DCS Making Connections With Instagram

first_imgDCS Making Connections With InstagramSeptember 13, 2018  By James PolstonTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS— While in times of trouble, the Indiana Department of Child Services has launched an Instagram account aiming to share the daily lives of agency employees, stakeholders, and partners, as well as the children and families helped by the agency.“DCS touches real families and real communities in every corner of our state,” Director Terry Stigdon said in a news release. “Each person has an important story to tell, and I think it’s crucial that we capture and share their unique and oftentimes poignant snapshots.” As of the middle of Tuesday afternoon, the newly-created account had 88 followers and three posts, including one with a statement from the general manager of the Indianapolis Colts, Chris Ballard.“Every kid needs a chance in life. Don’t ever let anybody tell you can’t do what you want to do. Sometimes, all it takes is for somebody to inspire you in some way,” Ballard wrote.The other two posts include a statement from Stigdon and from a former DCS collaborative care case manager who adopted a boy after he was placed in her care.“The bottom line is DCS is here to help Hoosier children and families,” Stigdon posted. “I’ve witnessed firsthand the incredible dedication and compassion are more than 4,000 employees bring to this hard work on a daily basis.”The former DCS employee wrote about her experience:“My son was placed with me when he was 10 months old. I chose to be his mom simply because he needed one, and I was able to do that. It’s by far the best decision I have ever made. Some people say things like ‘He’s so lucky to have you’ and make comments about my decision to adopt. In reality, my son saved me. I don’t know where I would be today if I never held that little boy.”These DCS posts can be found @voicesofdcs on Instagram.FOOTNOTE: James Polston is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Metsger urges ‘blanket’ PAL exemption from payday rule

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NCUA Board Chairman Rick Metsger on Wednesday called on CFPB to give credit unions a “blanket exemption for payday alternative loans,” or PALs, in its payday lending rule. NAFCU has been advocating this exemption due to provisions in the rule that would increase the regulatory burden on credit unions.“NAFCU appreciates Chairman Rick Metsger and Board Member J. Mark McWatters’ support of credit unions and their responsible lending practices, and we thank Chairman Metsger for reaching out to CFPB to avoid regulation that would surely hamstring credit unions’ efforts to lend,” said NAFCU Director of Regulatory Affairs Alexander Monterrubio. “Credit unions cannot be expected to offer their members the same excellent products and services while also facing inconsistent regulation from multiple regulators. CFPB must provide an explicit exemption for credit unions in the final rule in order to avoid punishing good actors along with bad.”In June, CFPB proposed a 1,300-page payday lending proposal that included a partial carve-out for PALs but did not completely exempt credit unions. In a letter from Metsger, NCUA urged the bureau to go further.“We respectfully request the Bureau exempt FCUs completely from its final rule for loans made under and consistent with NCUA’s PALs regulation,” Metsger wrote. “While the proposed rule included a conditional exemption for PALs compliant loans, it would nevertheless increase compliance burdens for credit unions and potentially divest NCUA of the flexibility to adjust its rule as it sees fit to reflect the unique characteristics of credit unions.” continue reading »last_img read more

Professor Vaughn James advises Dominicans to learn the history of harmful tax competition

first_img Sharing is caring! Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary Professor Vaughn James advises Dominicans to learn the history of harmful tax competition by: – August 8, 2011 27 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Share In photo: Professor Vaughn James. Photo credit: northeasterncommunication.orgAt the opening ceremony of the International Taxation in the Caribbean Context Course yesterday, Professor Vaughn James advised Dominicans to learn the history of harmful tax competition.Professor James who is the facilitator of this five day course organized by the Department of Continuing Education of the Dominica State College, in explaining four reasons why the course is relevant to Dominica and Dominicans, informed participants tax breaks have been used by several countries as a means to attract investors.“Countries have been using tax competition to attract investors; countries give various tax breaks and tax incentives to various companies. ‘Come set up in my country and we will give you a tax break’. During the 1990’s tax competition got very fierce, several countries began to offer zero tax or low tax on income and these policies led to what we call the flight of capital from the more developed countries to the so called third world. So investors were leaving Europe and flocking to the Caribbean, to the Pacific and to African countries,” he said.“Those big countries didn’t like that, so they called what we were doing harmful tax competition and said since it’s harmful here’s what we’ll do; we will blacklist you put you on this name and shame list until you change your policies and bow to us. And on this list of thirty-five blacklisted countries, there were sixteen countries in the Caribbean and the OECD; that’s who led the charge, the OECD did not change their policy until all the countries had bowed down and said yes we shall change, we shall toe the line,” Professor James explained.Professor James noted that while this is very unfair, it is our responsibility to learn the history of harmful tax competition, in an effort to prepare ourselves in the event this re-occurs.“I say that is not fair and we as a people have to learn the history of this harmful tax competition controversy and prepare ourselves so that the next time they try it we can stand up to them and say no way hosay, c’est pas con sa [In English, “it’s not like that”], we want our share of the economic pie that we have around the globe.”The International Taxation In The Caribbean Context Course which began yesterday afternoon will continue through this week.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more