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Other cities are grappling with the same questions, making it hard to determine just how much city and state tax revenue will be generated by the measure. The Department of Finance estimates that recreational marijuana could produce $ 1 billion annually in California alone. Getting the community's blessing will also take time.
  • More Michigan women are smoking during pregnancy, Kids Count report says

    More Michigan women are smoking during pregnancy, Kids Count report says

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    Call Ingham County Health Department for help. Tell them you support public health programs such as the Michigan Tobacco Quitline (1-800-QUIT NOW). She wants the state to help out more. Babies whose mother smoked are more likely to be born too early or too small. Research shows that smoking in pregnancy is associated with increased risk of babies being born with congenital heart defects or developing problems in childhood such as asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • California Votes To Legalize Marijuana

    California Votes To Legalize Marijuana

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    In California , under Proposition 64, there were still stipulations driving and using the drug, in the same way as alcohol. Supporters had already declared themselves the winners and had predicted home cultivation of marijuana would be legal by around Christmas.
  • Retail sales surge in October

    Retail sales surge in October

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    The volume of retail sales in the United Kingdom jumped by 7.4% year-on-year in October, its highest rate of growth since April 2002, according to official figures . With interest rates remaining low, and the Chancellor set to ease the planned fiscal squeeze considerably at next week's Autumn Statement, Paul Hollingsworth, a United Kingdom economist at Capital Economics, said he does not think that spending growth is on the cusp of a dramatic slowdown.
  • House GOP says Trump wants spending bill through March

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    The full 435-member House will cast votes for speaker when the new Congress convenes in January. He was facing a challenge from Rep. Roger Williams of Texas. Speaker Paul Ryan promises that President-elect Donald Trump and a unified Republican Congress will mean that "a better way, better days lie ahead for our country".
  • Black Eyed Peas Taboo talks about his cancer battle

    Black Eyed Peas Taboo talks about his cancer battle

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    The hip hop artist was diagnosed in 2014. He continued: "The very next day I went into surgery to have the "mother ship" removed. I was racing against the clock". But my fight had just begun. And the rapper wants to keep fighting to inspire others fighting cancer - he has teamed up with organisers at the American Cancer Society for a campaign called The Fight, releasing a new track, called Fight, which he wrote during his health battle.
  • US House Republicans keep Paul Ryan as Speaker

    US House Republicans keep Paul Ryan as Speaker

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    While victory was the GOP unifier, Democrats were verging on disarray. Tim Ryan said Thursday he will challenge Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House minority leader, shaking up the Democratic leadership race after the party's electoral shellacking.
  • Trump handover is a symbol of democracy, Obama tells Greece

    Trump handover is a symbol of democracy, Obama tells Greece

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    Delivering a speech in Athens during his final foreign tour as President of the United States of America, before he vacates The White House to make way for his successor Mr Trump , he said "our future will be okay". He says that's as long as people retain faith in democracy and don't waver from democratic principles. He is expected to give a speech Wednesday after touring the Acropolis, the complex of monuments known as the " cradle of democracy ".
  • Ads target Morristown Medical Center use of live dogs

    Ads target Morristown Medical Center use of live dogs

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    NewJerseyDeservesBetter.org." There are also two NJ Transit train platform ads with a similar message at the Morristown station. A spokesperson for the hospital, however, said Tuesday that "There is no medical training with animals conducted at Morristown Medical Center".
  • EPA approve parts of Washington clean-water plan

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    Chemical companies could soon have added flexibility to utilize certain compounds under evaluation by environmental regulators. How exactly a philosophy major is in a position to tell people to keep "banging away on the science " is a question for the cosmos, I suppose.