The first English Parliament with elected representatives called by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester during the rule of King Henry III, convened in the gallery at Westminster on 20 January 1265. Gavin and Wyatt engage in a spirited debate in the Parliament chambers as John participates in a vigorous search in the radio library. There is no need for argument during radio show and you are invited to gather and tune in to Crosscurrents, 1/20 at 8 am.
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- "Her focus on education, her focus on examining our city budget at a really deep level, not just a broad stroke policy level, but getting into the line items – I think that’s a really valuable for assembly members to go after the budget work," said Deputy Mayor Jesse Kiehl.
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