Albuquerque Interfaith/IAF makes play for statewide impact: Launches Legislative Strategy to Restore Investments in Children & Families
Look for Albuquerque Interfaith/IAF to be crawling all over the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe during this year's legislative session. About an hour away from Albuquerque - the state's largest city - the broadbased citizens organization is stepping out. Focus: 1) Neighborhood Preservation, Community Safety and the Criminal Justice System; 2) Strengthening Schools and Public Education for All; 3) Immigrant Justice, Worker Protection and Workforce Development; and 4) Rebuilding Behavioral Health System and Health Security for All.
Together Baton Rouge/iaf celebrates Exxon pulling ITEP applications, commends company's philanthropy
ExxonMobil may have withdrawn its application for a local tax break, but advocates with Together Baton Rouge still took an opportunity to weigh in before Wednesday's Metro Council meeting to say that while the company does a lot of good for Baton Rouge, they're glad to see the proposal yanked. Story by Steve Hardy in The Advocate
Story in the Advocate by Sam Karlin
ExxonMobil on Tuesday said it will drop its pending requests for property tax breaks in Baton Rouge and warned the “uncertainty” surrounding tax incentives could deter future spending at its local plants.
The move came days after the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, for the first time, voted to reject two requests by ExxonMobil to exempt it from paying a combined $2.9 million over 10 years to local schools. Exxon was set to ask the Metro Council Wednesday to approve the exemptions.
VOICE leader Laurie Forbes and 25 other VOICE leaders from Emmaus UCC, Accotink UUC and UUCA hold a meeting with Senator Howell in the hallway. Throughout the VA General Assembly there will be teams of VOICE leaders from VOICE's 45 member congregations going to Richmond to move VOICE's 3 Key State issues: