If you don't see images in this message, click "Display Images" or the equivalent.Click hereGet the Nooner in your e-mail box. Become a Nooner Premium subscriber to access exclusive election analysis and back end data. | Follow @scottlayAdvertise in The Nooner to reach over 8,000 readers REMINDER: My [email protected] email address is still in DNS hell. [email protected] (where that other email usually goes anyway) is working just fine. HOUSEKEEPING: I know there are many people jumping houses in the Capitol or across the street. I try to catch those who do but let me know ([email protected]) if you've made a recent jump and give me your old and new address so I can keep the Nooner database fresh. As always, if you're adding a new address, click the remove link at the bottom of this message. E-422 LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY UPDATES: Nooner Premium: above changes, with updated member/committee spreadsheets in CSV and XLS formats … [Read more...] about THE NOONER for 01-06-19
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The Jefferson City Budget Committee’s main focus Thursday night was ensuring it has enough money in its unrestricted general fund balance over the next five years.Jefferson City Finance Director Margie Mueller provided two spreadsheets to the committee — one showing the unassigned general fund balance if the city spends all of its money between 2019-23 and the other showing if it holds back at least 4 percent of its projected budget during those five years.Mueller said the 4 percent projected unexpended sheet was “more realistic” and followed the city’s spending history, which would give the city about $7.9 million in the unassigned general fund by 2023. If the city spent every penny of its budget over the next five years, she said, it would be more than $900,000 in the hole.At the beginning of the 2018 fiscal year, the city had more than $10.31 million in its general fund balance, according to the sheets.The Jefferson City Council appropriated more than … [Read more...] about Budget committee looks at projected five-year finance plan
Warming the hearts of government reporters and spreadsheet addicts everywhere, County Executive Steve Schuh told the Capital Gazette Editorial Board last week that budget season is “an exciting time of year for any local government … that’s when the real priorities make themselves evident.”While we’ll know more when Schuh gives his presentation to the County Council this week, the priorities he highlighted in the preview he gave the editorial board seem sound — and likely to produce a reasonably harmonious process once the council starts its review. That’s clearly Schuh’s goal. Who needs nasty fights when you are gearing up your re-election campaign?There is one area, however, in which he has opened himself up to some flak. And there’s one tweak that would be the right thing to do, even if it isn’t politically expedient.We expect the county executive will hear few objections to the public safety spending plans he’ll … [Read more...] about Our say: So far, Schuh’s budget looks good — but there may be room for tweaks
Jenny Knizner Published 8:33 a.m. ET April 23, 2018 | Updated 10:45 a.m. ET April 23, 2018 While there are many benefits to being your own boss, including the flexibility of how and when you work, this freedom doesn’t come without a price: missing out on employer benefits and having to deal with an unpredictable income. If you’re not carefully tracking the flow of your money, you could be on a swift road back to the 9–5 grind. Ensure your finances are as first-rate as your work with the help of these top freelancer finance tips. Track your income Once you get money coming in from several clients, things can get a little chaotic. Getting a handle on your money starts with having a clear picture of how much you’re bringing in. Do you know how much you earned last week or last month? Was it more or less than what you earned in that same period last year? “A lot of freelancers say they have no idea how much they make, and they throw their hands up in the … [Read more...] about Being your own boss: How to overcome the financial instability of freelancing
With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: Get ready for Macron-mania. Donald Trump was the first president since Calvin Coolidge, a century ago, not to welcome a foreign leader for a state visit during his first year in office. Fifteen months into his presidency, Trump is finally rolling out the red carpet for French President Emmanuel Macron. The country’s tricolor flag is flying all over downtown, and three days of events are planned in the capital city. After Macron lands this afternoon, the presidents and their wives will take a helicopter to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, for a sunset dinner on the terrace overlooking the Potomac. Trump and Macron will meet one-on-one tomorrow morning in the Oval Office. Vice President Pence will host a lunch for Macron at the State Department, and he will tour Arlington National Cemetery. The state dinner is Tuesday evening. “In a break with tradition, Trump invited no Democratic members of Congress or … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Macron wants to be Trump’s buddy. Can it last? Five flash points to watch.