William Jefferson ClintonFormer President Bill Clinton was never indicted thanks in no small part to a carefully crafted if half-hearted apology. (Richard Nixon Foundation/Flickr/Molly)The Dynamics of HesitationDonald Trump announced a new run for the presidency on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. The Justice Department is investigating his appropriation of government documents , some of them highly classified, that belong to the National Archives. Why wasn’t Clinton indicted? If he agreed to issue a formal admission of his crime before he ceased being president, he would be spared criminal indictment.
Short-term municipal borrowers have an opportunity to outrace inflation if they plan to later fund projects permanently with long-term bonds. The talking heads keep reacting as if the trough in interest rates during the 2020-21 pandemic period was timeless. That’s called “Outracing Inflationshort-term municipal borrowers an opportunity to outrace inflation, if they plan to later fund construction projects permanently with long-term bonds. Most muni bonds have historically included a 10-year call feature , which gives the issuer an option to redeem high-coupon bonds and then re-issue new, lower-rate refunding bonds. Today’s still-historically-low muni interest rates allow some issuers to redeem older bonds and replace that expensive debt with new paper at today’s lower rates.3 months ago Governing
This was the moment for public health, and our members worked so damn hard. There are also signs that politically motivated attacks on vaccination and public health leaders will continue. This was the moment for public health, and our members worked so damn hard. I'm sure I will.The public health professionals who did the work. People still understand that vaccination saves lives.What we know from the evidence is physicians, especially one's personal physician, are most influential in decisions about vaccination.1 month ago Governing
The Allen County native worked as a financial analyst and a teacher before founding the Cincinnati STEM Lab. He assails Republican incumbent Keith Faber for lack of action in response to the FirstEnergy scandal surrounding House Bill 6. That 2019 legislation is at the center of a $61 million bribery case which led to the expulsion of the former Ohio house speaker and an ongoing federal criminal investigation.Faber, of Celina, served in the Ohio House between 2001 and 2018, interrupted by service in the Ohio Senate from 2007 to 2016. For four years he was president of the Senate.Now he's seeking a second term as auditor. He's campaigning on "collaboration and cooperation" and a commitment to oppose public corruption.The incumbent, seeking a second term, is Republican Robert Sprague.3 months ago Governing
Marcella Schuerholz, a 68-year-old Democratic retiree from Harford County, said that in the past, she voted based on policy over party. Voters are deciding who does their bidding, from the state legislature to county councils and school boards. Yet the three statewide races — for governor, attorney general and comptroller — are lopsided, with Democrats clearly ahead in the/UB poll. “The ‘off year’ … is always a big year.”The statewide survey of 562 Democratic, 247 Republican and 180 unaffiliated likely voters was conducted by phone and online Oct. 20-23. Its margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.According to the poll, Democrat Wes Moore of Baltimore leads Republican Del.3 months ago Governing
(Yuri Gripas/TNS)Naming the PlayersA range of groups cohesed around election denial have recruited citizen "observers" to monitor election processes, and unprecedented crowds are possible. “Election officials are always considering how they can get better and do better.”The CSSE has highlighted five steps to safer elections, which involve collaboration between election officials and law enforcement. Her group has developed pocket guides and posters that offer guidance to election officials and election workers who find themselves in tense situations.Other government entities can alleviate the overall stress level by allowing their employees to assist election offices. “Resource sharing is incredibly important,” says Barton.In addition to his decades of experience in law enforcement, Howard Love is a licensed counselor. He thinks it’s important to remember that the current climate is affecting security in ways that encompass more than processes and polling places.The community of election officials is in the line of fire, he points out.3 months ago Governing
She expected, as the Democratic governor of New York, that she would win re-election easily. “The reality is that the base of the Democratic Party nationally, and in the state of New York, are Black and Latino women. As in other blue states, abortion has not been as animating an issue as she must have hoped, since voters feel relatively secure about reproductive rights in New York. Democrats haven’t won a statewide race since 2006 and Hofmeister would have to run well ahead of recent nominees not only in the rural areas where Republicans dominate but urban jurisdictions such as Oklahoma County. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, the Democratic candidate for governor, referred several complaints about intimidation and harassment to federal authorities.3 months ago Governing