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    Trade Representative Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Finance committee held a hearing on the nomination of former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk to be U.S. Trade Representative. He is also the former Texas secretary of…

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    Obama Labor and Transportation Announcement

    President-Elect Barack Obama announced his selection of Representative Hilda Solis as his nominee for secretary of labor, Representative Ray LaHood as secretary of transportation, Ron Kirk…

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    City Leadership

    At the 33rd Annual Convention of the National Conference of Black Mayors a roundtable discussion was held called “Lessons I’ve Learned: Leadership from a Mayors…

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    Governor Ann Richards Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for former Texas Governor Ann Richards, who died Wednesday, September 13, at the age of 73. Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, who was secretary of state for Governor…

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    Census 2000

    Secretary Richardson and others spoke to the conference about the impact of the 2000 census on black communities. They stressed the importance of all citizens completing their census…

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    Impact of Taxes on the Internet

    In the final meeting of the commission, participants voted on recommendations they would make to Congress on whether and how to regulate and tax electronic commerce. Among the issues…

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    Impact of Taxes on the Internet, Day 2

    At their final meeting commissioners debated and voted on several recommendations for whether and how to regulate and tax electronic commerce. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Internet Sales Taxes

    The commission heard testimony from elected officials and others about the impact of Internet sales tax proposals on local governments.

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    Internet Sales Taxes

    Commission members heard testimony about potential taxation of electronic commerce. They began by discussing various mechanisms and implications for taxation of international Internet…

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    Medicare and Social Security Roundtable

    Representatives Gephardt and Frost talked to senior citizens about the future of Medicare and Social Security. They stated that the Republican tax cut would not help ordinary…

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    Cities and Abandoned Factory Sites

    Vice President Gore and administration officials announced an initiative designed to revitalize abandoned industrial sites, known as brownfields, by awarding special grants and tax…

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    1996 Election Perspectives

    Mayors Knight and Kirk, co-chairs of the League of Cities task force on the elections, briefed reporters on an education initiative to educate both voters and candidates on the challenges…

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    Washington Monday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    United We Stand America Day 1 Part 1

    Legislators, other political leaders and various experts talked about issues facing the United States as the next century begins. President Boren talked about making the federal…

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    Dallas Mayor Inaugural Ceremony

    After taking the oath of office, Mayor Kirk thanked his family and supporters and spoke about the need for unity to progress into the twentieth century. He is the first…

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