Three individuals from Florida have pleaded guilty for their part in an organised criminal enterprise that stole frozen meat worth approximately $9 million from packing plants across the Midwest, with prosecutors recommending 18- to 24-month prison sentences and restitution payments totaling over $200,000.
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Cert petitions have been filed to challenge the constitutionality of New Jersey's "slogan statutes," which control election slogans next to candidates' names on a ballot and are said to regulate the "machinery" of elections, requiring further clarification of the Anderson-Burdick doctrine for the judiciary on matters of political speech.
Washington D.C. politicians aim to reduce traffic congestion by raising taxes for Uber and Lyft rides in the city's downtown; however, the current design of the Congestion Management Program merely increases the costs of some trips around town, and by charging flat tolls at certain times, it is an inefficient and crude method at best, leading to fewer rideshare trips and more private vehicle trips and benefiting wealthier private vehicle owners on average.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is set to receive a bill aimed at cracking down on undocumented immigrants and Floridians who interact with them, with provisions including punitive reporting requirements for hospitals and employers, and authorising $12m for the "Unauthorized Alien Transport Program", while businesses with 25 or more employees private will now be required to use E-Verify, all of which "will punish a largely peaceful and long-present population", according to Reason magazine.
New York state legislators are proposing a tax hike on digital workers, small delivery firms, and streaming companies to pay for the MTA, after the state assembly found ways of avoiding a 5.5 percent fare increase to cover budget shortfalls; among the proposals are a 2 percent increase on the top statewide corporate tax rate, and a new $0.25 "delivery fee" on transactions that take place within New York, but these efforts to shift tax burdens to so-called "winners of the increasingly digitized economy" may cause disproportionate hardship on small businesses already struggling with the fallout of remote tax collection laws.
Hackney council has announced plans to ban through motorized traffic from 75% of its streets in an effort to reduce air pollution, a plan that will allow electric vehicles, bicycles, emergency vehicles and garbage trucks through and will be implemented in the next three years.
Lyft driver Ella Goodie's disappearance case has been turned over to the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office for review as she was last seen on March 9th and police have determined it to likely be a homicide, with Brandon Francisco identified as a person of interest in the case, who is already serving 30 years in prison for an unrelated attempted second-degree murder charge.
The article is a collection of various blog posts from the Deeplinks Blog, covering a range of topics such as the impact of tech companies on local communities, the upcoming Supreme Court case involving user speech rights online, and celebrations around expired copyright works.
Eliminating customer fares in an effort to increase ridership may do more harm than good for US transit agencies, and instead advocates should focus on demanding efficiency improvements and accepting transit's role in niche markets where it can provide the most value, given the slow ridership recovery and persistent fare evasion problems.
The Jones Act, which forbids shipping anything between American ports in ships that are not US-built and crewed, makes goods cost more and makes some crises worse, as seen recently in Puerto Rico, with the Act being called an 'antiquated 100-year-old union-driven policy' that needs to be done away with.
More than a quarter of people in NYC jails aren’t getting to court on time for hearings and trials, causing transportation delays that lead to a higher number of people spending longer in jails, while in Dallas, delays in granting probation are causing inmates to stay in jails for two weeks awaiting mandatory clinical assessment, causing the Dallas County Jail to be close to capacity and almost two out of three inmates across the state are pretrial detainees or have been not convicted at the same time when the state is reporting high levels of violence in jails due to the implementation of Senate Bill 6, a bail reform law passed two years ago.
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