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Letters to the Editor for Saturday, Nov. 23

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionGenerous benefits, pay are owed to vetsThe Constitution Party of New York respects the difficult and selfless contributions of our active servicemen and women and all veterans for defending and preserving freedom in America.Only by offering equitable pay and benefits to those in active service and a generous benefits package to veterans for health, education and other important benefits can we truly recognize their efforts to the national welfare.We strongly resist the means of any government agency to lower or invalidate the earned benefits of veterans and their survivors, including compensation, pensions, health care, education and any other benefits.William D. WildaySchenectadyThe writer is chairman of the Constitution Party of New York.Democrats going down socialist roadA son-in-law of mine has a grandfather who escaped Venezuela along with 4 million others. Why? You won’t read too much about the catastrophe in Venezuela because the mainstream media wants to prevent us from reading or hearing too much about a socialist disaster.Many Venezuelans are starving. The inflation rate is 1 million percent, which means, for example, that a dozen eggs would cost 150 U.S. dollars.How did this happen to one of the richest, most prosperous countries in the world 20 years ago? It started with Chavez and is now continuing with Nicolas Maduro. Maduro came to power  six years ago promising to get rid of crime by confiscating all guns.He also promised free health care. After he was elected, he gave the guns back and health care only to those who voted for him. He can’t be ousted because those who oppose him have no guns, and many are dying of disease and starvation.I write this because I see the current Democratic Party going down a similar socialist road.Richard ColyerSchoharieRepublicans, tell us what you’re afterPeople that think I would believe implicitly that a verdict of “innocent” was fitting regarding the woman-scorned found holding a smoking pistol over the body of her ex-lover are essentially insulting their own intelligence.Republicans expecting me to believe that Trump’s interaction with Ukraine’s president was an innocent effort to look after the interest of both nations, and not a substantial effort to fabricate a false narrative for personal gain and vengeance, are also insulting their own intelligence.If the Republicans who are vehemently defending Trump were honest, they would drop the pretense that makes them look intellectually like they asked God for trains instead of brains. They would be up front about their real concerns.What are their real concerns?Is it the fear of not being elected? Is it the fear of a socio-economic platform that is not in agreement with them? Or is it both? I suspect both.However, many of the Republicans defending Trump seem to righteously feel there are no rules for them when it comes to how they achieve their goal. I find this attitude very disturbing.Why? If for no other reason, than cheating is in the set of rules of war. And you can’t have much of a nation comprised of two encampments that treat the other as they treat their enemy when at war. If left unchecked, this attitude is the beginning of the end.R. Michael BoyerGilboaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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GO-TIME: Revenue Department Collects $1.5 Million with Innovative Home-Sharing Outreach Initiative

first_img Economy,  GO-TIME,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA — Secretary Eileen McNulty today announced the Department of Revenue has collected an additional $1.5 million in hotel occupancy tax through an innovative outreach and education program as part of Governor Wolf’s GO-TIME initiative to reduce costs and improve efficiency in government.“Pennsylvania is an exciting destination and travelers are increasingly using technology to book a room, apartment, or house for their short-term lodging. Just like a traditional hotel or bed and breakfast, the hosts must collect the state’s hotel occupancy tax from guests,” said McNulty. “Our one-of-a-kind initiative is helping to inform hosts so they can comply with the state’s tax law.”The department began reaching out to property owners last year with information about the tax. Under Pennsylvania law, anyone who rents out lodging to the same person for less than 30 consecutive days must collect and remit the state hotel occupancy tax.The tax rate is 6 percent – the same as the sales tax. The department collects an additional 1 percent tax in Allegheny and Philadelphia counties. Both counties, and many other local governments, impose and collect a separate hotel tax.“Home-sharing is another example of how the sharing economy is expanding to give consumers more choices, and the department is adapting to apply the tax laws fairly across industries,” said McNulty. “This initiative is ongoing and will continue to level the playing field for the various lodging entities in Pennsylvania.”Home-sharing websites and other intermediaries or brokers are not required to collect the hotel occupancy tax, however the home-sharing company Airbnb began collecting the tax last year as part of a separate initiative, which is not included in the $1.5 million total.Hotel occupancy tax should be reported to the department on the sales tax return and income from home sharing should be reported on the taxpayer’s Pennsylvania personal income tax return.The Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) is working to modernize government operations in order to reduce costs and improve services.GO-TIME works with agencies to share resources, collaborate and engage employees in transformation. State agencies already saved over $156 million and Governor Wolf challenged GO-TIME to build upon this success by achieving $500 million in savings by 2020. To learn more about GO-TIME, visit www.governor.pa.gov/go-time. GO-TIME: Revenue Department Collects $1.5 Million with Innovative Home-Sharing Outreach Initiative April 10, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff weekly bookings: March 11 – March 18, 2013

first_imgSmith, Andrew40Homeless702 N H Street WellingtonWPDPossession of Stimulants, Use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia into the human bodySUSO3/13/13 Hulm, Shane23Yakima WA130 W 16th Wellington KSsusoUse/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, Driving while suspended, No proof of insurance, Vehicles; Unlawful Acts; e.g., registration, Possession of Meth, Possession of Hydrocodonesuso3/12/13 Houser, Felix57Mulvane, Ks604 E Vine, MulvaneMPDDomestic batteryMulvane3/17/13 Cartmill, James22Wellington, KSB st And 16th Wellington KsWPDDriving while suspended and Drivin Under the influenceWPD3/15/13 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800WEEKLY   BOOKINGS3/11/2013 thru 3/18/2013 Campa,Casimiro64Wellington, KS610 E HillsideSUSOServing SentenceWPD3/15/13 Bickel, Deric20Wellington, KS610 E Hillside Wellngton KsSUSOServing SentenceSUSO3/15/13 By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the weekly books for the Sumner County Sheriff’s office for March 11 to March 18, 2013: Schulte, Sean40Conway SpringsSedgwick CountySGCOWarrant Arrest Failure to appearSUSO3/15/13 Pearson, Troy43Iowa City, IA500 N washingtonsusoProbation Violationsuso3/13/13 Hotchkin, Michael29Winfield, Ks500 N washingtonSUSOServing SentenceSUSO3/14/13 Perez, Patrick28Olathe, Ks610 E HillsideWPDServing sentence (48 hours)WPD3/16/13 Sedgwick38 Gould-Hutchins, Caleb30Wichita, KS1100 N LoganBPPDDriving while suspendedsuso3/14/13 Hawley, Wilbur48Wilson, NC1062 E 147th AvesusoSg County Warrant3/14/13 Bergman, Lars32Wellington, KS1800 W 16thsusoPossession of Hallucinogenic drug, Possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI (2nd)suso3/15/13 Wellington PD9 Bickel, Deric20Wellington, KS610 E Hillsidesusoserving sentence (48 hours)suso3/15/13 Sumner16 Padgett, Michael T34Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSKRGCPossession of Opiates, Adentity TheftSUSO3/18/13 Belle Plaine PD1 Castro, Martin53Jaripitiro MXCherry/16thWPDNo proof of insurance, Operate a motor vehicle without valid drivers licenseWPD3/13/13 Sandell, Aaron28Wellington, KS500 E 16th WellingtonWPDDriving while suspendedWPD3/17/13 Bell, Tom53Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellngton KsSUSOWarrant arrest,Probation ViolationSUSO3/15/13 KHP1 Baltazar, Jose32Hidalgo MXI-35 MP 8KHPFail to pay toll, Operate a motor vehicle without valid drivers license, No proof of insurancesuso3/12/13 Whitfield, Tameka33Wichita, KS800 S US 81SUSODriving while suspendedSUSO3/17/13 Flanagan, Joseph29Wichita, KS610 E HillsidesusoServing sentence (5 days)suso3/12/13 Richards, Jarred29Wellington, KS607 S JeffersonWPDOttawa County Oklahoma WarrantN/A3/16/13 Ong, John42Wichita, KS1000 N HillsidesusoButler County Warrant, Driving while suspended, No proof of insurancesuso3/13/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesCourtDate of Arr Clevenger, Ross22Derby, Ks500 W Bridge MulvaneSUSOCriminal use of a weapon (Shotgun barrel <18″)SUSO3/17/13 Quackenbush, Kindra Rose30Wichita, KSButler County DetentionSUSOWarrant arrest,Driving while suspendedSUSO3/14/13 Fletcher, Brandon18Wichita, KS500 N washingtonsusoProbation violation(sanctions house)suso3/14/13 Bookings Close Forgot password? 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments  Maddox, Michael33Mulvane, Ks777 Star Drive MulvaneKRGCPossession of Opiates, Possession of Paraphernalia with intent to manufacture, Domestic BatterySUSO3/13/13 Holmes, Jeffrey42Wellington, KS500 N  Washington Wellington KsSUSOServing SentenceSUSO3/15/13 Trebbe, Stephanie24Wichita, KS1481 N easy RdsusoButler County WarrantN/A3/15/13 Hodges, Wesley23South Haven, KS1100 N B st WellingtonWPDWarrant Arrest, Theft of property servicesWPD3/15/13 Mulvane PD1 KRGC2 whipple, Toni32Indianapolis, IN500 N washingtonsusoProbation Violationsuso3/11/13last_img read more