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Rep Kahle says state budget aids most vulnerable residents

first_img20Jun Rep. Kahle says state budget aids most vulnerable residents State Rep. Bronna Kahle today voted for a state budget that increases funding for vital services for senior citizens, one aspect of the spending plan she strongly supported.Kahle, of Adrian, said funding for the Meals on Wheels and the senior in-home services programs were at risk of not having their funding increased for the upcoming budget year. This could have deprived older Michiganders across the state of nutritious hot meals and prevented seniors from being able to stay independent in their homes longer.“Many of the people who are served by Meals on Wheels lack the mobility the rest of us take for granted, and aren’t able to go to the grocery store or even spend much time on their feet at the stove to cook a hot meal,” Kahle said. “And the senior in-home services helps many of those same seniors stay in their homes longer instead of having to go into a nursing home. I fought for an amendment to increase funding for these programs on the House floor, and now it will be funded for the coming fiscal year.”Kahle also applauded the record amount of money going to K-12 education in Michigan, including a funding formula that gives most school districts in Lenawee County two times the increase in the foundation allowance.“Our smaller school districts have been shortchanged for decades, and this budget helps alleviate some of that funding gap,” Kahle said. “I also appreciate the additional funding for skilled-trades education. This is needed to fill the in-demand jobs that companies across the state have open.”Other aspects of the state budget include:The 2017-18 budget spends less on the state budget next year than was spent during the current year.Overall growth in spending does not exceed the rate of inflation. Just like families across Michigan, the Legislature is tightening the state’s belt by cutting inefficient programs and eliminating waste in state government.The Legislature addresses the need for more road and bridge repair and maintenance by allocating a record amount of money for transportation and water delivery systems.The budget helps make life better in communities across Michigan by adding money for road repairs, public safety departments, parks and other programs to improve our daily lives.The plan pays down millions of dollars in debt, helping relieve state liability and opening the door for a more secure financial future.Funding for public safety has consistently increased in recent years, and communities will be even safer with 150 more Michigan State Police troopers funded in this budget.##### Categories: Kahle News,Newscenter_img Spending plan also boosts smaller school districtslast_img read more

Half of all 1624 year olds in the UK have registe

first_imgHalf of all 16-24 year olds in the UK have registered to use Channel 4’s on-demand platform 4oD.The broadcaster recently launched a voluntary registration process, giving registered users a range of additional services, including exclusive content and playlists. Sarah Milton, Head of VOD at 4oD, Channel 4 told delegates at the Digital TV World Summit in London this morning that the registered base for 4oD had passed six million, with new users registering at a rate of over 10,000 per day. Of that total, 70% are aged 16-34 and 35% are aged 16-24 years. Around 60% of all 4oD views are from registered users.Milton said that while on-demand was generally still a small proportion of all Channel 4 viewing, it was growing and for some specific content was considerable. Over a quarter of views of series three of science fiction drama Misfits were made via 4oD, for example, while 26% of views for New Girl were also made on the platform.Milton said the registration process was “just a first step in establishing a two way relationship”.4oD is currently available on 12 devices with mobile and tablets accounting for 15% of all views, up from just 1% a year ago.Channel 4 was one of the first broadcasters in the world to launch a VOD platform in 2006 and is on course to rack up half a billion streams this year.last_img read more


first_img Barrs LaneCOUPLE ARRESTED OVER ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN DERRY ShareTweet They have been take to the PACE custody suite at Strand Road police station for questioning.They can be held for up to 24 hours before either being charged to court or released on bail pending further police inquiries.COUPLE ARRESTED OVER ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN DERRY was last modified: May 30th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags:center_img POLICE are investigating reports of anti-social behaviour in Derry this morning.Officers attended following information received about an incident in the Barrs Lane area.As a resulted police arrested a 19 year old male and 20 year old female in relation to this incident.last_img read more