Monday, November 27, 2017

Consumer protection leadership, Spokane remembers trans community members

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NEWS: Through two programs, Spokane plans to put panhandlers to work (if they want to) and redirect donations from citizens to city meters that will pass that money through to homeless services the city and outside agencies already provide.


Who's in charge?
There's a question as to who should really be in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today, after the director stepped down last week, appointing his deputy director to captain the ship in the interim, but President Trump also named Mick Mulvaney as interim director (on top of his role as director of the Office of Management and Budget), the New York Times reports. The matter has been taken to court. 

Fuzz buzz
Spokane's police department did not get a federal grant to pay for more officers next year, so the city will have to pay for new officers on its own, the Spokesman-Review reports.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today has been declared Transgender Day of Remembrance in Spokane, and a proclamation will be presented tonight at 6 pm at City Hall, KREM reports.

Tax plan quickly burdens poor, CBO analysis finds
According to a Congressional Budget Office analysis released this weekend, the Senate Republicans' tax plan, which could go to a vote this week, would cost low-earning Americans more than they currently pay as soon as 2019, but give tax breaks to high earners through at least 2027, the Washington Post reports.

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Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...