DEREK AMAYA, For Tech Talk
The city of Ruston can enjoy alcohol all weekend after the City Council voted to lift a ban that allows restaurants to serve alcohol on Sunday.
In a 3-2 vote, the ban was lifted to help economic development within city limits, supporters said.
Those in favor of the ordinance believe it will increase Ruston’s economy and bring a change of atmosphere to restaurants.
Opponents of the ordinance believe some local businesses only support the ordinance because it will put more money in restaurant owners’ pockets.
However, they say this benefit is minimized when compared to the potential increase in crime.
Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said the council believes this ordinance could enhance economic development in the community, growth in local businesses and provide citizens with broader choices of restaurants on Sundays. Continue reading Liquor permitted to be sold on Sunday
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By NAOMI ALLISON for Tech Talk
With more than 11.2 million illegal immigrants residing in the U.S. and 65,000 undocumented students graduating from high school each year, passionate discussions have erupted among various organizations both for and against the California Dream Act.
The controversial law (AB 131), which Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Saturday afternoon, will become effective starting Jan. 3, 2013, and create educational opportunities for undocumented
students who are on a path to citizenship by enabling them to apply for and receive state aid.
According to the California Department of Finance, the bill will impact an estimated 2,500 students. They will be eligible to receive Cal grants totaling $14.5 million, a hefty $5,800 per student.
In a nutshell, this means only 1 percent of all Cal Grant funds, which total $1.4 billion, will be affected by the legislative package. Continue reading Tech Talk:Dream Act a nightmare for some