*A women so obese fell off her sofa, her family couldn't get her up, left her lay for a week before calling the police for help (Police? Did a hit and run driver knock her off the couch, why police?). A troop of EMS got her to the hospital where she died immediately.
*To save money we are dropping the mandatory 5 day jail time for domestic violence second time offenders. I guess it's cheaper to care for shaken babies, and women with broken arms than put these guys in jail.
*The recent slow down in job growth is due in part to 6,000 state employees being let go here in the last 60 days. It barely made a paragraph, yet it was national news that Yahoo will cut about that many.
*Yesterday 23 speakers attended city council meeting, each in turn speaking in protest at the city joining a regional group of towns and counties for "long term planning and sustainability". The 23 called it; communism, a federal government take over of local control, a UN plot, world government, and one of them a state house rep said he will offer a bill opposing any thing with the word sustainability in it because "it's goose stepping to environmentalist and UN control of our lives". Where do these fucks come from? These towns are just trying to figure out which county roads should they focus on widening between them, or can they share the cost of a rural water district well rather than drill their own.
*Tax on corporate income eliminated for out of sate residents. So, if I earned 100k as a company owner or officer, I paid about 5k to this state, and since all states have a nearly 100% exemption for it if you paid it in another state, I would have paid my home state around $140 on average. Now, I will pay this red state zero. But, now the home state taxes it, so the state where the owner lives gets to tax it which in some states might be 5k in a couple is nearer 12k. So, my red state gets zero, and another state gets as much or more than my state did. And this my friend will make investors flock to my state to start corporations, or that at least is what the former Reagan administration yahoos they paraded here said would happen. In fact starting a company here will still cost you the same tax, and maybe lots more, it's just the state where your shop is will not be making any money on it and therefore the ifrastructure around your shop should be like Haiti's in a few year.
*My county decided a good way to help the economy boom is to cut taxes, normal red state idea, but this time it's property tax on new homes, the next 1000 homes built will have no property tax for 5 years. Not just any house, it's a little complicated and you have to apply, so the advantage goes to the well connected. No limit on the price either, so it's estimated there will be lots to 1%ers homes with this tax break, these people would have built anyway, they build for status and out of boredom. And, what impact does this have on sale of used houses, big according to some realtors.
*believe me, there was more, but it's just overwhelming.