Lawmakers, who are furious with the Speaker’s action, have been holding closed door discussions to plan his removal. Over the weekend, more than 22 of them gathered in the Port City of Buchanan to begin making their move – the kind that will involve massive political maneuvering and bickering. This is expected to be a long haul and probably a redux of past incidents that also saw the removal of two very influential House Speakers – Edwin Snowe and Alex Tyler. News 

Liberian legislators selling themselves to George Weah Approves Budget, Receive $17K Each

    The purpose of the US$17k given to each lawmaker is yet to be explained but according to sources in the legislature, it is part of inducement or agreement reached between them and Executive branch of government to waive six months of arrears owed them in petroleum coupon. When asked what the purpose of the US$17 was? One of the lawmakers who refused to speak to this paper on record said; “wait until you are a lawmaker then you will know why we are being given the check.” Over the weekend, President George M.…

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Liberian lawmakers must include citizens during budget passage.

          By Nhinson Williams Congressional budgets and appropriations have impact on job creation and job security as well as consumer and employers’ confidence so states’ labor market information of…fices and bureaus have significant interests.National budgets also impact so many things, including various programs that support families and communities, workforce training and more.In addition, the Maryland Career Development Association brings together workforce development professionals in the state as well as career counselors in various academic institutions . Congress has managed to pass a stop gap budget to keep the government open and…

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President Sirleaf Signs Liberian budget

    Liberian Listener Staff Report President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has signed the 2013/14 National Budget of US$581 million. Presidential spokesman, Jerolinmek Piah, in an interview with the New Dawn said Monday in Monrovia the Liberian capital. The Liberian Legislature and President Sirleaf were unable to reach a consensus on the document, thereby delaying the passage and signing of the budget on time, according to sources. President Sirleaf signed the budget when she returned from the south eastern region, in Grand Gedeh County, after a meeting with Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara.…

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