Protesters In Rep. Paul Ryan’s Office Demand ‘People’s Budget’

Only hours before Paul Ryan and Patty Murray announced that they reached a two year budget agreement (The BiPartisan Budget Act of 2013), representatives from a broad coalition demanding a budget that would cut military expenditures in order to increase funding for a wide range of domestic programs called on Congressional leaders to craft a budget for people, peace and the planet.

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SUIT ALLEGES ST. PETERSBURG CITY COUNCIL VIOLATED SUNSHINE LAWS

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kirsten Clanton (352) 271-8890
St. Petersburg, FL (November 21, 2013): Rev. Bruce Wright filed a lawsuit today against the City of St. Petersburg alleging violations of Florida’s Sunshine Law by the City Council. The lawsuit alleges that the City Council decided to amend a city trespass ordinance in a meeting that was closed to the public. The City held a closed attorney-client session to discuss a federal lawsuit related to one of its city ordinances and during that session exceeded its authority by deliberating and deciding to amend the ordinance. The City’s vote to amend the ordinance was public after it came out of the closed session, but it never held public discussions or deliberations about the amendment, which violates Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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