IS IT TRUE SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

first_imgIS IT TRUE Dan McGinn declared that “the city financial deficit is much bigger, and expenses are much higher than we thought”?  …we wonder why City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr wasn’t honest and forthcoming with the information that the City has major deficit issues for 2016?  …if a Controller of a major Corporation withheld this kind of information from his bosses he would have been fired?IS IT TRUE that Finance Chairman Dan McGinn recently stated, “So no one should be surprised. No one can call me a liar or a cheat or that I’m not transparent concerning 2017 budget issues to be discussed during Council meeting?  …we take Mr. McGinn’s word on this?  …its obvious that officials in the Winnecke Administration and a couple of Council members haven’t been transparent with the public about having advance knowledge of budget shortfalls for 2016?IS IT TRUE that District 1 County Commissioner candidate Sean Selby should be humbled that fellow conservative and former U.S. Congressman John Hostettler decided to come out into the political limelight to publicly endorse and work for his election to the Vanderburgh County Commission?FOOTNOTE:  Todays READERS POLL question is: Should City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr tell the public who is the consultant and what he is being paid to administer the Employees Health Care program?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City-County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. IT IS TRUE that the City-County Observer strongly supports the men and women of the Evansville Police and Fire Departments.  IT IS ALSO TRUE that they are doing an outstanding job of protecting the citizens of this community and we feel the city should provide them with a quality but affordable Health Care package!IS IT TRUE that City of Evansville Employee Health Care program is self-insured?  …Has the city hired a consultant to help administer this program?  …no one on City Council or in the Winnecke Administration knows who the consultant is but also how much he is being paid?IS IT TRUE that a few City of Evansville officials were warned by former Councilman and Finance Chairman John Friend CPA to be prepared to see many more million of dollars of overage in the 2016 City Employees Hospitalization Fund budget? …that Mayor Winnecke, City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr., Missy Mosby, Jonathan Weaver, Dan McGinn, Dr. Dan Adams, and Connie Robinson were all warned by former Councilman John Friend CPA that this financial shortfall monster was at their doorstep?IS IT TRUE if our elected officials make any more cuts to the Fire and Police Departments budgets we may have to depend on the “Penguin” to help protect us?IS IT TRUE that we have a financial crisis in the City of Evansville?  …as of June 30, 2016, the Hospitalization Fund was NEGATIVE for $7.5 million dollars?  … employees will use the Health Care system more during the later part of the year because of their deductibles being met?IS IT TRUE that one year ago City Councilman Dan McGinn stated that Council Finance Chairman John Friend, CPA  actions were just political when he recommend much-needed budget cuts?  …we wonder what Mr. Friend would say about Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn’s attempt to cut the 2017 City budget?IS IT TRUE that in December of 2015 (without the approval of City Council) Mayor Winnecke quietly transferred $12.5 million from the Riverboat Fund revenue into the City of Evansville General Fund?IS IT TRUEif $12.5 million of Riverboat funds had not been transferred into the City of Evansville General Fund, the General Fund balance as of June 30, 2016 would have been OVER DRAFTED by $8.6 million?IS IT TRUEif City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr didn’t transfer $5 million dollars from the General Fund into the Hospitalization Fund during the second quarter of 2016 the Hospitalization Fund would be an additional $5 million dollars in the red?IS IT TRUE that former Councilman John Friend, CPA has publicly stated that the Winnecke Administration were over spending about $1 million dollars per month?  …we really hope that Mr. Friend is totally wrong about this issue? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img by Taboola last_img read more

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Tesco posts worst sales in 20 years

first_imgTesco fell victim to the consumer slump with its worst UK sales in 20 years while rival Sainsbury’s reported only modest growth.Tesco said UK second-half profits will be flat following its recent £500m investment in price cuts in a bid to boost market share, which fell from 30.8% to 30.4% in recent weeks.It said that UK sales excluding new store space, VAT and petrol fell 0.9% in the three months to August 27. The group reported a 12% in underlying profits to £1.9bn in the half-year, boosted by a strong performance in Asia.Sales rose 9% to £35.5bn.Sainsbury’s said same-store sales including VAT increased by 1.9% in the 16 weeks to October 1, the same increase as the previous quarter.Sainsbury’s, which recently changed its slogan to ‘Live Well For Less’, described its performance as “good” in a tough consumer environment.last_img read more

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Cops: Armed East Meadow Man Shot by Police

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An altercation between two East Meadow neighbors Friday night ended with police shooting a suspect who they say threatened officers with two guns, Nassau County police said.Jason Wissel, 49, was charged with menacing and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.Police said Wissel was involved in an argument over parking with a neighbor, whom he allegedly threatened with a gun, police said.Officers from nearby precincts as well as the Emergency Service Unit, K-9, and Bureau of Special Operations responded after police were called.After attempting to make contact with Wissel, police said he emerged from the house allegedly armed with a sawed off shotgun and a long rifle.“The suspect pointed these weapons at approaching officers placing them in fear for their lives,” police said in a news release.Officers fired at Wissel, causing minor injuries, police said.After receiving treatment at Nassau University Medical Center, Wissel was arrested, police said. It’s unclear how many shots were fired.Investigators also discovered several weapons and a cache of ammunition inside the house, police said.Wissel was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

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Super Saturday pulls in record-breaking $34.4b in retail sales

first_imgExceeding forecasts, Dec. 21, the last Saturday shopping day before Christmas 2019, has been confirmed as the single biggest retail sales day in U.S. History.According to retail research firm Customer Growth Partners, consumers on Super Saturday spent a total of $34.4 billion and that exceeded 2019 Black Friday sales by 10 percent.  “Paced by the ‘Big Four’ mega-retailers — Walmart, Amazon, Costco and Target — Super Saturday was boosted by the best traffic our team has seen in years,” Craig Johnson, president of the retail research firm toldBloomberg Monday (Dec. 23)Johnson cited stronger personal finances, high employment and robust income as drivers of the sales records. More customers are shopping online, as well, as retailers offer improved web platforms. (58 percent of sales growth from 2018 occurred online.This holiday shopping season saw its next biggest shopping days as Dec. 14, with $28.1 billion; and Cyber Monday, with $19.1 billion. 61SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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