14 SEP 3301
Imperial Slave Regulations Proposed
Following the recent audit of the Imperial Slave Association, the Imperial Senate Audit Committee has recommended the introduction of further regulations governing the treatment and transportation of Imperial slaves.
The proposed regulations centre on improved vetting of commanders permitted to transport Imperial slaves, and include the suggestion that pilots must hold the rank of ‘Master’ in the Imperial Navy as a minimum requirement. It is also suggested that resources be set aside for the recovery of Imperial slaves transported and sold outside the Imperium.
Svetlana Zhukov, chairwoman of the ISA, voiced her support for the regulations:
“It is our duty to ensure that Imperial citizens serving terms as slaves remain within the borders of the Empire until they are returned to full citizenship. Our hope is that these new regulations will ensure the rights of Imperial Slaves are not trampled on by those unscrupulous enough to sell people for quick credits."
Political commentators have expressed doubt that the proposed regulations will be approved, but many remain hopeful.
Capitol Herald | Interstellar Press
14 SEP 3301
GalNet Weekly Economic Report
In this weekly digest, the latest GalNet data is compiled to show the economic state of a short list of minor factions and the star systems they inhabit (*).
Here are 10 of the 3,275 minor factions currently enjoying an economic boom:
LHS 2771 Party
LHS 140 Jet Universal Company
Posse of Polevnic
League of Phra Lule Flag
Workers of 20 Ophiuchi Values Party
Luphis Patron's Principles
Values Party of Orishpucho
Green Party of LHS 3577
When in boom, the wealth of a system is increased for the duration and all trade missions have double the effect on influence. Boom can also positively increase a minor faction’s influence. Boom can be entered by consistent trade profits and completed trade contracts. Booms tend to last until they naturally expire or until some other indicator takes precedence, such as famine.
* Data is correct at time of publishing