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Promote open government

Next week is Sunshine Week, a week devoted to government transparency.  Sunshine Week is an offspring of the Sunlight Foundation, located here in Washington, D.C., the brainchild of the remarkabl…

Enter the 47 Ronin

That sound you heard is not the ice breaking, though the warming weather could be the sign of Hell to come.No, the sound this week heard in the capital was that of the straw breaking the camel’s back.…

And now budget season

Budget season.  How will your elected representatives spend your tax dollars?  Our March 9th Civic Fed General Meeting will be on the County budget and Joe Beach, the Director of the County’…

Home prices rising across the country

In case you haven’t been following along closely, the March 3rd release of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (corelogic.com) indicated that nationwide home prices increased 5.7 percent during January compa…

Banks rule in their favor for any charges

It is of course common place these days for consumers to use ATM or debit cards to obtain cash or engage in other transactions. When such accounts only have a certain amount of money in them, there is…

Whose choice is it?

Who decides what you do with your life? Seems like an odd question as most of us would contend we get to make the decisions for our own life – within reason.…