D.C.’s campaign finance laws need reforming
Asked if Mr Pearce’s job was safe, he replied: “Yes”. “Being a member of parliament or being a minister is a seven-day-a-week activity and weekends can be very busy,” the premier said. “I’ve had events in regional areas that have finished late at night and sometimes it is more convenient, particularly depending on where you’re starting the next day, to stay in regional areas.” Mr Pearce has recently returned to work following a month’s stress leave in June after he was found to have misused travel entitlements. He was also escorted from parliament for being drunk in late May. Opposition Leader John Robertson says Mr Pearce has the premier’s protection because of his close relationship with Liberal powerbroker Michael Photios.
Serbian finance minister cedes economy brief, averts risk of snap poll
Browns campaign for reelection to the D.C. Council in 2008. Exhibit B is the Democrats 2010 campaign for council chairman. Both efforts seem to have been rife with infractions of the rules on collecting and spending money. Incredibly, its likely that any violations will go largely unpunished because of an enforcement system that lacks teeth or real penalties.
The fate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria might depend on it. A sharp and sudden downturn in crude oil revenues next year will induce deep budget cuts, increase unemployment and provoke mass anger given nothing positive in the polity to reduce the impact. Governors now parading jets might find their people are no longer amused. Perhaps because she knew that she was addressing a nation of almost deaf people, including their political leaders, the Minister added that the Federal government may not be able to implement the budget.
Fire alarm from finance minister
He has slowed the rate of increase of Serbia’s budget deficit and public debt, which had ballooned to all but scuppered hopes of a new precautionary loan from the International Monetary Fund. Dacic’s Socialists and the nationalist Progressive Party (SNS), the two biggest parties in the alliance, had already agreed to reshuffle their ministers. Dinkic’s United Regions of Serbia party (URS) is polling just 5 percent among voters. Weeks of fraught negotiations over the reshuffle had raised the risk of a snap election that would almost certainly have delayed the start of EU membership talks scheduled for January.