Posts belonging to Category 'Legislation'

Council wrangles with funds for museum

Three Tiffin City Council members said they favor helping to fund the American Civil War Museum of Ohio but disagree on using Community Development Block Grant money to do so.
During a meeting of the Tiffin Law and Community Planning Committee Tuesday evening, council members Lori Ritzler and Steve Lepard said they supported donating funds to [...]

Miss. Confederate History Month ignores slavery

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour drew criticism for proclaiming April as Confederate Heritage Month without mentioning slavery, the second governor this month to come under fire for the omission.
Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, who is black, said Monday that people need to learn about the “abhorrent, violent, depraved actions of slavery.”

Former Gov. Offered Confederate Month Solution

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proclamation recognizing April as Confederate History Month reopened wounds over that state’s Civil War history.
Initially, the proclamation omitted any mention of slavery, as McDonnell said he wanted to focus on the issues that are the most significant to the state.

Residents object to proposed Manassas Museum budget cuts

“Rich in Historic Interest” is the phrase stamped on the City of Manassas seal. So why, Manassas resident Ann Harrover Thomas asked, have city officials proposed deep cuts to the Manassas Museum System as they try to balance the budget?

Harrover Thomas was one of three residents to speak during Monday’s public hearing on the city’s [...]

Civil War re-enactors react to Paterson’s plan to close state parks

For Tim Bills, being a Civil War re-enactor is a huge part of his life. He’s been doing it now for 15 years.
“It’s very important to kind of keep the memory alive so that people understand the sacrifice that the soldiers went through,” Bills said.
Same goes for Zach Bennett. He grew up taking part in [...]

Rally planned to protest park closures

A rally is planned in Albany to protest the likely closings and cuts at New York’s State Parks and Historic Sites.
One of those people who will be attending Wednesday’s protest is Naj Wikoff of Lake Placid. He’s concerned about the potential closing of the John Brown State Historic Site.

Senate approves funds for VNMP

The Vicksburg National Military Park could have an extra $90,000 available this year to spruce up monuments and tablets if a bill that passed the state Senate Tuesday wins approval in the House.
In a bill submitted by Sen. Briggs Hopson III, R-Vicksburg, the money left from a $250,000 appropriation by the state in 1995 to [...]

County supports tree idea for U.S. 15

The Culpeper County Board of Supervisors will lend its support to a Civil War legacy project along U.S. 15.
By a vote of 5-2, the board agreed Tuesday to support a resolution led by Journey Through Hallowed Ground that would plant about 620,000 trees along a historic stretch of the road — which runs from Gettysburg, [...]

2005 cannon controversy spurs proposed ordinance

Following a controversy over missing cannons on Monument Square a few years back, a city committee has proposed an ordinance to protect city-owned historical property.
In the summer of 2005, city department officials had two Civil War cannons in Monument Square moved as a part of a redesign of the Downtown square. But later it was [...]

Webb Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Preservation of Petersburg National Battlefield

A longtime advocate for Civil War battlefield preservation, U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) introduced Tuesday the “Petersburg National Boundary Modification Act,” to protect an additional 7,200 acres of historic battlefields. The expansion would make the Petersburg National Battlefield the largest military park in the United States.
The legislation would give the National Park Service (NPS) authority [...]