimodal in Birmingham heard this week.“We need to be mindful of the competition,” said Mark Olney, EMEA manager for Air Canada Cargo. “We have to play up the quality – it’s incumbent on us to make people know that.“We have seen a lot of cargo lost to sea freight, and it doesn’t come back. We have to show that air freight’s offer is a good value-for-money proposition.”Nick Platts, head of Heathrow Cargo, agreed. “Air cargo is slick and efficient.“For speed, security and reach – it’s got to be air cargo. Rail can’t offer all those. By rail, the shipments have to be handled every time you change the gauge. I think ocean freight will be more affected by the increase in rail services.”Jonas van Stekelenburg, head of cargo at Schiphol, added that it was difficult to get high-quality rail services in the Netherlands.However, one area where modal competition is unlikely to bite is e-commerce.“This is a sector that will demand air freight,” said Mr Olney. “Although whether they are prepared to pay high rates remains to be seen.“Last year’s peak took a lot of us by surprise – we didn’t have enough containers. The sheer volume in the fourth quarter was very surprising.”While air cargo needs to prove its value to shippers, it also has to improve its quality for forwarders and shippers.“Where we let ourselves down is on the ground, that’s where we can let the customers down,” said Heathrow’s Mr Platts, who sees forwarders as his ultimate customers – the ones who choose which hub the freight goes to.“We need to engage more fully with the airline sheds and look at how quickly and efficiently cargo moves through them. The growth of e-commerce gives us a great opportunity and we need to take advantage of that.” Mr Olney agreed that the product in the air could be similar across carriers.“So the key is what we do on the ground. That is why we have invested heavily in our own handling facilities in the UK and Frankfurt.”Mr van Stekelenburg said one of the difficulties was not being able to measure, and therefore really prove, improvements in performance– “something we are trying to fix”.He said he saw carriers, forwarders, and handlers all as his customers, and “it is in our DNA to have a collaborative approach”.He said: “The difficulty we have is with those you don’t have direct contact with, such as shippers and Customs.”He added that collaboration had “really paid off” in pharma where quality is highly valued.“Shippers can be all about cost, so the handlers only hear about cost. But we need to ensure that customers value quality properly.”Conan Busby, head of cargo for MAG Airports, said going with a handler to visit customers had helped the airports group build up its perishables trade.“It always comes back to transparency and collaboration.” By Alex Lennane 07/04/2017last_img read more


Lions swap props

first_img The Lions team ‘ ‘ ‘ Ivan van Rooyen has made two changes to the Lions’ starting lineup for Saturday’s Currie Cup encounter against the Pumas in Nelspruit.Van Rooyen has largely stuck with the same side that beat the Sharks a fortnight ago, with the exception of the two props.At loosehead, Dylan Smith comes in for the injured Sti Sithole, while Wiehahn Herbst replaces Jannie du Plessis at tighthead.There are a few new inclusions on the bench, with forwards Carlu Sadie, Wilhelm van der Sluys and Marnus Schoeman, as well as utility back Mannie Rass all earning selection this week.Lions – 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (c), 9 Andre Warner, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Dylan Smith.Subs: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Manuel Rass, 23 Marnus Schoeman.Photo: Lions Rugby/Twitter Published on December 31, 2020 Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BabbelLearning a new language this year? – This app gets you speaking in just 3 weeksBabbel|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Currie Cup, Lions, News, Top headlines Tagged Currie Cup, Lions, NEWS From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndocenter_img ‘ SumabisThis Is What Happens To Your Body If You Sleep With Socks OnSumabis|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Post by SA Rugby magazine 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Lions swap props  420  21 ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more


Atlanta Brainstorms Future Transportation, MARTA Projects

first_img The city of Atlanta is putting together a list of transportation upgrades and transit expansions that could bring big changes to how people get around.The projects would be funded by two proposed sales taxes: one, a half-penny tax that would go toward expanding MARTA; the other, another half-penny tax that would go toward projects like road maintenance, sidewalk repair and the BeltLine. The city estimates the MARTA expansion tax could bring in $2.5 billion over the next 40 years. The other tax, which would be in effect for five years, would raise about $300 million, according to city estimates.At a public meeting Thursday night, Hemrani Vyas said she’d like to be able to drive less.“They proposed an idea of having a MARTA light rail line that runs from Turner Field up to North Ave., Georgia Tech area, and I would love to be able to use that,” she said.The list of potential MARTA projects includes light rail lines, heavy rail expansion and expanded bus service.“I would like to see more transportation options in neighborhoods,” said Collier Heights resident Barbara Hubbard. “As the population of Atlanta ages, we’ll need more options for getting around.”“I believe in MARTA,” said Chris Harden. And that’s why, he said, he continues to use it, even though it’s a long walk from a station to his job. “I don’t take MARTA to lose weight, but it’s happened,” he said.Harden said he wants assurances that if the MARTA tax passes, projects that have long been talked about actually get built.Atlanta is holding two more public meetings June 1 and June 2. The City Council will vote on the project list in late June. With the council’s approval, the two taxes would be on the ballot for Atlanta residents in November.The other cities in Fulton County and the unincorporated parts of the county are going through a similar process, considering transportation – but not MARTA – projects that could be funded by a three-quarters of a penny sales tax that could be on ballots in Fulton outside of Atlanta.Miranda Hawkins contributed to this story. Share For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Add to My List In My List Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility last_img read more