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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris met the family of a Wisconsin man shot by police last month to kick off her Labor Day visit to a critical swing state, while President Donald Trump assailed the Democratic ticket and tried to put the halting economic recovery under the best light.
Harris gathered with Jacob Blake’s father, two sisters and members of his legal team at the airport in Milwaukee while Blake’s mother and attorney Ben Crump joined by phone. Blake joined the conversation by phone from his hospital bed, and Harris told him she was proud of him for how he was working through his pain, his attorneys said in a statement. Harris also spoke individually to each member of the family and discussed Biden’s police reform agenda, they said.
Joe Biden met with the family last week in Milwaukee before visiting Kenosha, the city where police
Illinois voters will decide whether the state will move to a progressive income tax model from a flat tax this November, and the advertising blitz is underway.
The group “Vote Yes for Fairness” and AARP have produced ads supporting the proposed constitutional amendment. One ad claims 97 percent of Illinoisans will pay the same or less in taxes, while people making above $250,000 will pay more. Another ad said a yes vote will raise taxes on the top 3 percent, generate almost $3 billion a year and protect your retirement income.
Kevin Semlow, director of state legislation with the Illinois Farm Bureau, said $3 billion is unrealistic.
“That is a very high number from what was originally discussed,” Semlow said. “What we have seen with the downturn of the economy, and the ability for individuals to prepare for this tax structure if it is approved by the voters, I
Sen. Kamala Harris’ formidable fundraising machine is kicking into high gear now that she is on the ticket with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Since Biden named her as his running mate, Harris’ associates in the business world have been getting calls from new donors, according to people familiar with direct knowledge of the matter. The Harris allies have also been organizing virtual fundraisers with the campaign, according to the people, who declined to be named as these efforts have yet to be made public.
“I am beyond thrilled,” said one of Harris’ longtime fundraisers on Sunday. “I was not ready to be on calls and working 18 hours a day.” This person added that Harris will be featured on her own without Biden in several upcoming fundraisers.
Harris has built strong relationships with business leaders from Wall Street to Hollywood throughout her political career, including when she ran against
AutoZone, Inc. announced plans Friday to hire more than 20,000 employees nationwide in an effort to meet “growing demands of its retail and commercial customers.”
The company is seeking employees to fill roles including delivery drivers, parts sales managers as well as full and part-time sales associates at its more than 5,800 stores throughout the country.
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“We are fortunate to be in a position to create so many rewarding jobs and career opportunities, especially in this current environment,” CEO of AutoZone Bill Rhodes said.
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The company said there are opportunities at stores in all 50 states in addition to