Governor Signs Assemblymember Holden Bill Giving Military Personnel a Tax Break

first_img 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Members of the Armed Forces and National Guard will get a break on state use tax when they are transferred to California under Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill signed today by Governor Brown.“It just doesn’t seem fair to tax active duty military personnel when they are already making so many sacrifices,” explained Assemblymember Holden (D-Pasadena). “It’s the right thing to do to relieve some of the tax burden for our service men and women who are already sacrificing so much for their country.”AB 143, the Military Use Tax Exemption, would eliminate a type of sales tax known as use tax, on personal property purchased by an active duty military member or National Guard member who has been transferred into the state.Here’s how it works: A use tax is levied on items purchased out-of-state for use in California.If you are on active duty in Texas and buy a computer or furniture, then three months later you are transferred to a base in California, you would be required to pay a “use tax”. Under AB 143, that tax would be waived.California is home to 13% of the more than one million active duty members of the armed forces stationed in the U.S. and has enjoyed widespread support from veterans organizations across the state: American Legion, California Association of County Veterans Service Officers, California State Commanders Veterans Council, Veterans Democratic Club of Sacramento County, VFW of the United States – California, Vietnam Veterans of America. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyLove Astrology: 12 Types Of Boyfriends Based On Zodiac SignsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Government Governor Signs Assemblymember Holden Bill Giving Military Personnel a Tax Break Published on Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 2:23 pmcenter_img Community News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Local Sports Results For Thursday (8-20)

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Boys Soccer team were 6-0 victors over The Rushville Lions in a game you heard on 103.9 WRBI!Batesville once again came out strong with a quick goal just a minute into the match when Calvin Sherwood assisted Ian Powers for a shot into the net. Throughout the first half JJ Kuisel and Ian Powers connected for a total of 6 goals. Each player scored their hat trick. The second half went on with many opportunities, but never again found the net. The final score ended 6-0 with the Bulldogs winning their conference match. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.The Batesville Bulldogs Boys Junior Varsity Soccer team hosted Rushville with the game ended up scoreless.The match was one 40-minute half and was the first action of the season for the JV team. The Bulldogs put together a few promising runs with Grant Peters and Owen Powers taking shots on goal but ultimately, never found the back of the net resulting in a 0-0 tie.Batesville looks to improve off of the good defensive start and build off of that in the next game.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tyler Burcham.Shelbyville defeated Oldenburg 3-1 in Varsity Boys Soccer.Franklin County played Rising Sun tonight at home on a beautiful summer evening. Even more pretty than the weather was the excellent passing and possession game displayed by the Lady Wildcats winning 3-0.The Lady Wildcats had 10 shots on goal on the first half, dominated play and maintained possession 90% of the time, but couldn’t capitalize.In the second half Franklin County broke it up and scored three goals in rapid succession:Goal 1 Jordan Nichols assisted by Karlee RobertsGoal 2 Kamryn Dozier assisted by Halee BarkerGoal 3 Jordan Nichols assisted by Dani BulachThe back line was impenetrable in the first half with barely any possession by Rising Sun on the Wildcats defensive half. Anchored by Claudia Mauntel, and Laura Edwards the Wildcats did not allow a single shot on on goal. Regan Noble, Kaitlyn Brunemann, Taylor Conrad, Dani Bulach, Kalene Dean, Maddie Merritt and Felicity Bohman were exceptionally tough.The high pressure came from capable and fast strikers Jordan Nichols, Grace Kruthaupt Lauren Kelley and Zoey Gruber.,The secret sauce came with the contributions of the center midfielders Kylee Gibson, Kamryn Dozier, Kaylin Knapp , Erica Weaver, Karlee Roberts and Regan Noble. The outside midfielders r not only not defended well but played composed and creative in their attack. Halee Barker, Ashley Mauntel, Kloe Bolos and Morgan Stewart were a threat with shooting and excellent crosses to dangerous territory.Goal keeper Josie Rolfes spent some time on the field and Kalene Dean picked up the one save on the night.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Cindy Adams.  The Greensburg Lady Pirates Varsity Soccer traveled to Oldenburg for their third match of the season.The Lady Pirates held off the Twisters for 16 minutes until they allowed the first twister goal. Keeper Captain Ella Lowe saw 17 shots in the first half and managed to save all but one. Lowe saw an additional 13 shots in the second half, only allowing two additional to fall in the net.The Lady Pirates had a light game on attempted shott with only six. Emily Rosales, Macey Smith, Kylie Hostetler, and Kayla Haycock all attempted shots. The final score was 3-0. This brings the Pirates record to 2-1. They travel to Union County on Saturday with a start time of 10 A.M.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Ryan Morlan.The JCD Middle School Eagles Boys team traveled to South Ripley winning 1-0 scoring at the 24 minute mark by Lane Carroll.   Game stats are: Lane Carroll 1 goal, 7 shots, Brody Huff 2 shots, Grant Rinear 5 shots, 1 assist. Defensive: Kayden Vachet 3 stops, Sam Simon 3 stops, Berkley Williams 2 stops, Carson Comer 5 stops. Ben Schoettmer 10 Saves.PLAYER OF THE GAME Grant Rinear.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.The Batesville Boys Varsity Tennis team defeated Connersville 3-2 on Thursday.Cael Rahe at #2 singles, Jaden Smith at #3 singles and the #1 doubles team of Sam Voegele and Max Geisting all won three-set matches to lead the Bulldogs. Batesville is now 1-1 and 1-0 in the EIAC.In JV action, Hank Ritter/Jackson Tracy won in doubles along with singles wins from Alec Bunselmeier, Chase Schwegman, and Landon Oldham led the Bulldogs to a 4-2 win. Batesville’s JV is now 2-0The Bulldogs will host Shelbyville on Monday. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.The Batesville Bulldogs XC Team hosted the 4 team XC race tonight, Thursday, August 20th against Greensburg, North Decatur and South Decatur. Although not as humid as it has been, the sun was still bright and hot. However, the Bulldogs came ready to race and took advantage of the home course finishing the night with two team victories and all 7 varsity runners in the top 10 of the races.  In fact, the boys had the ultimate perfect score with not only scoring the lowest possible of 15 points, but also had all 7 varsity runners as the first 7 to cross the finish line.The boys were led by Junior Ean Loichinger who just missed breaking 17 with a time of 17:01. He had two teammates closely behind him, Benjamin Moster crossing at 17:12 and Adam Hollowell 17:13.  Finishing out the top 7 for the boys were Daren Smith (18:33), Eli Loichinger (18:36), Nathan Villani (18:43) and Will Nuhring (18:58).  Greensburg came in 2nd with 55 points, South Decatur 3rd at 81 points and North Decatur 4th with 107 points.  Way to go boys!  Although not quite the perfect score, the Girls still had a low score of 24, beating Greensburg by 20 with 44 points. South Decatur just nudged ahead of North Decatur 85-88 for 3rd and 4th.  Greensburg’s Brenner Hanna was the overall winner of the girls race beating the field by almost 2:30 minutes with an incredible time of 18:41.  Leading the way for Batesville was Ava Hanson claiming 2nd at 21:13, followed closely by Madison Rahschulte at 21:25.  The Bulldogs next 5 crossed 6-10th place. In order were Sophie Myers (22:25), Trysta Vierling (22:45), Megan Allgeier (23:31), Lily Pinckley (23:32) and Carley Pride (24:10). Great job ladies!The Bulldogs did have several personal records broken tonight and they were Adam Hollowell, Eli Loichinger, Will Nuhring, Kyler Daulton and Sean Callahan. Way to go everyone!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.The North Decatur Chargers Volleyball team put up a fight against the Lawrenceburg Tigers in 4 sets for the home opener 25-8, 21-25, 25-20, 31-29.The Chargers fell in the fourth set 31-29 to close out the match. Sr. Jenna Geis led with 4 solo blocks. So. Caroline Stapp led the Chargers with 16 kills followed by So. Madelyn Bohman with 12. Bohman led serving with 5 aces followed by Jr. Lainey Crites with 2 aces. Sr. Anna Burkhart led digs with 12 and Stapp led serve receiving with 28 passes.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Ashley Gauck.The East Central VB teams swept South Dearborn in straight sets at all 3 levels last night to start EIAC play 1-0. Varsity won with the scores of 25-10, 25-9, 25-16.‘We pushed the girls to work on their offensive connections and I think we are slowly heading in the right direction. We still have some work to do, but these girls are willing to put in the work to get there.’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.  Varsity is now 1-1 on the season and 1-0 in EIAC play.  Next up: Southport match (not invitational like usual) for JV and Varsity at 10 AM.The Batesville Middle School 7th Grade Volleyball Team fell to Jac-Cen-Del in 2 games by the scores 25-20; 25-17.Inconsistent play from the service line and in serve reception proved to be the difference. We will continue to work on improving our skills and teamwork for next week’s games. Some of the top performances for the night came from Jade Martin who earned 5 points on 7 good serves including 2 aces and Ashlee Sparks with 3 service points including two aces. Reesa Zimmerman picked up 3 kills in the front line. Addilyn Froehling chipped in with a timely kill and a service ace to help the team. Keep working hard, girls! Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.The BMS 8th graders had another good win this week, defeating Jac-Cen-Del 25-12, 25-11.Sophie Gesell led all servers with 11 points; including 5 aces.  Ave Powner chipped in 7 service points with 4 aces. Aly Peters had 5 service points with 2 aces. Molly Meer and Annie Negavetich each had 4 service points. In the front line Meers had 3 kills, while Peters and Kate Bauer had 2 kills, and Eva Struewing added 1 kill. The back row of Sarah Bedel, Addison Westrick, Ava Williamson, Bauer, Meer, and Negavetich were all scrappy with a lot of digs. The team is now 2-0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.The St. Louis Cardinals traveled to Sunman Dearborn last night for volleyball.  The 7th grade won against Sunman Dearborn in 2 sets.  Scores were 25-16 and 25-22.  Serving for SLS were Ella King with 9pts, Campbell Miles with 8pts, Mimi Smith with 3pts, and Ava Hollins with 1pt.  We had some really great serving streaks that pulled us in the lead.  Our back row really pulled off some great serve receives, and digs to keep the ball in action.  Nice job ladies you are improving leaps and bounds.The 8th-grade game wasn’t able to bring home the win, but played a tough Sunman Dearborn 8th grade team.  Final scores were 25-16 and 25-12.  Serving for SLS were Meg Ritter with 5pts, Ashley Hunter with 2pts, and Paige Watters, Cora Roth, Bridget Lohmueller, and Lucy Abplanalp all bring 1pt to the board.  Sunman Dearborn had some spurts of service that we had to adapt in receiving.  Our girls never gave up on this and were successfully at shutting it down.  We had some great net play with Ashley Hunter and Lucy Abplanalp that got the sideout we were looking for.  Nice job by all, keep working hard.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.FCHS Girls Golf Team defeated Rushville Thursday night at Brook Hill with a team score of 172-230.Lady Wildcats Scores-Gracie Graf (Medalist) 38; Camryn Brewer 49; Nicole Mears 42; Crystal Calihan 43 (Personal Best); Kelsie Brackney 52; Lillie Graf 48 (Personal Best); Jacy Grimmeissen 52 (Personal Best).Courtesy of Wildcats AD Denny Dorrel.last_img read more

Clarett victim of entitlement

first_imgMaurice Clarett had it all — emphasis on the “had.”Clarett had a scholarship. He earned a full ride to The Ohio State University after being named the USA Today Offensive High School Player of the Year.After starting the summer third on the depth chart due to injuries to older players, he managed to crack the starting lineup in his first game, becoming the first freshman running back to start at OSU since 1943. Clarett ran for 175 yards and three touchdowns and never looked back, maintaining a stranglehold on the position the rest of the year, gaining more than 1,300 yards total offense and scoring 18 touchdowns despite missing two games.Clarett had fame. He was on an ESPN: The Magazine cover before most kids could afford a subscription and was the LeBron James before LeBron hit the scene. Clarett led the underdog Buckeyes to the national championship game, that classic Fiesta Bowl against Miami in the greatest college football game of all time.In that game, Clarett scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime. The two main subjects of water-cooler conversation the next day: “What a flippin’ game!” and “Will Maurice Clarett go pro?”Clarett had fortune. At least he had it within his grasp. He was the No. 1 NFL prospect on the college radar, guaranteed a $25 million contract as soon as he reached the NFL Draft. And he planned to reach it soon.In that cover issue of ESPN: The Magazine, Clarett declared that he believed himself fit to enter the upcoming NFL Draft, so he began to take on the NFL rule designating that a player be three years removed from high school. Most NFL and legal mumbo-jumbo-ers said he would win. He would get picked first, and he was good as gold.Today, Clarett, courtesy of some bad luck, terrible decisions and quite possibly history’s worst case of an overactive sense of entitlement, is not fighting off tacklers, agents or investors at all, but instead fighting to stay out of prison and keep his day-to-day freedom.You can call Clarett a lot of things. Greedy, selfish, hasty, ill-informed … and they are all accurate to some degree.But what seems to be the tragic flaw of the former hero-in-the-making wasn’t really what he said or what he did, but to whom he listened. Somewhere along the line, Clarett was told that he was great — so great that he was deserving of the likes of Bo Jackson, Herschel Walker and O.J. Simpson. So great that just like Tony Montana, the world was his. And that sense of entitlement that Clarett has carried with him has led him to, figuratively, a very similar end.Clarett was illegally given a car by a dealership and had it stolen. He told police there was $10,000 worth of stuff in the car (there wasn’t) and filed a false police report. The NCAA declared him ineligible for the year, and Clarett reacted by declaring for the NFL Draft, challenging the rule.Those who told Clarett he would win were wrong. Clarett lost and lost hard. Ohio State disowned him, the NFL couldn’t take him and he was stuck in limbo, where he stayed until finally being drafted by the Denver Broncos this past summer, two years after playing his last game. By that point, Clarett was out of shape and off the scope of most of the same GMs who had drooled over him earlier.Bronco veterans said that Clarett came with an unrivaled air of arrogance for a third-round pick who was slow (by NFL standards) and had a lot to learn (by everybody’s standards). He was cut before they had time to give him a number and has since fallen off the map.That is, until last week, when he attempted to rob two people at gunpoint in an alley behind a bar. I suppose he thought he was just collecting on the money those people should have been paying to watch him play.And who told Clarett that he was this prodigy, a star that transcended 60 years of collegiate-NFL history and tradition? Us. You, me, the media — all of us. In the highlight-reel-driven world that sports has evolved into, Clarett was the king of the 23-second recap and the guy for whom Dan Patrick and Stuart Scott would save their best one-liners. Clarett was hyped up as being the most NFL-ready freshman in the history of the sport. The truth? He never was NFL ready, then or now. But you know what they say: “Don’t buy into the hype.” Clarett bought into it.Maurice Clarett had it all. Now it looks like he has little more than time — time to sit and think about a promise and a check that will never come.Dave is a senior double majoring in English and journalism. Thoughts, comments, or questions regarding the 1994 Miami Dolphins can be directed to [email protected]last_img read more