[nfbmi-talk] what mcb paid ag 4th quarter 11

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Sun Feb 12 20:11:19 CST 2012


Yup one hand paying the other hand to continually violate our rights. Notice 
in the FOIA releases from last Fiscal year to myself and Marcus the third 
quarter and the first quarter expenses for legal services from the A.G.'s 
office alone were never identified.

We the blind of Michigan lost hundreds of thousands in direct services due 
to your case and baloney of paying for the AG to defend Cannon against his 
discriminatory actions in the first place for crying out loud. including 
match. And don't get me wrong here for I don't blame the victim, you 
Christine, not at all. Your case was righteous period. But who started  the 
action in the first place with your illegal firing and not to mention the 
continued violations of clent rights to the mgun safety course in the first 
place?? Oh Pat Cannon, and his state wags, hacks and neer do wells who cover 
his ass with our monies as demonstrated again here.

The story is clear and who suffered? Blind folks in Michigan have suffered.

But bottom line is something is clear here. The likes of Cannon and he's not 
the only one in this state violate civil and human rights of the blind over 
and over again. Then they compound the insanity by going to the AG to back 
them up while the average PWD or blind person has to fight with no tools or 
resources at his or her disposal taking on the entire weight of the 
federally funded state apparatchek in a sort of guerrilla warfare with 
toothpicks as weapons against a metaphorical nuclear arsenal all funded 
ultimately by the taxpayer.

What a bloody racket this is. It's like a fire fighter being an arsonist to 
keep his job going and then depending upon the resources of the state to aid 
his defense once caught. And then we hire the AG to defend the arsenist with 
the very same taxpayer dollars dedicated for the people and then say to the 
people, "Oiops the funds are gone and you can't get fire services anymore."


Meanwhile Cannon keeps setting fires and then goes to Cancun or wherever 
while our proverbial Rome burns while he uses taxpayers funds, dedicated in 
the first place for our Rehabilitation and round and round this merry go 
round goes.

Wow am I nuts or what?

Or does this insanity have to end with lawsuits on multiple fronts and with 
remedy for all of those who have been screwed?

By the way I could not comment yesterday, but did listen to most of the NFB 
Board meeting and thank you all for making it accessible.

I heard your resignation Chris. I was deeply touched. I really was.

You are not now and never have been the enemy in my mind. I honor your 
decision and take it with so much and many sincere grains of salt and with 
many mixed emotions as you know.

I frankly as stated in private and now in public wished you didn't resign 
from the board. I mean that. But I also understand and really respect your 
decision. I really do.

I will continue to call them as I see them as you always know. I will always 
endeavor to adjudge someone acting in public capacity from one who acts in 
the specific and general interest of the class, in this case being folks who 
just happen to be blind here in this State of Michigan. You know that.

I will continue to have this or that quibble with you over this or that 
specific issue,, and visa versa for sure.

That is the nature of things and is as it should be.

But, I wish to say this as an end to this rant:

"Your interest in the betterment and the progress of people who are blind is 
without issue. Not only has your heart been in the right place over decades 
but so has been your demonstrable actions.

I would not have expended so much time, effort, angst and so forther over 
the past few years on your behalf if I didn't believe that in my gut and my 
heart.

I feel these things for all who are abused by the system large and small.

You happen to be "high profile" and not to mitigate the insults against 
yourself which were most substantial in fact and deed we are in a state 
where all, especially the most vulnerable are being abused daily.

Oh my I'm rambling once again...It is difficult to express fully my anguish 
at the constant insults against folks like yourself and the average everyday 
"blink" who increasingly gets blued, screwed and tattooed by this corrupted 
state.

I'm simply reminded as we revisit all the plethora of commorations about 
Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech that he also said, "An 
injustice to one is an injustice to everyone."

Hang with us to the best of your abilities Christine, and that goes for all 
on this list and elsewhere!

Noon's struggle is too big or too small for the Federation of the Blind to 
take on in my mind.

But this general squandering of resources over and over again of desperate 
funds needed for rehabilitation services from BEP to ILL to basic travel to 
transition over legal issues that have long ago been settled in law and 
equity drive me crazy.

Again no blame upon you. I don't blame messengers or victims of grossly 
illegal, sometimes even criminal and always discriminatory activity for this 
crap anymore than I would blame a woman for being raped because of some 
dodge like maybe her skirt was too high or some othervictim focus issue..


No abuse is abuse. Discrimination is discrimination. The pattern and 
practice has been defined for more than a decade. Right is right and wrong 
is wrong.

The right has been documented. The wrongs are documented. The practioners of 
right are identified. The perpetrators of wrong have been identified.


It is a time for suing, mass actions and any other means of seeking simple 
justice for us in these cases and for all of us and for, most importantly 
those who come after us..

When I a rank volunteer amateur for example sit down with some blind kids 
and their mother and here the school district doesn't even know what an IPE 
is or what transition services are, even peripherally I've got to wonder eh?

When I still as a 59 year old adult who is blind cannot get draft minutes 
and other information via simple e-mail in a timely manner what the hell 
does this say about blatent discrimination at the first instance?

It goes on and on and again won't get resolved until heads roll (not yours 
Chris...I'm not saying that at all), and when the perpretrators are fined, 
otherwise penalized and for illegal actions actually thrown into jail.

I know these sound like strong words but where did MLK and others eventually 
get some sort of justice?

It wasn't just in courts including Brown v. Board of Topeka or subsequent 
cases. It was only when the force of federal bayonets in the hands of 
federal troops supported federally derived civil rights including the case 
of James Meredith's right to attend Missippi that things started to change. 
And again change is not static. It must and rights must be fought for over 
and over again.

If we in the NFB would go back to our basic civil rights roots, peel back 
the onion so to speak, and go beyond Maurer, and Jernigan and then lodge 
ourselves in the profound actions and the movement and the rights declared 
and fought for by our founnder Jacobus Tenbrooek then all would know the 
historical context I talk about now.

Peace with Justice,

Joe







----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christine Boone" <christine_boone at comcast.net>
To: "NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List" <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2012 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] what mcb paid ag 4th quarter 11


over $57 thousand for the last quarter of 2011. This could have pulled down 
or matched $200 thousand.

On Feb 12, 2012, at 10:31 AM, joe harcz Comcast wrote:

> DEPARTMENT-OF
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> ATTORNEY GENERAL
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> October 12, 2011
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> To         Shirley Callahan
> Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
> Flnance Division .
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> FROm: Beth Ball
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> Department of Attorney General
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>          Office of Fiscal Management
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> RE: 4th Quarter 2011 Billing - Commisslon for the Blind (Handwritten 
> 37010/11315/8140)
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> IAB NO. 11-02520-4
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> This serves as a request for relmbursement of legal servlces and related 
> travel
> expenditures for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011. These services 
> were provided by Michele Lemmon, Emily McDonough, and Thomas Warren. The 
> total charges for this period are $22,952.63.
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> Please process a GQ transaction for these charges using Agency 111, AY 11,
> Transaction code 962, Index 02520,and Agency object code 6897.
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> If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 335-724.
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> (Handwritten notes:  Approved by Elsie Duell verbally to Kevin C. 
> 10-25-11.  Posted with a check mark, 10/21 Elsie Duell, 10/17 – Judy 
> Wallace then with a cross through, Constance Zanger with a cross through)
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> DAFR7840 111 NLL9 56 13   13        0(ORG) 3(PRG)  (  )  (  )  (  )  (  ) 
> (  )  RUN DATE 10/08/11 R*STARS
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> CYCLE: 10/07/11 20:09 8547 CFY:  12    CFM: 01    LCY: 10  LCM: 11  FICHE 
> 111 11
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> 1300      TIME: 04:21:26
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> 111 ATTORNEY GENERAL (111)
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> APPROPRIATION ACTIVITY SUMMARY
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> PERCENT OF YEAR ELAPSED:  100%    REPORT PERIOD= ADJUSTMENT = 11 PROD V
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> Page 118
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> APPROPRIATION YEAR   11
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> APPROPRIATION NUMBER  01040   ATTORNEY GENERAL OPERATIONS
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> PROG CODE 03    2520   COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND-FEDERAL (DELEG)
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> Adjusted                                Cash-Revenue/ 
> Encumbrances/
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> OBJ        OBJ        TITLE 
> Budget                   Expenditures                        Accruals 
> Pre-Encumbrances END REM                 BUDGET BAL
>
>                3010       Reg Hours 1st Shift – Class employe 
> .00                          48,772.41                              .00 
> .00                                          48,772.41-
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>                3245       Longevity-Annaul & Anniv Date-CL EM 
> .00                              216.31                               .00 
> .00                                             216.31-
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>                3250       Terminal Longevity-Retirement-Class 
> .00                               44.80                 .00 
> .00                                               44.80-
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>                3260       Annual Leave Used-Classified Employ          .00 
> 2,153.49                              .00                          .00 
> 2,153.49-
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>                3264       Banked Leave Used – Classified Empl         .00 
> 3.45                  .00                          .00 
> 3.45-
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>                3265       Sick Leave Used – Classified Empl 
> .00                            1,517.45                              .00 
> .00                                                  1,517.45-
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>                3280       School Leave Use- Classified Employe         .00 
> 44.52                 .00                          .00 
> 44.52-
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>                3289       Retroactive Pay Adjustment-Class Em 
> .00                               40.20                 .00 
> .00                                               40.20-
>
>                3290       Term AL, Comp & 81 DEF - Class Empl        .00 
> 1,739.49-                             .00                          .00 
> 1,739.49
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>                3310       Term SL – not EO 5 yr pmt – Class E 
> .00                            1,739.49                              .00 
> .00                                            1,739.49-
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>                3345       Soc Sec Tax-Not Early out 5yr or LT .00 
> 3,052.69                              .00                          .00 
> 3,052.69-
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>                3355       Medicare Tax-Not Early Out 5 yr or L 
> .00                              716.63                               .00 
> .00                                              716.63-
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>                3365       Retirement – Classified Employees 
> .00                            8,086.33                              .00 
> .00                                                  8,086.33-
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>                3367       DEF CONT Pension Plan Classified Em       .00 
> 2,889.39                              .00                          .00 
> 2,889.39-
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>                3370       Flex Ben Allow & Recovery – Class E 
> .00                                16.27 
> .00                          .00 
> 16.27-
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>                3410       Health Insurance – Classified Emplo 
> .00                            4,121.05                              .00 
> .00                                            4,121.05-
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>                3420       HMO’s & PPO’s – Classified Employee         .00 
> 4,041.88                              .00                          .00 
> 4,041.88-
>
>                3545       Dental Insurance - Classified Emplo 
> .00                              780.97                               .00 
> .00                                                    780.97-
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>                3560       Vision Insurance - Classified Emplo 
> .00                              103.74                               .00 
> .00                                                    103.74-
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>                3565       LTD Insurance - Classified Employee 
> .00                              254.45                               .00 
> .00                                              254.45-
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>                3570       Life Insurance - Classified Employe 
> .00                              538.62                               .00 
> .00                                                    538.62-
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>                3652       Banked Leave Time Employer Contr - 
> .00                              440.34                               .00 
> .00                                              440.34-
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>                6897       Cash Transfer Expenditure Credit 
> .00                          54,882.37                              .00 
> .00                                          54,882.37-
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> *TOTAL EXPENDITURE                                         .00 
> 132,717.37                .00                   .00 
> 132,717.37
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> *PROG CODE 03         2520                                   .00 
> 132,717.37-               .00                   .00 
> 132,717.37-
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> (Handwritten:  22,952.63)
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> INTER-AGENCY PAYROLL REPORT BY INDIVIDUAL
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> 111 ATTORNEY GENERAL        Pay Periods Dated: 08/12/2011 thru 10/01/2011
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> Report Run Date: 10/11/2011      Index Code 02520
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>      Employee Name
>     Pay End Date
>     Pay Rate
>     Gross Salary
>     Overtime, Longevity, Lump or On-Call
>     Insurance & Fringes
>     FICA & Retirement
>     Total
>     Gross Hours
>
>      Artaev, Daniel
>     06/25/2011
>     $23.29
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Artaev, Daniel
>     07/09/2011
>     $23.29
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Artaev, Daniel
>     07/23/2011
>     $23.29
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Artaev, Daniel
>     08/06/2011
>     $23.29
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Artaev, Daniel
>     08/20/2011
>     $23.29
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Total for A. Daniel
>
>
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Hawkins, Jason
>     06/25/2011
>     $27.71
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Hawkins, Jason
>     07/09/2011
>     $29.26
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Hawkins, Jason
>     07/23/2011
>     $32.56
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Hawkins, Jason
>     08/06/2011
>     $32.56
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Hawkins, Jason
>     08/20/2011
>     $32.56
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Total for J. Hawkins
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>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
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>      Lemmon, Michele L.
>     06/25/2011
>     $23.04
>     $460.80
>     $0.00
>     $122.43
>     $112.69
>     $695.92
>     19.9
>
>      Lemmon, Michele L.
>     07/09/2011
>     $23.04
>     $460.80
>     $0.00
>     $122.43
>     $112.69
>     $695.92
>     20.0
>
>      Lemmon, Michele L.
>     07/23/2011
>     $23.04
>     $460.80
>     $0.00
>     $122.43
>     $112.69
>     $695.92
>     20.0
>
>      Lemmon, Michele L.
>     08/06/2011
>     $23.04
>     $460.80
>     $0.00
>     $122.43
>     $112.69
>     $695.92
>     20.0
>
>      Lemmon, Michele L.
>     08/20/2011
>     $23.04
>     $460.80
>     $0.00
>     $122.43
>     $112.69
>     $695.91
>     19.9
>
>      Lemmon, Michele L.
>     09/03/2011
>     $23.04
>     $460.79
>     $0.00
>     $122.43
>     $112.69
>     $695.91
>     19.9
>
>      Lemmon, Michele L.
>     09/17/2011
>     $23.04
>     $460.80
>     $0.00
>     $122.43
>     $112.69
>     $695.92
>     19.9
>
>      Lemmon, Michele L.
>     10/01/2011
>     $23.04
>     $460.79
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $114.08
>     $574.85
>     19.8
>
>      Total for M. Lemmon
>
>
>     $4,963.17
>     $0.00
>     $857.01
>     $902.89
>     $5,446.27
>     159.4
>
>      McDonough, Emily A.
>     06/25/2011
>     $31.02
>     $620.40
>     $0.00
>     $114.69
>     $169.80
>     $904.89
>     20.0
>
>      McDonough, Emily A.
>     07/09/2011
>     $31.02
>     $620.39
>     $0.00
>     $114.69
>     $169.80
>     $904.88
>     20.0
>
>      McDonough, Emily A.
>     07/23/2011
>     $31.02
>     $620.40
>     $0.00
>     $114.69
>     $169.80
>     $904.89
>     20.0
>
>      McDonough, Emily A.
>     08/06/2011
>     $31.02
>     $620.39
>     $0.00
>     $114.69
>     $169.80
>     $904.88
>     20.0
>
>      McDonough, Emily A.
>     08/20/2011
>     $31.02
>     $620.39
>     $0.00
>     $114.69
>     $169.80
>     $904.88
>     20.0
>
>      McDonough, Emily A.
>     09/03/2011
>     $31.02
>     $620.40
>     $0.00
>     $114.69
>     $169.79
>     $904.89
>     20.0
>
>      McDonough, Emily A.
>     09/17/2011
>     $31.02
>     $620.40
>     $0.00
>     $114.69
>     $169.79
>     $904.89
>     20.0
>
>      McDonough, Emily A.
>     10/01/2011
>     $31.02
>     $620.40
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $170.91
>     $791.31
>     20.0
>
>      Total for E. McDonough
>
>
>     $4,963.17
>     $0.00
>     $802.85
>     $1,359.49
>     $7,125.51
>     160.0
>
>      Raterink, Dennis J.
>     06/25/2011
>     $59.15
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Raterink, Dennis J.
>     07/09/2011
>     $59.15
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Raterink, Dennis J.
>     07/23/2011
>     $59.15
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Raterink, Dennis J.
>     08/06/2011
>     $59.15
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Raterink, Dennis J.
>     08/20/2011
>     $59.15
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Total for D. Raterink
>
>
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     0.0
>
>      Warren, Thomas D.
>     06/25/2011
>     $48.63
>     $894.86
>     $0.00
>     $183.90
>     $244.53
>     $1,323.29
>     18.4
>
>      Warren, Thomas D.
>     07/09/2011
>     $48.63
>     $894.86
>     $0.00
>     $183.90
>     $244.53
>     $1,323.29
>     18.5
>
>      Warren, Thomas D.
>     07/23/2011
>     $48.63
>     $894.86
>     $0.00
>     $183.90
>     $244.53
>     $1,323.29
>     18.4
>
>      Warren, Thomas D.
>     08/06/2011
>     $48.63
>     $894.86
>     $0.00
>     $183.90
>     $244.52
>     $1,323.28
>     18.4
>
>      Warren, Thomas D.
>     08/20/2011
>     $48.63
>     $894.87
>     $0.00
>     $183.90
>     $244.53
>     $1,323.30
>     18.5
>
>      Warren, Thomas D.
>     09/03/2011
>     $48.63
>     $894.85
>     $0.00
>     $183.91
>     $244.53
>     $1,323.29
>     18.2
>
>      Warren, Thomas D.
>     09/17/2011
>     $48.63
>     $894.85
>     $0.00
>     $183.91
>     $244.53
>     $1,323.29
>     18.4
>
>      Warren, Thomas D.
>     10/01/2011
>     $48.63
>     $894.85
>     $0.00
>     $0.00
>     $222.97
>     $1,117.82
>     18.4
>
>      Total for T. Warren
>
>
>     $7,158.86
>     $0.00
>     $1,287.32
>     $1,934.67
>     $10,380.85
>     147.2
>
>      Report Total
>
>
>     $15,808.40
>     $0.00
>     $2,847.18
>     $4,197.05
>     $22,952.63
>     466.6
>
>
>
>
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