Thank You James Reilly and Brooksite GP

We would like to  thank James Reilly of Brooksite GP, who tells us,

We want to announce a new promotion for small businesses/start-ups, an accounting & tax service package for $195 per month, first month free. The service is designed around cloud-based accounting applications and the expertise of our seasoned accountants, to deliver a cost-efficient, accounting service alternative for business owners.

Roses for Rosies Huge Success

Dodge City — The Roses for Rosies Ceremony held in Dodge City on February 1, 2019, was hugely successful. Ceremony Organizer Paula Sellens expected to honor thirty-five Rosies and her total was 130. Sellens expected perhaps fifty people to attend the ceremony and over 100 were present. The Table of Honor was very popular. The table featured pictures, newspaper articles, magazine articles, personal stories, Rosie memorabilia, and a proclamation from Governor Laura Kelly.

National Auxiliary President Kathy Dungan and National Auxiliary Leadership Committee Chairman Trish Ward participated in the ceremony. A living Rosie, Virginia Ball, attended. “Some people drove hundreds of miles to attend,” Sellens said. “Each of these people received a rose from President Dungan to honor their Rosie. This ceremony will help ensure that their memories and legacies live on.”

Energy Transfer Announces Mariner East 2 Pipeline Is in Service

Mariner East 2 Pipeline Is Now Transporting Natural Gas Liquids from Eastern Ohio to the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex

DALLAS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET) announced that effective today its Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids (NGLs) pipeline is in service, available for both interstate and intrastate service. The 350-mile NGL pipeline transports domestically produced ethane, propane and butane east from processing plants in Ohio across West Virginia and Pennsylvania to Energy Transfer’s Marcus Hook Industrial Complex in Delaware County, PA, where the NGLs are stored for distribution to local, domestic and waterborne markets.
Mariner East 2 is part of Energy Transfer’s Mariner East system of pipelines designed to provide much-needed NGL takeaway capacity for the Marcellus and Utica Shale production areas in Eastern Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. The Mariner East 2X pipeline, which parallels Mariner East 2, is expected to be in service in late 2019. The Mariner East system will provide both operational flexibility and enhanced security of NGL supply from producing areas to key markets in the region and beyond.

According to a 2015 economic impact study by EConsult Solutions, the total impact from the construction of the Mariner East pipelines is estimated to be more than $9.1 billion in Pennsylvania alone. When complete, the projects will have provided more than 9,500 construction jobs per year for six years, with associated earnings totaling more than $2.7 billion.

About the Partnerships

Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET) owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States, with a strategic footprint in all of the major domestic production basins. ET is a publicly traded limited partnership with core operations that include complementary natural gas midstream, intrastate and interstate transportation and storage assets; crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL) and refined product transportation and terminalling assets; NGL fractionation; and various acquisition and marketing assets. ET, through its ownership of Energy Transfer Operating, L.P., also owns Lake Charles LNG Company, as well as the general partner interests, the incentive distribution rights and 28.5 million common units of Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN), and the general partner interests and 39.7 million common units of USA Compression Partners, LP(NYSE: USAC). For more information, visit the Energy Transfer website at www.energytransfer.com.

Energy Transfer Operating, L.P. owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States. Strategically positioned in all of the major U.S. production basins, its core operations include complementary natural gas midstream, intrastate and interstate transportation and storage assets; crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL) and refined product transportation and terminalling assets; NGL fractionation; and various acquisition and marketing assets. Energy Transfer Operating, L.P.’s general partner is owned by Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET). For more information, visit the Energy Transfer website at www.energytransfer.com.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Kevin Surbaugh is an independent sales representative of Youngevity (YGYI) and is a shareholder in the publicly traded company.
He also has positions in Coca-Cola (KO), Berkshire-Hathaway (BRK.B); (BRK.A), and WalMart (WMT), but has no positions in any other stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 96 hours.

— go ahead share your thoughts with me now, my ears are open. I’m always eager to hear what you think.

 

Hawver: Parliamentary Break Dancing

Martin Hawver
Martin Hawver

Time was when, with a little parliamentary break dancing, 63 votes ran the 125-member Kansas House of Representatives.  Something about a “majority of a quorum,” and more broadly majority rule.

Well, not sure that works anymore, this majority rule business that you explain to your kids.

The House this year passed a rule that requires 70 votes to pull a bill out of a committee to the House floor for possible debate. Oh, and it takes another70 votes to override leadership of the chamber to set the bill for debate and eventually a final action vote that either passes the bill to the Senate or kills it.

Used to take a simple majority of 63 to get a bill on the calendar for debate, and then 63 again to pass it. It now takes 70 votes to get to the point where 63 passes a bill.

Now, if it’s a bill that is popular, or politically advantageous, there’s generally no problem to have hearings in a committee which can consider, possibly amend, and then forward the measure to the full House. Majority rule isn’t a big deal when a bill is either popular or relatively inconsequential in the operation of the state.

Another distinctive license plate for members of a group or club that members pay a premium for? As long as it isn’t a flashy distinctive license plate for parolees, or maybe actuaries, there’s generally no real problem.

But say…that members of the House have a bill that would–let’s just use as an example–expand Medicaid in the state to about 150,000 relatively low-income Kansans. The governor likes it, the folks running the House generally don’t.

That bill is in a House committee, and its future isn’t very solid, and it just might take an extraordinary action to pull the bill out of committee and forward it to the calendar and to a floor debate and vote.

Of course, there are some reasons that just pulling a bill out of committee complicates the mechanics of the House, getting the debate calendar updated, giving members of the House a chance to familiarize themselves with the issue and maybe to draw up amendments to it that they might want. Getting ready for, a debate even on a relatively simple bill can be time-consuming, and that’s why it might not look like it from the street, but legislating isn’t simple.

Now, we’re not going to hear much about that rule until it gets to an issue like debating Medicaid expansion. So far much of the discussion of the new House has been focused on making sure everyone with Internet access can scan through committee minutes to see who actually thought up a bill and who introduced it and how everyone on the committee voted on its amendments and passed the bill out of committee. It’s that transparency stuff that few folks have the time or maybe bandwidth to spend their time on.

Once a bill gets to the floor of either House or Senate, the votes are widely made public.  But it’s that in-committee stuff that has drawn a lot of attention while the decision to hold or pass a bill out of committee is still largely that of the chair. The chairman can just not ask for a vote to pass a bill to the full House, or if things don’t look good from the chair’s viewpoint, can adjourn the meeting with just a rap of the gavel.

This might be a year that rules determine what happens to major legislation.

By Martin Hawver

Syndicated by Hawver News Company LLC of Topeka; Martin Hawver is publisher of Hawver’s Capitol Report—to learn more about this nonpartisan statewide political news service, visit the website at www.hawvernews.com

Shamrock has Begun Demolition at 95th & Metcalf

Crews have spent the last couple of months clearing out the inside of the building in preparation for demolition, including removing and recycling wiring, metal framework and lightbulbs. Whenever appropriate, Shamrock used services like LampTracker, which helped us dispose of the fluorescent lights in an environmentally-safe manner. With the demolition now officially underway, Greg Bair Track Hoe Service, Inc. is preparing the iconic steeples for safe removal and donation to the Johnson County Museum.

“We appreciate the historical significance of this property and want to help preserve a part of that nostalgia for the community,”

says Tom Sullivan, COO, and spokesperson for Shamrock.

The steeples will be removed and transported tomorrow morning, February 2, 2019. Demolition of the remaining buildings is expected to take approximately two months to complete.

Formerly known as the French Market, Shamrock purchased the property in July 2018 to become an extension of its existing corporate headquarters across the street, at 9300 Metcalf Avenue. With the expansion comes the promise of 1,000 jobs in the next three to five years.

 

Disclaimer: Kevin Surbaugh is an independent sales representative of Youngevity (YGYI) and is a shareholder in the publicly traded company.
He also has positions in Coca-Cola (KO), Berkshire-Hathaway (BRK.B); (BRK.A), and WalMart (WMT), but has no positions in any other stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 96 hours.

 

 

Business: Liberty Tax De-listed and Other NASDAQ News of the Week

Liberty Tax is Delisted

NEW YORK — (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Nasdaq Stock Market announced today that it will delist the common stock Class A of Liberty Tax, Inc.  Liberty Tax, Inc.’s stock was suspended on August 02, 2018 and has not traded on Nasdaq since that time.

New Fortress Rings the Bell

NEW YORK — (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New Fortress Energy LLC (Nasdaq: NFE), an integrated gas-to-power company, rang the Nasdaq MarketSite bell in Times Square in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO) on The Nasdaq Stock Market.

Pepsi To Ring The NASDAQ Bell

NEW YORK — PepsiCo (Nasdaq: PEP), one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, will ring the Nasdaq Closing Bell remotely from Atlanta to celebrate Super Bowl LIII and the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show.

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Kevin Surbaugh is an independent sales representative of Youngevity (YGYI) and is a shareholder in the publicly traded company.
He also has positions in Coca-Cola (KO), Berkshire-Hathaway (BRK.B); (BRK.A), and WalMart (WMT), but has no positions in any other stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 96 hours.

— go ahead share your thoughts with me now, my ears are open. I’m always eager to hear what you think.