Overhauling Denver’s campaign finance rules was popular with voters in 2018. More than 70% of Denverites who cast ballots that year voted for Referred Measure 2E. The sweeping change to the city’s campaign rules ratcheted down contribution limits for candidates seeking every seat from mayor to the city auditor, banned direct corporate and union campaign contributions and established a fair elections fund to provide public financing for candidates who agreed to abide by even lower contribution limits and other rules. Participate in the fair elections fund and receive a 9-to-1 public funding match on contributions from Denver residents between $5 and $50. In other words, a $50 donation becomes $500 with taxpayer money so long as the donor hails from the city and county. A lot has happened since then. First, the measure’s backers struck a deal with the City Council to delay the law’s effective date until after the 2019 municipal election instead of trying to enact the changes … [Read more...] about In crowded city races, Denver’s new fair election fund will face first test
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The Cake Boss made sure this Super Bowl dessert would be sweet for fans of both teams. In my last post , I wrote about how impressed I was with Indianapolis as a tourist city and as a host for what had to be the smoothest, best run Super Bowl imaginable. In a week filled with parties, big name concerts and all sorts of VIP events, the Taste of the NFL and its Party With A Purpose took the cake - except in this case the cake was a huge depiction of a football field complete with edible Eli Manning and Tom Brady jerseys and even the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The thing that makes this event so notable is that it is not new and not specific to any host city - it has been held for 21 straight years of Super Bowls, and will be held again next year (2013) in New Orleans, and after that in New York, and then Phoenix. My suggestion? Buy a ticket. The cool thing is you don’t have to be going to the game, which for most … [Read more...] about Super Bowl’s “Taste Of the NFL” – The Best Food Event You Never Heard Of
GAS LINES IN AMERICA… Four Governors Declare States Of Emergency Due To Gasoline Shortage Four governors declared states of emergency in response to gas shortages brought on by the Colonial Pipeline hack. Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency on Monday due to his state’s gas shortage. Republicans Govs. Brian Kemp of Georgia and Ron DeSantis of Florida, and Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared states of emergency on Tuesday. Republican South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced that he would not declare a new state of emergency because the state was already in one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kemp suspended Georgia’s gas taxes, while Cooper eliminated transportation regulations. McMaster instituted anti-price gouging laws. Virginia Republicans called on Northam to suspend the state’s gas tax. CBS NEWS… The South was being hit hardest. Late Monday, almost 6.5% of gas stations in Virginia were out of fuel, … [Read more...] about Editor Daily Rundown: Governors Declare States Of Emergency In Response To Gas Shortages
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Las Vegas is one of the world's greatest restaurant cities - on and off the Strip. Image via ... [+] Wikipedia Andrew Knowlton is the longtime Restaurant Editor for Bon Appétit magazine , as well as the magazine’s columnist, The Foodist. He just gave me an exclusive interview with his top ten picks for visitors to Las Vegas, one of the most popular tourism cities in the world - and home to one of the best and most confusing restaurant scenes. Knowlton eats out more than 200 nights each year, and not so long ago gave me an exclusive preview of the magazine’s Top 10 New Restaurants of 2011 for my readers, but this is even more especial, since this list is not going to appear anywhere else but right here at Forbes.com. While Knowlton covers the entire country, he has a special laser focus on Las Vegas, because it is the site of the magazine’s prestigious annual food event, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, … [Read more...] about Las Vegas’ 10 Hottest Restaurants – Exclusive Inside Scoop!
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The site of this year's Super Bowl was within walking distance of many hotels and all of downtown ... [+] Indy. Sunday’s Super Bowl was the most watched television event in American history, tuned into by nearly half of all households and at peak time, more than 117,000,000 viewers. Ad rates were $3.5 million per 30 second spot, and while viewers debated who was better, an overweight Volkswagen obsessed dog or Clint Eastwood, the real beneficiary of all that airtime and all those viewers was the city of Indianapolis. “Ten years from now, I think we will look back on this one single day as the tipping point in tourism and perception for the city,” said Chris Gahl, Vice President of Marketing for the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association. Several years ago when the city decided to go for the 2011 Game (it ended up with 2012), the bid process required $25 million in non-taxpayer funds, and several … [Read more...] about Super Bowl XLVI’s Real Winner? Indianapolis!
(CNN) With nearly 9,000 confirmed monkeypox cases nationwide, there is growing concern that US college and university campuses could become monkeypox "hotspots" this fall. Educators are working to reduce the public health risk while some students worry about how their campus experiences might be affected by the virus -- a virus that the nation is still trying to control and that was recently declared a national public health emergency . JUST WATCHED CNN goes inside clinic treating monkeypox as outbreak grows Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH CNN goes inside clinic treating monkeypox as outbreak grows 05:32 "As we head into the fall, I'm concerned about outbreaks on college campuses as they are often a place where individuals engage in higher risk sexual activity and are in close contact with many different people," Dr. Rachel Cox, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the Mass … [Read more...] about To prepare for possible monkeypox spread, colleges focus on educating students
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Sports fans are in luck right now, as we are about see a convergence of huge events, many of them held only once every two to four years, along with some entirely new but very high-profile options. Here are some of the biggies and how you can go see them. World Cup 2022 Next up is the world’s No. 1 sports spectacle, the men’s soccer World Cup, a quadrennial tournament like the Summer or Winter Olympic Games. Soccer is the most popular spectator sport in the world, and if you don't go this fall, you won't be able to see it again until 2026. Every World Cup is rare in the sense of the four-year cycle, but this one is even more notable because of a couple of firsts, including the fall dates, so it does not conflict with the busy summer family vacation travel season, and the Middle East location (not without some controversy, a ccording to the New York Times ). As a result, 1.3 million visitors are expected to visit Qatar … [Read more...] about Sports Travel—How To Attend The Biggest Sports Events In The World
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin D onald Trump has made a lot of investments over his career. One of the flashiest, his purchase of Mar-a-Lago, also turned out to be one of the best. Trump paid an estimated $10 million for it in 1985 and turned it into a moneymaking club, before a rising real estate market made it one of the most valuable homes in the world. Today, the crown jewel of Palm Beach is worth an estimated $350 million. The property, which the former president said the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided on Monday, was historic long before Trump got involved with it. The cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post built the estate from 1924 to 1927, incorporating details befitting the Roaring Twenties. Stones traveled from Genoa, Italy via three ships. Silk-needlework panels came from an old palace in Venice. The living room rug hailed from a Spanish monastery. In 1973, Post passed away, bequeathing Mar-a-Lago, which means “sea to … [Read more...] about How Much Has Trump Made From Mar-A-Lago, His Palm Beach Estate Under Siege?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Adding flexibility and reliability, more natural gas will be critical to more wind and solar power / ... [+] AFP PHOTO / - / China OUT (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images) "Shale & renewables: a symbiotic relationship," Citi, here I have already shown here and here how U.S. natural gas power plants continue to increase in efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the high flexibility of these plants will also be increasingly critical in the years ahead. That's because gas is the backup source for more wind and solar power, which are naturally intermittent and need gas peaking plants to compensate for when "the wind doesn't blow" and "the sun doesn't shine." Gas combined cycle plants have a quick "ramp up" ability in a matter of minutes to generate electricity for those unforeseen periods when the wind and/or solar option goes away. As headlined here by MIT Technology … [Read more...] about Natural Gas Is The Flexibility Needed For More Wind And Solar
Cherie Gil There was a point in Cherie Gil’s illustrious career when she questioned herself if there was anything else she could leave behind in the industry aside from her “famous line” about second-rate, trying-hard copycats. But as heartfelt tributes for the beloved actress poured in on social media—shortly after news broke that she died from cancer last Aug. 5—it became unquestionably clear that Cherie’s legacy goes beyond the iconic “contravida” roles she played, or any other performances she gave on television, film and stage. For her family, loved ones and the people fortunate enough to have worked with her on- and offscreen, Cherie was more than a versatile talent: She was also a friend, a sister, a mentor, a second mother. For her niece Max Eigenmann, Cherie was the one person she turned to when she was feeling down. “She always knew what to do to make me feel better,” she said, reminiscing about the intimate conversations they had during their yoga sessions or as … [Read more...] about Leaving a lasting legacy: Cherie Gil more than just an iconic ‘contravida’