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Tag: Ezzard Miller

PAC chair berates witnesses over excuses

PAC chair berates witnesses over excuses

| 05/09/2016 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has issued a warning to senior public servants in core government as well as its statutory authorities and government companies that when they are asked to attend PAC as witnesses, this is not a frivolous invitation that they can ignore. When the com [...]

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Ezzard presses government to respond to PAC reports

Ezzard presses government to respond to PAC reports

| 28/06/2016 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the Public Accounts Committee told government that he expects a response from it on the reports he tabled following the PAC’s recent review of several auditor general reports on public spending issues. The final part of the process for each of the audit reports once PAC has mad [...]

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Opposition to land conservation grows

Opposition to land conservation grows

| 23/06/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): All of the members of the opposition who were present in the final throes of Finance Committee Wednesday evening voted against withdrawing cash from the Environmental Protection Fund to buy land for conservation purposes. The independent and UDP members all raised objections to the environmen [...]

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MLAs press for gay rights fight

MLAs press for gay rights fight

| 23/06/2016 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Members of the opposition benches pressed government to budget for a legal fight over gay rights during Finance Committee Wednesday, when they asked for updates on the case of Dr Leo Raznovich, who is seeking to become his husband’s legal dependent. Questioning the attorney general about th [...]

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Four MLAs vote ‘no’ to land conservation

Four MLAs vote ‘no’ to land conservation

| 15/06/2016 | 71 Comments
(CNS): Four members of the opposition benches have voted against plans by Environment Minister Wayne Panton to purchase land for conservation purposes over the next 18 months. Just before Tuesday’s Finance Committee hearing on the budget adjourned at around 10:30 last night, Ezzard Miller, Arden [...]

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Miller: Time to address campaign finance

Miller: Time to address campaign finance

| 30/05/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): North Side MLA Ezzard Miller, a longtime advocate for campaign finance reform, said government must now address the issue, claiming that Premier Alden McLaughlin crossed the line at a recent PPM fundraising dinner at the Ritz Carlton. Taking aim at the premier in particular, he said the PPM u [...]

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Officials removed from Anti-Corruption Commission

Officials removed from Anti-Corruption Commission

| 03/05/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): An amendment to the Anti-Corruption Law, which passed unopposed through a second reading in the Legislative Assembly Monday, has removed the police commissioner, the auditor general and the complaints commissioner from the Anti-Corruption Commission, paving the way for the five-member panel t [...]

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Compromise sees police motion pass

Compromise sees police motion pass

| 25/04/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Legislative Assembly members unanimously supported the second controversial police motion late Monday night when a compromise was made to amend it, removing reference to the parliament having no confidence in the whole of the police service and instead calling on the governor to undertake [...]

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CPA decision overturned by judge

CPA decision overturned by judge

| 21/04/2016 | 31 Comments
(CNS): A judgment delivered earlier this month by a Grand Court judge has refused previously granted planning permission to a potential Seven Mile Beach ten-storey condo building because the judge found the existing laws and regulations relating to buildings of that height are incompatible. Overturn [...]

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Speaker gives government MLAs second chance

Speaker gives government MLAs second chance

| 13/04/2016 | 64 Comments
(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly adjourned the special meeting today at around 10:30am until 2pm after her formal summons from the chair to members failed to produce a quorum to allow the House to meet. After Julianna O’Connor-Connolly gave members a second chance to show up for [...]

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Legal rumble brewing for LA meetings

Legal rumble brewing for LA meetings

| 12/04/2016 | 13 Comments
(CNS): A legal dispute among lawmakers could be brewing, depending on how the premier and the speaker handle tomorrow’s Legislative Assembly meeting, which House Speaker Julianna O’Connor-Connolly called in response to a request by the opposition members. The premier is expected to atten [...]

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