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HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




Comrade Bookchin
1. The Self-Determination Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Danube.

NAY

2. The Right to Know Act, submitted by Member Arthur Subtallier.

AYE

3. The Police Reform Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

AYE

4. Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act, by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

AYE.

5. The Healer Amnesty Act, submitted by Minister of Health Dr. Xavier Dubois.

NAY

6. The Budget Bill for March 3062, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.

AYE

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The Lord of Hats
Aug 22, 2010



sniper4625 posted:

The Revolution we all strove for, of course. Fealty to the people, to honest policing and the rule of law. Surely we can all agree on that?

Certainly. But in the future, I would ask that you err on the side of precision over rhetorical flourishes in your proposals. My vote is an AYE.

unwantedplatypus
Sep 6, 2012

THUNDERDOME LOSER

1. The Self-Determination Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Danube.

Nay
2. The Right to Know Act, submitted by Member Arthur Subtallier.
AYe
3. The Police Reform Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Security Radek.
Aye
4. Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act, by Minister of Interior Security Radek.
Aye
5. The Healer Amnesty Act, submitted by Minister of Health Dr. Xavier Dubois.
Nay
6. The Budget Bill for March 3062, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.
Aye

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


Comrade Radek

As always, I look to our gracious Prime Minister.

1. The Self-Determination Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Danube.

NAY

2. The Right to Know Act, submitted by Member Arthur Subtallier.

AYE

3. The Police Reform Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

AYE

4. Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act, by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

AYE.

5. The Healer Amnesty Act, submitted by Minister of Health Dr. Xavier Dubois.

NAY

6. The Budget Bill for March 3062, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.

AYE

Shogeton
Apr 26, 2007

"Little by little the old world crumbled, and not once did the king imagine that some of the pieces might fall on him"

1. The Self-Determination Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Danube.

AYE: It is perhaps a bit superfluous, but in some things, it is perhaps better to be explicit in democracy than implicit.

2. The Right to Know Act, submitted by Member Arthur Subtallier.

AYE

3. The Police Reform Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

AYE

4. Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act, by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

AYE.

5. The Healer Amnesty Act, submitted by Minister of Health Dr. Xavier Dubois.

AYE

6. The Budget Bill for March 3062, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.

AYE

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?



The KNK votes as follows on the current proposals

1. The Self-Determination Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Danube.

KNK votes NAY; we haven’t sorted out the nuance of governing here in the Capital, and yet we want to change of model of government for all Sirta already?

2. The Right to Know Act, submitted by Member Arthur Subtallier.

KNK votes AYE; transparency and responsibility to the people can only be good for our Country.

3. The Police Reform Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

KNK votes NAY and condemns this Act in the strongest possible terms; the KNK will never agree to empowering armed revolutionaries to positions of legitimate power within the current government. Their loyalties will always be to their rebellion leaders, and not to the governing body. Beyond that, the competing structure between the New Sirtan Police and Militia Union will only cause harm to the populace.

4. Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act, by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

KNK votes NAY; the KNK has already expressed our views on the SIRTRAK Act.

5. The Healer Amnesty Act, submitted by Minister of Health Dr. Xavier Dubois.

KNK votes AYE; we need medical professionals, now more than ever.

6. The Budget Bill for March 3062, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.

KNK votes NAY; the KNK does not have confidence in the current Prime Minister.

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


What competition? The rural areas continue their successful model of policing, with new accountability and a sense of purpose. The urban areas are swept clean, that a new and uncorrupted flower of justice be allowed to bloom. Cooperation, trust, accountability shall be our watch words.

That you would vote No on such a matter of vital importance, to say nothing of your more deliberate attempt to topple the government entire, is quite a shame. Surely you can't have an interest in seeing organized crime continue to flourish?

Godlovesus
Oct 16, 2015

Ask me about continually throwing myself at the enemy and losing every single time in EU4 Multiplayer.

1. The Self-Determination Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Danube.
2. The Right to Know Act, submitted by Member Arthur Subtallier.
3. The Police Reform Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Security Radek.
4. Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act, by Minister of Interior Security Radek.
5. The Healer Amnesty Act, submitted by Minister of Health Dr. Xavier Dubois.
6. The Budget Bill for March 3062, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.

ReSeAu, with the duties and responsibilities vested upon me as Member of Parliament hereby casts votes accordingly, without any attempt to sway or bind my party to my decision.

1. Abstain, I believe the time is too soon and further time is needed to see how the current institutions recover prior to deciding, though I feel the intent is admirable
2. Nay. This vote is cast not against the idea of transparency of privacy, but that the bill is all encompassing and wholly inflexible in application with regards to access to information should be provided. I believe that a bill must be written out more carefully at this time prior to being voted on.
3. Abstain. Police reform is an admirable goal. I simply feel at this time the political undertones of the bill present the optics of partiality.
4. Yes.
5. Abstain. I am currently unsure as to the purpose of this act or whether it constitutes redundancy. As such, I cannot vote for this act at this time.
6. Yes

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

Arthur Subtallier and the Unity Coalition
1. The Self-Determination Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Danube.

AYE. A reasonable correction.

2. The Right to Know Act, submitted by Member Arthur Subtallier.

AYE. The right of the individual to their own data should never be impugned.

3. The Police Reform Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

AYE. A bold but necessary step in favour of the people.

4. Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act, by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

AYE. Again, a reasonable correction.

5. The Healer Amnesty Act, submitted by Minister of Health Dr. Xavier Dubois.

AYE, but I consider this to be a Matter of Conscience, and the Unity Coalition members should follow their own wills on this. I see the need of the people for healthcare and the need of the people for justice and equal treatment. I grudgingly come down on the side of that which does the most good to the most people going forward, but the crimes for which Amnesty has been granted should be known first and foremost.

6. The Budget Bill for March 3062, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.

AYE. This first hurdle has been cleared, let's see where we stand next month.

mcclay
Jul 8, 2013

Oh dear oh gosh oh darn


Soiled Meat

1. The Self-Determination Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Danube.

NAY

2. The Right to Know Act, submitted by Member Arthur Subtallier.

AYE

3. The Police Reform Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

AYE

4. Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act, by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

AYE.

5. The Healer Amnesty Act, submitted by Minister of Health Dr. Xavier Dubois.

NAY

6. The Budget Bill for March 3062, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.

AYE

Nothingtoseehere
Nov 11, 2010



Freedom and Stability party
1. The Self-Determination Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Danube.

AYE This mitigates the previous local governments act Terribleness

2. The Right to Know Act, submitted by Member Arthur Subtallier.

AYE Freedom of information is one of many freedoms we stand for

3. The Police Reform Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

NAY I am disturbed by the "Revolutionary language" clause if it's just about obeying the people and rule of law, why not say so? This kind of ambiguous language disturbs me.

4. Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act, by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

AYE. Increasing parliamentary scrutiny over this bad idea is good

5. The Healer Amnesty Act, submitted by Minister of Health Dr. Xavier Dubois.

AYE We need doctors, of course

6. The Budget Bill for March 3062, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.

AYE I can live with this budget: increase in enforcement of taxes is good.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Sirtan Budgetary Office Bill Cost Estimates (February 3062):

Self-Determination Act – Carrying out a nationwide referendum is going to incur costs similar to that of the December Parliamentary Election – about 4.5 million in bulk.

Right to Know Act – The task of processing information requests could be given to existing employees, though hiring a new employee for each Ministry and agency specifically to handle this task may be preferable. In either case, the costs are negligible.

Police Reform Act – The creation of several entirely new organizational structures, as well as active recruitment and vetting on a large scale will likely carry significant costs. From a cursory study conducted by our office, the transition will cost somewhere between 12 to 15 million NSC. On the positive side, due to the reliance on SDF soldiers to maintain order during the transition period, the Ministry of Internal Security won’t need to pay the salaries of many of the dismissed police officers, freeing up a significant sum that can be used to pay for the transition.

Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – No additional expenses are necessary.

Healer Amnesty Act – This is merely a modification to existing punitive law. It has no budgetary dimensions.

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


It is regrettable that you allow an already addressed stylistic point to get in the way of doing what is right and necessary to protect the people. Thankfully I believe that our colleagues will not share your mistake.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


February 3062 Parliament Votes:

The voting phase is over. Remember that, in the narrative, these votes were separate and took place over the duration of the month, rather than all at once.

Proposals under consideration:

1. The Self-Determination Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Danube.
2. The Right to Know Act, submitted by Member Arthur Subtallier.
3. The Police Reform Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Security Radek.
4. Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act, by Minister of Interior Security Radek.
5. The Healer Amnesty Act, submitted by Minister of Health Dr. Xavier Dubois.
6. The Budget Bill for March 3062, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.

Party Breakdown:

* SRLF:
## Self-Determination Act – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 18
## Right to Know Act – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Police Reform Act – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 3
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 18
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* Dawn:
## Self-Determination Act – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Right to Know Act – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Police Reform Act – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* UCS:
## Self-Determination Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Right to Know Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 3
## Police Reform Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support 6, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support 0, Abstain 6, Oppose 0
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support 6, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* FDG:
## Self-Determination Act – Support 6, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Right to Know Act – Support 6, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Police Reform Act – Support 6, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support 6, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 3
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support 6, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* DAL:
## Self-Determination Act – Support 0, Abstain 6, Oppose 0
## Right to Know Act – Support 6, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Police Reform Act – Support 6, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support 6, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 6
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support 6, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* FSP:
## Self-Determination Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Right to Know Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Police Reform Act – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 3
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* Unity Coalition:
## Self-Determination Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Right to Know Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Police Reform Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* KNK:
## Self-Determination Act – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 3
## Right to Know Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Police Reform Act – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 3
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 3
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 3

* The Community:
## Self-Determination Act – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 3
## Right to Know Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Police Reform Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 3
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* VM:
## Self-Determination Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Right to Know Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Police Reform Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0


Guardian Council Appointments:

* Vera Albright:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Thomas Gill:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support
## Healer Amnesty Act – Oppose
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Frank Probst:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support
## Healer Amnesty Act – Abstain
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Lucia Caldera:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Sander Hansen:
## Self-Determination Act – Abstain
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Abstain
## Healer Amnesty Act – Oppose
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Lisa Wyatt:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support
## Healer Amnesty Act – Abstain
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* William Viner:
## Self-Determination Act – Abstain
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Abstain
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Roger Rockwell:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support
## Healer Amnesty Act – Abstain
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Janet Oliphant:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support
## Healer Amnesty Act – Abstain
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Silvia Collins:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support
## Healer Amnesty Act – Abstain
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Rachel Hoffman:
## Self-Determination Act – Abstain
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Abstain
## Healer Amnesty Act – Oppose
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Paul Thiede:
## Self-Determination Act – Abstain
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Abstain
## Healer Amnesty Act – Oppose
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Abstain

* Della Jalbert:
## Self-Determination Act – Abstain
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Abstain
## Healer Amnesty Act – Abstain
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Sofia Juhl:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support
## Healer Amnesty Act – Abstain
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Jade Ross:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support
## Healer Amnesty Act – Abstain
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support


Citizen Seats:

* Rutherford T. Vanderbush:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support
## Healer Amnesty Act – Oppose
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Jessica Ramsey:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Abstain
## Healer Amnesty Act – Abstain
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Susanne Brandt:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Abstain
## Healer Amnesty Act – Abstain
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support

* Autumn Black:
## Self-Determination Act – Abstain
## Right to Know Act – Abstain
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Abstain
## Healer Amnesty Act – Abstain
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Abstain

* Grace Wright:
## Self-Determination Act – Support
## Right to Know Act – Support
## Police Reform Act – Support
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support
## Healer Amnesty Act – Abstain
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support


Overall:

## Self-Determination Act – Support 38, Abstain 18, Oppose 24
## Right to Know Act – Support 73, Abstain 4, Oppose 3
## Police Reform Act – Support 68, Abstain 6, Oppose 6
## Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act – Support 66, Abstain 11, Oppose 3
## Healer Amnesty Act – Support 21, Abstain 24, Oppose 35
## Budget Bill for March 3062 – Support 72, Abstain 5, Oppose 3

Outcome:

The government’s proposed budget for March 3062 was approved.

In addition, the following bills were passed into law:

* Self-Determination Act
* Right to Know Act
* Police Reform Act
* Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act

Several things need to happen now that there is an approved budget:

* The Prime Minister and Minister of Justice must present their selections for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in accordance with the Truth and Reconciliation Act and Parliament needs to vote on them.

* The Minister of Infrastructure must present their selections for the SIRTRAK advisory board in accordance with the Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act and Parliament needs to vote on them.

* The Defence Objectives Committee must decide the nature of the SDF’s policing during the transitional period required by the Police Reform Act.

* The Minister of Interior must create the Care and Shelter Agency in accordance with the Care and Shelter act and decide its’ budget for the next month (at least).

* In general, all Ministers must take any and all actions they are required to by all laws, within the timeframe established for those actions in the relevant laws (if a timeframe wasn’t given, they must act “as soon as reasonably possible”). Failure to do so is considered illegal and may be grounds for the relevant Minister’s dismissal by the Constitutional Court.

This month will be over on Sunday – the 17th of December – at 12:30 UTC. You don’t have to do every single one of the above points by that time, but be aware that any actions taken afterwards will take place in the next month in-narrative (March 3062), so consult any relevant laws and decide when you want to do what.

Also, Ministers may now manage their Ministry’s budget on a monthly basis, as long as there is an approved budget for the entire government.

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HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




Comrade Bookchin - Ministry of Education

I have worked around and adjusted my ministry's annual budget to account for what's been required by the SISTER Act:



The noted change is obviously the construction of a CEC in a soon to be determined location. I have adjusted the budgeting accordingly with some of the grants and the closure of a defunct University - temporary adjustments until funding for our ministry can be increased to levels it previously had.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

WE ARE SMART

Ministry of Interior Budget, March 3062
Total funding: 33 Million (+3 Million)

Administrative Costs & Salaries: 4 Million (No change)
Citizen Records: 3.5 Million (No change)
Passes and Documents: 7.5 Million (No change)
Social Welfare:
-Unemployment Allowance: 6.05 Million (+1.05 Million)
-Disability Insurance: 2 Million (No change)
-Food and Essentials Rationing: 4.5 Million (No change)
-Child Care: 5 Million (+1.5 Million)
-Care and Shelter: 0.45 Million (New, +0.45 Million)

From: Danube, Minister of Interior
To: Director of Citizen Records, Ministry of Interior
Subject: Census Delay
I'm sorry to say, we don't have the funding to begin the census. The government is operating on a shoestring budget and the priority of the governing coalition is alleviating the unemployment problem and providing basic services for citizens, and people can't eat census records. I expect the Citizen Records Department to continue normal operations until further notice. As for the mandated deadline for the census, we will be legislatively extending it soon.


From: Danube, Minister of Interior
To: Director of Social Welfare, Ministry of Interior
Subject: New Directives
Care and Shelter
In addition to the actual concrete help it provides, the Care and Shelter Agency is an extremely symbolically important government body. As one of the first new initiatives of the new government, it is imperative for the sake of public confidence in our governance that this program is a success, which is why I've allocated it the upper bound of the estimated cost. In order to get operations going as quickly as possible, have the staff start on assets in the Sard area, then in Opal, and after that at the Agency's discretion. For each area of operations, set up an SCN interface to allow homeless or nearly-homeless people to register for the program, and use targeted advertising to make sure the appropriate populations see it. Have them register as single persons or families, and get the size of the families. This'll give us an idea of the housing needs of the local population. Then, have the Agency pull the floorplans of every building on the Seized Assets List in the area of operations and, for sufficiently large buildings, divide them into "living units" of varying sizes, designed for different size families and single occupants, such that the proportion of living units of a particular size in an area are roughly proportional to the demand for that size in the initial wave of applications, with a slight preference placed on family units, as I would place a priority on helping families. Make sure that every living unit has reasonable access to bathroom facilities. Then, I want health and safety inspections conducted on every property in the seized assets list in the area, make sure they're up to code, make sure they have proper plumbing and electricity, etc. Any property needing repairs shall be held off the program until repairs can be made. Then, the living units can be furnished, and then we can start processing applicants. I expect the first citizens to be served by the Care and Shelter program to receive their housing in the first week of April at the latest.
Child Care
The situation in Child Care concerns me greatly. I'm allocating significantly increased funding for the Child Care Agency, particularly to relieve the staffing issues. In March, I want a report from the head of the Child Care Agency, breaking down the form that child care takes (orphanages, foster care, etc), the living conditions of the children, detailing the problems faced by agents in providing adequate care, and determining to what extent this increased funding is helping the situation.

Pakled fucked around with this message at Dec 16, 2017 around 02:53

The Lord of Hats
Aug 22, 2010





And now, we get to the matter of our government's first diplomatic missions. Firstly, I would like to state that I am going to maintain the current spending for the Ministry, although there will, obviously, be a substantial reshuffling of personnel. We can't very well rely on Greene's diplomats to do our work. With that stated, I would like to proceed as follows:

To the Republic of New Frontier, I would like to send a full delegation, and more than that, I would like them to be accompanied by a team of trade officers from the Finance Ministry, with the authority to register and create import licenses to Sirta, and to discuss the possibility of foreign investment and settlement credits. The RNF is, almost unavoidably, going to be our primary trading partner, and it is imperative that we get trade flowing once again. In addition to the trade mission, and the simple re-opening of our embassy, I would like for this delegation to be our foothold for making inquiries to the Outer Alliance as a whole--for starters, I would like to request that the OA send an envoy to Sirta directly, and I would also like to express our potential interest in membership, and explore any possibility of financial aid. Furthermore, while I understand this may be... distasteful to many in our government, but Apex Industries does have a solid foothold in the RNF, and while we obviously are not nearly so influential in the RNF's affairs as our local business partners, such as Titan Technologies International, the fact that we are an established business presence does carry some weight in the RNF. With the SLRF's blessing, I would like to suggest that our delegation reach out to Janus, head of Apex's RNF operations. He is, I should disclose, an AMR of me from some years back. While he's not part of the Ministry, I believe he would be fully willing to put his business connections to work for the good of Sirta.

The Unitary State of Saguenay will receive a similar delegation as the RNF, although a somewhat smaller one at this time, for a number of reasons. Firstly, we will already be reaching out to the Outer Alliance via the RNF, and there's no need to muddy the waters by conducting the same inquiries twoce. Furthermore, while the USS will undoubtedly be a significant trading partner in the future, I do not think we are presently in a position where we need to start heavily focusing on our shipbuilding industry. Trade will be discussed, as a matter of course, and because I would send a Finance representative here as well, but this is longer-term. In the shorter term, I believe the USS would be rather sympathetic to our current situation and to some extent the ideology of our leading party, and as such it is here that I would most like to discuss the possibility of foreign aid. There would be a price to pay, in the end, but I have hopes that they could be accommodating.

The Kingdom of Hesperides is another nation that Apex has dealt with in the past, in some capacity, although I would not say that presents nearly the same advantage that it does in the RNF. For this delegation, in addition to the diplomats from my own ministry and the Finance representatives, I would also like to recruit some industry experts from Sirta's biotechnology industry to . The Hesperides were some of our most prominent investors, and while the Greene administration saw fit to let that rot like it did everything else, I think that with the proper pitch, we can show them that we are positioning ourselves to re-establish our prominence in the research world. Where other missions are aimed to deal with our governmental money shortages, here I would aim to get our industry the cash infusion that it so badly needs right now.

Finally, the SRECC... they pose... something of a challenge. This will, unfortunately, have to be a minimal delegation, in part for budget reasons, but also because I can't make any guarantees as to what diplomatic presence, if any, they will allow us to have. The fact is, our purpose here is largely to inform them of the changes of Sirta's government, express our interest in re-establishing trade and pursuing investment, and hope for the best. I understand that that might not be the most satisfying or reassuring thing to hear from your Minister of Foreign Affairs, but the simple fact is that this is the best we can do with the SRECC.

Unless there are any objections or additions, this is the plan.

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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?








Comrade Luxemburg

PM Appointments
TRC MEMBERS:
- Comrade Hill, SRLF
- Lenore Hughes, Dawn
- Jessica Ramsey, Citizen
- Masamba Ife, SRLF
A young public defender at the start of Vallstein's rise to power, Ife was quick to oppose the budding dictator. During the turbulent early days of the regime, Ife avoided many attempts at his arrest, eventually forsaking public protests after an especially close call. This didn't end his activities however, as he co-founded the Topaz Circle, a small revolutionary cell that waged a campaign of sabotage against the new government. The Circle was eventually betrayed by Internal Security infiltrators, however, and Ife was arrested for conspiring to overthrow the state and sentenced to life imprisonment. Released in the wake of the Revolution after 27 years as a political prisoner, Ife is dedicated to seeing justice done for previous crimes, especially abuses suffered in the prison system.

SIRTRAK BOARD:
- Comrade Luxemburg, Minister of Infrastructure
- Comrade Radek, Minister of Internal Security and author of the SIRTRAK Act
- Comrade Kropotkin, Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure
- ReSeAu Gen, Minister of Finance
- Moana Kawehi, Citizen
A lifelong rail engineer, Kawehi initially entered the rail sector as part of an apprenticeship program, and took to the work naturally. After spending two years as a journeyman maintenance engineer, Kawehi was nearly fired for attempting to form a railworkers' union in response to managerial disdain for maintenance and safety standards. Although this black mark prevented Kawehi from ever rising above a middle management position at her local maintenance depot, she is a skilled administrator who has a distinct sympathy for her workers and over 15 years of direct hands-on experience with the current rail system (and its many, many failures).




E: I'd also like to request a report on the Ministry of Infrastructure's budget and operations

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Crazycryodude posted:


TRC MEMBERS:
- Lenore Hughes, Dawn

Shortly after the Prime Minister announced the Truth and Reconciliation Commission nominations, Lenore Hughes goes up to speak in front of Parliament:

"I was as surprised as anyone else to hear my name among the Prime Minister's selections for the Commission. I strongly urge the Prime Minister to reconsider. I am not remotely qualified to administer justice, in any way. Furthermore, the position will reduce the time I have for the one way I feel I can help the still living victims - making our society a better place for its' most vulnerable members. Instead, I ask the Prime Minister to nominate Marta Kayembe of the New Sirtan Bar Association, who, I think, is much more qualified for the position."

Nothingtoseehere
Nov 11, 2010



As Leader of the Opposition, I would like to put at question or two to the Minister of the Interior: What is the market value of the properties being repurposed by the Care and Shelter Commission? For that value, how many lower-quality properties could be acquired by the Commission for it's use instead?

There's no denying the fact that the properties seized from Greene's lackeys are more luxuries than the standard residence: While I don't question the Ministers aims at aiding the homeless, I wonder if the insistence on the ironic justice of housing them in the properties of the former regime is getting in the way of helping as many citizens of Sirta as possible.

HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




From: Bookchin, Minister of Education
To: Director of Public Education, Ministry of Education
Subject: First CEC Placement

Director,

I am pleased to announce we have our funding to begin construction of our first of many CECs across our country. They will be a bridge for many Sirtans to cross that entitles them to become citizens well versed in occupational and civic education. I entrust to you the decision to place the center at an optimum location where such skills are desperately needed - although I am aware of Opals desperate need for attention.

While it may be some time before we can place any new centers with the crunch on funding, I would like for you as Director to look at the vocational facilities currently running in Topaz and Amber and to see what funding would be needed to convert these existing facilities to become CECs.

-Bookchin

From: Bookchin, Minister of Education
To: Director of Academic Institutions, Ministry of Education
Subject: State University of Sirta

Director,

I am sorry for having to effectively mothball the only higher education institution in Opal, but the exploitation of the previous administration left us with little to no choice for the time being. This does present us with an opportunity to rebrand the building without the taint that marked it's founding by Vallstein and neglect by Greene. I note that none of our universities have any focus on medical professions or research. We are also in a dire need for trained medical professionals all around Sirta. I would like back from you by this month preliminary report and what funding is necessary to convert the State University of Sirta to a Medical University of Sirta.

-Bookchin

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Constitutional Court Appointments (February 3062):

These are the new Justices of the Constitutional Court, as decided by the Judicial Appointments Committee:

Meeting transcript will be made available at the start of March 3062.

* Clark Lawrence (41) – Criminal defence attorney and former CLF member.

* Kropotkin (Magnusth) – A notorious former CLF member and organizer. Current SRLF member.

* Marta Kayembe (67) – Former judge during the Vallstein administration, convicted on false charges. Author of The Wilderness.

* Peter Bronstein (43) – Worked both as a prosecutor and as a pro-bono defence attorney.

* Rachel Gales (27) – Has a first degree in Criminal Law from Sard University. Former CLF assassin and executioner.

* Chloe Wafer (58) – Senior professor of Law at Sard University.

* Anne Blue (38) – Former public defender. Legal researcher at the Better Law for a Better Society foundation.


Chief Justice[1] – Chloe Wafer


[1]: Selected by the Chief Justice of the now defunct Transitional Constitutional Court, Councilor Minerva.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

WE ARE SMART

nothing to seehere posted:

As Leader of the Opposition, I would like to put at question or two to the Minister of the Interior: What is the market value of the properties being repurposed by the Care and Shelter Commission? For that value, how many lower-quality properties could be acquired by the Commission for it's use instead?

There's no denying the fact that the properties seized from Greene's lackeys are more luxuries than the standard residence: While I don't question the Ministers aims at aiding the homeless, I wonder if the insistence on the ironic justice of housing them in the properties of the former regime is getting in the way of helping as many citizens of Sirta as possible.

Before answering this question, I should note that very little property has been sold in the last few years thanks to the current depression, and these values are, as a result, highly speculative. The total value of all residential properties managed by the Care and Shelter Agency is 45 Million NSC, with a median value of 70,000 NSC. As for how many lower-quality properties could be acquired for that price, it's highly variable, depending on location and just how "lower-quality" the properties are. For instance, a single-family home intended for median-income people in Sard costs approximately 14,000 NSC, so we could buy over 3200 such homes with that value. Meanwhile, a 100-apartment building in Opal intended for rent by people of 20th-percentile income costs about 16,000 NSC, so we could buy over 2800 such apartment buildings. A single-family home in any given rural area intended for people of 20th percentile income costs about 6250 NSC, so we could buy 7200 such homes.

So, yes, the Care and Shelter Agency could house many more people if it divested itself of its expensive properties, however, in this economy, nobody is buying expensive properties. These properties would sit on the market for years, being of no use to anybody in the meantime. The need for this program is urgent, and its beneficiaries can't wait for the economy to get better first.

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security


Comrades!

We embark today upon a new chapter of Sirtan history, and we must prove ourselves worthy to the task. The days ahead will be long and hard, but the goal - a just and secure society - will surely be worth it. I look forward to working with you all to make it so.

Immediate Directives
  • Begin immediate recruitment for the newly formed bodies.
  • Do a town hall listening/morale boosting tour to get to know my new employees
  • Begin sourcing quotes for materiel for the varying departments

Jazerus
May 24, 2011

I'm from another time, another world. I don't even know what you people eat for lunch.



HiHo ChiRho posted:

Comrade Bookchin - Ministry of Education

I have worked around and adjusted my ministry's annual budget to account for what's been required by the SISTER Act:



The noted change is obviously the construction of a CEC in a soon to be determined location. I have adjusted the budgeting accordingly with some of the grants and the closure of a defunct University - temporary adjustments until funding for our ministry can be increased to levels it previously had.

i see that the new government is intending to continue the brain-drain industry-friendly research policy of the vallstein regime by deeply underfunding public research, leading graduates to pursue positions in industry or off-world

we sirtan scientists will just have to be content twiddling our thumbs without modern equipment or sufficient staff, moldering away in university basements while other worlds laugh at our backward ways

unwantedplatypus
Sep 6, 2012

THUNDERDOME LOSER

The Community will staunchly oppose any and all attempts to open up diplomatic relationships with the Kingdom of Hesperides. Is there monarchy not unlike our very own Greene or Vallstein? Will our trade not enrich the coffers of oppressors? Immortal rule by immortal lords, processors running hot scheming of ways to extract wealth and labor from its citizens, and turn them into obedient automatons?

And what of the "Republic" of the New Frontier? Theirs is nothing but a husk of a Democracy run by corporations and gerontocrats. Do we want our wealth and intelligence to go towards propping up that regime?

We are wary of the Unitary State of Saguenay and the SRECC, but will reserve further judgement until we know more about those nations.

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security


Comrade, please know that entirely share your concerns about certain of our neighbors, and should conditions be ideal I would be the first to institute a strict litmus test for who we choose to enrich with our business.

However, unfortunately, times are not ideal, and while I have not made much study of our neighbors, with my attention on more terrestrial concerns, I believe that for now we should allow our dear Foreign Minister to attempt his business as best he can. Should he prove unfruitful, or should Comrade Luxemburg indicate otherwise surely we can revisit the matter, but each duly appointed official of government deserves the chance to pursue their portfolio to the utmost of their talents and abilities.

Shogeton
Apr 26, 2007

"Little by little the old world crumbled, and not once did the king imagine that some of the pieces might fall on him"

Dr. Xavier Dubois
Minister of Health


To all the fine people that work hard to keep the Sirtans healthy. I thank you for all the care you have put in during these difficult years. Both to those who took care of the resistance, and to those who looked after those who remained under Greene's authority. Some of the latter might suffer scorn, but know that I share none of that, even though we were on opposite sides. Would Sirta be better off if all the doctors would have joined the rebel sides? Certainly, the victory would have come sooner, but the population in the cities would have suffered immensely. We are all doctors, nurses, healers. And we should know better than most, that wounds must not be allowed to fester.

On to the matters we face. It is no secret. We wish there were more of us. Some died. Many left. Few were trained these last years. The cities and the rural areas both are yearning for more doctors, but there is no place that I can remove doctors without causing immense suffering. For now, I intend to leave most doctors where they are. A city doctor and a rural doctor have both experience in their area, and to move them is to waste that experience.

We do have new funds. I'd like to spend these as such.

A third of the additional funds will go towards a Vaccination program for the rural areas. With our lack of resources and workforce, anything that can prevent disease is a blessing.
A third of the additional funds will go towards a vaccination program for the cities: As above, I want to make sure that we're catching up to any delay there.
Another third I would like to go to a review of the patients in our mental institutes. Some political prisoners are freed, but not all of them were so visibly imprisoned for 'treason' Some of them were instead falsely diagnosed and locked up as madmen. I would not wish to be the minister of health who unknowingly continued to work as Greene's warden.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?







AFancyQuestionMark posted:

Shortly after the Prime Minister announced the Truth and Reconciliation Commission nominations, Lenore Hughes goes up to speak in front of Parliament:

"I was as surprised as anyone else to hear my name among the Prime Minister's selections for the Commission. I strongly urge the Prime Minister to reconsider. I am not remotely qualified to administer justice, in any way. Furthermore, the position will reduce the time I have for the one way I feel I can help the still living victims - making our society a better place for its' most vulnerable members. Instead, I ask the Prime Minister to nominate Marta Kayembe of the New Sirtan Bar Association, who, I think, is much more qualified for the position."

Well Ms Hughes, while I'm disappointed you won't be joining the TRC, I fully understand your concerns and nominate Marta Kayembe in your stead.

HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




Jazerus posted:

i see that the new government is intending to continue the brain-drain industry-friendly research policy of the vallstein regime by deeply underfunding public research, leading graduates to pursue positions in industry or off-world

we sirtan scientists will just have to be content twiddling our thumbs without modern equipment or sufficient staff, moldering away in university basements while other worlds laugh at our backward ways

Comrade Bookchin

Our Ministry only reduced funding to one particular field of research, regarding Societal Modeling. It was adjusted when we learned that we could scale down the funding and still receive results in research for a field that was receiving nearly 6 times the research funding as the cheapest funded one.

This changing in funding is solely due to our Ministry's severe lack of funding across the board for grants, public and higher educational facilities. I am less a Minister in this case and more of a Triage Nurse, focusing on whats needed most for the citizens of Sirta to survive and function in the short term. I assure you that once we receive funding at nominal levels we will ensure that research grants get the proper funding they deserve, but the people need to work, and to work they need practical knowledge first.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


HiHo ChiRho posted:

I would like back from you by this month preliminary report and what funding is necessary to convert the State University of Sirta to a Medical University of Sirta.

-Bookchin

Minister, such a conversion will essentially amount to the establishment of a new university with an entirely different focus. Due to the severe shortage of qualified medical personnel in our country, as well as the harsh living conditions in Opal which led to the decline of the State University in the first place, we aren't certain that something like this could even be accomplished at this time. Even if it could, it would require an immense upfront investment of at least 13 million NSC and a further 2.5 million NSC per month. Again, even if you supply the funds, such a project's chances of success are low.

Sirtan Budgetary Office

Godlovesus
Oct 16, 2015

Ask me about continually throwing myself at the enemy and losing every single time in EU4 Multiplayer.

Members of Parliament and Employees of the Ministry,

Please see submitted budget allocation for the month of March 3062 as outlined in accepted budget and taking into account Finance Ministerial Directive I




Please note some changes have been made to reflect the shifting priorities of the Minister. The Minister believes no further amendments to this allocation will be forthcoming at the current time, barring drastic events.

The Minister will be shortly submit further directives with regards to the proposals of the Foreign Minister, The SIRTRAK ACT and Bill F-1.

Any questions can be directed and answered by the Minister.

Thank you,

Regards,

ReSeAu
Minister of Finance

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


February is now over. Any actions taken from this point onward will take place sometime in March 3062.

The next drafting phase begins now and ends on Tuesday - the 19th of December - at 15:00 UTC.


Remember that this budget only covers one month, so you'll need to submit and pass another one if you want to keep Parliament's confidence.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Expected Government Income and Expenses for March 3062:

All amounts listed are in millions of New Sirtan Credits.

Income Breakdown: Entries are listed in the “income source – income amount – algorithmically estimated loss from tax evasion and other relevant forms of crime” format.

Meaning that, in a crime free world, you would have both of them combined.

Sources that are one-time only (aren’t replenished on a monthly basis) are marked with square brackets.

* Income tax, bottom bracket – 77 – 13

* Income tax, lower middle bracket – 85 – 13

* Income tax, upper middle bracket – 95 – 6

* Income tax, top bracket – 120 – at least 120

* Sales tax – 57 – 27

* Personal Vehicle Tax – 13 – 12

* Legal Addictive Substances Tax – 0.3 – 2.9

* Corporate Tax – 90 – too many factors for remotely accurate estimation, but at least 50

* Foreign Aid – 10 – 0.5

* Trade Tariffs – 13 – 9

* [Outstanding Tax Payments – 27 – at least 80, likely much more]

* [Government Bond Purchases – 23 – 0]

* [Remaining From Previous Month – 42 – 0]

* Other Sources – 1.5 – 0.7

Overall Income: 653.8

Expenses: As provided for in the approved budget.

* Prime Minister’s Office – 6

* Ministry of Justice – 65

* Ministry of Defence – 68

* Ministry of Internal Security – 68

* Ministry of Foreign Affairs – 21

* Ministry of Interior – 33

* Ministry of Finance – 57

* Ministry of Education – 65

* Ministry of Infrastructure – 81

* Ministry of Health – 65

* Office of the Attorney General – 4

* Sirtan Budgetary Office – 1.2

* Regular Court System – 17

* Truth and Reconciliation Commission - 3

* Parliament – 10

* Guardian Council – 9

* Other Expenses – 2

Overall Expenses: 575.2

Remaining: 78.6

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Truth and Reconciliation Commission Nominations:

Prime Minister:

- Minister of Defence Hill, SRLF member

- Marta Kayembe, President of the New Sirtan Bar Association, Constitutional Court Justice

- Jessica Ramsey, Citizen Seat holder

- Masamba Ife, SRLF member

Minister of Justice:

- Rachel Hoffman, Retired CLF commander, survivor of the 24th of March massacre, Guardian Council Appointment to Parliament.

- Bruce Kaufman, Retired CLF commander.

- Mila Newell, Former CLF member, frequently worked under current CLF First Commander Sara Lindt.


SIRTRAK Board Nominations

- Minister of Infrastructure Luxemburg

- Minister of Internal Security Radek, author of the SIRTRAK Act

- Kropotkin, Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure, Constitutional Court Justice

- Minister of Finance ReSeAu Gen

- Moana Kawehi, Long-time railway worker


All of these nominations must be confirmed by Parliament. For each nominee, every MP can vote to either Confirm, Reject or Abstain with Abstain being the default. A simple majority in favor of Confirmation is sufficient to appoint someone to their post. You can vote on the nominees until the end of the drafting phase.

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


Aye to all.

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

Aye to All, no obvious conflicts of interest.

HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




Aye to all

mcclay
Jul 8, 2013

Oh dear oh gosh oh darn


Soiled Meat

Aye to all

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unwantedplatypus
Sep 6, 2012

THUNDERDOME LOSER

aye to all

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