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Michigan State still evaluating forward options with Joey Hauser’s status in limbo

“In the meantime, Hauser has been practicing with the scout team and playing against the rest of the candidates for the Spartans’ power forward spot” writes Mlive Com for mlive.com. EAST LANSING — By now, Tom Izzo had hoped to know the answers to two key questions regarding his open forward spot in Michigan State’s starting lineup. Source: mlive.com

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UW’s Jaden McDaniels, WSU CJ Elleby chosen to preseason watch list

“Washington freshman Jaden McDaniels and Washington State sophomore CJ Elleby are two of 20 players named to the watch list for the 2020 Julius Erving Award” writes Seattle Times Staff for seattletimes.com. McDaniels and Elleby are among four Pac-12 players on the watch list, including Arizona’s Josh Green and Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle.The watch list will be pared to 10 players in mid-February and five finalist in March.McDaniels, a 6-9 forward, is a five-star recruiting prospect and 2019 McDonald’s All-American who his projected as a top-10 pick in next year’s…

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Britain’s Johnson asks France’s Macron to ‘push forward’ on Brexit

“LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson urged French President Emanuel Macron to “push forward” to secure a Brexit deal and told him the EU should not be lured into the mistaken belief that the UK would stay in the bloc after Oct.31, the British prime minister’s office said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Both sides are positioning themselves to avoid blame for a delay or a disorderly no-deal Brexit.It could leave with a deal or without one – or not leave at all. Source: 95kqds.com

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ASK IRA: Is Derrick Jones Jr. about to make a power play?

“To this stage, I have overlooked Derrick Jones Jr. being part of the mix at power forward” writes Ira Winderman for sun-sentinel.com. I just keep looking at that lithe build and wonder how that physique could hold up to minutes against true power forwards.Then again, how many true power forwards remain?. If Derrick does wind up in the rotation at power forward, it could leave Johnson and odd man out in the mix.Personally, I could more envision Justise Winslow at power forward, which would leave spots in the starting lineup…

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Liberals and conservatives embraced tax sharing in the Twin Cities: Cleveland 2030, A Way Forward

“But since then, tax sharing has been leveling the fiscal playing field in seven counties that include Minneapolis and St” writes Cleveland Com for cleveland.com. And tax sharing still enjoys bipartisan support nearly a half century later.Four years later, the legislature passed the tax-sharing plan, formally known as the Charles R. Weaver Metropolitan Revenue Distribution Act.And the “unique dimension” of the tax plan, which called for pooling of the tax base, rather than tax revenue, provided a more conservative approach to sharing the wealth.Other factors also helped lead Minnesota’s foray…

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Tax sharing in Minnesota means sharing tax base: Cleveland 2030, A Way Forward

“That information is then fed into the formula that calculates an areawide tax rate to apply to the pooled areawide tax base” writes Cleveland Com for cleveland.com. Counties, school districts and special taxing districts rely on the same tax-base sharing process to collect their property tax revenues.The complicated part involves pooling a portion of the tax base from each of 180 cities and townships in a seven-county region, and then reapportioning that tax base in the pool according to the needs of each community.This areawide rate and each city’s local…

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Uber says drivers aren’t core to its business after California bill moves forward

“AB5 has attracted staunch opposition from gig economy companies, as it could upend their traditional business model of hiring inexpensive contractors” writes Annie Palmer Is for nbcnews.com. California lawmakers passed a landmark bill on Wednesday that threatens to reshape how companies like Uber and Lyft do business. Source: nbcnews.com

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