Ahead of a June 2 special legislative session, legislative leaders and the Douglas Administration will hold public forums to inform the public about the budgetary issues. Douglas vetoed the $4.5 billion budget and has offered his own alternative. Before the Legislature would take up Douglas’ changes, it will first have to vote to sustain or override the veto. As with the gay marriage veto that the Legislature overrode in early April, the budget showdown could come down to a single vote.Public Hearings to Address BudgetWednesday, May 27Noon –1 pm, WillistonThe Governor will speak with businesses regarding budget challenges currently facing the state, and economic development opportunities, such as the Sales Tax Holiday and R&D Tax Credit. He also wants to listen to their concerns and ideas and discuss strategies for putting the state on a fiscally sustainable path.This event will be held at noon at DEW Construction at 277 Blair Park Road in Williston. No registration is needed to attend. 1 – 4 pm, Montpelier The House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee, along with the Chairs of Appropriations and Education, will hold a public hearing from 1 – 4 p.m. in Room 11 at the State House regarding the Education Fund and tax proposals for this year’s budget.You can sign-up in advance to testify by contacting the Joint Fiscal office at 828-5767 and asking for Theresa, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail). Thursday, May 281– 4 pm, Montpelier The House and Senate Appropriations Committees, along with the Chairs of Ways and Means, Finance, Human Services, Health Care and Government Operations, will hold a public hearing from 1 – 4 pm in Room 11 on the governor’s proposal to make deeper General Fund cuts.You can sign-up in advance to testify by contacting the Joint Fiscal office at 828-5767 and asking for Theresa, or by emailing email@example.com(link sends e-mail).
Nelson Jimenez, 31, launched his attack in front of a crowd of bystanders who had gathered on a sidewalk near 183rd Street and Davidson Avenue in University Heights to watch the arrest of 27-year-old robbery suspect Yoemdy Castro, law enforcement sources said.In the footage, you can see the officer standing over the suspect who is lying face down on the pavement being cuffed by another officer. Suddenly Jimenez who is pacing around in the background can be seen striking the standing officer in the side of the head knocking his hat off. The officer who was struck immediately turns around and fires his Taser, but it’s unclear if it struck Jimenez.Jimenez then runs away, with the cop close behind, the video shows.Spectators can be heard cheering on the suspect, imploring the suspect to “run.”Officers later caught and arrested Jimenez in a nearby bodega, law enforcement sources said. Charges against him are pending.A second cop who responded to the fracas was also punched in the head in an off-camera incident, according to sources.The suspect in that assault, Brandee Isom, 25, was arrested and charged with assault and obstructing governmental administration, sources said. Amid the death and disease in New York, an NYPD police officer helping another cop during an arrest in the Bronx Tuesday is suddenly sucker-punched by a man wearing a protective mask who was standing behind him and it is all caught on cell phone video.NYC people are dying, and suffering as COVID-19 plagues thousands but the same scumbags continue to roam the streets of NYC and attack NYPD cops. Sadly the wrong people are suffering. Welcome to DeBlasios NYC pic.twitter.com/St6UoXV9wZ— SBA (@SBANYPD) April 8, 2020