The Farm Bill is up for renewal once again, as it is every five years, and once again that means it’s time for another fight over food stamps, or more formally the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Last time around, the bill stalled for two years over a debate over whether to sharply cut benefits.
Plug the words “Trump” and “immigration” into the Google News search engine these days, and you can find hundreds of news stories about President Donald Trump’s latest rant about immigrants and immigration.
Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for me and the staff. But with the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) currently considering tariffs on Canadian newsprint, those days of screen-free reading could be coming to an end.
It’s pretty clear that the new Pennsylvania Congressional districts drawn up by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (PSC) will be used in the 2018 elections.
Democratic New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican U.S. Congressman for the 19th district, John Faso, have been engaged in a public spat over the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that Congress passed in December 2017.
Nearly 2 million people in the Northeast lost power in the snowstorms on March 2 and March 7. In the town of Lumberland 1,321 customers were still without power on March 8, a full week after the first storm blew through the region.
Hundreds of the faithful turned out to the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, PA on February 28 carrying assault rifles that were a central part of a blessing ceremony. The church is a breakaway group from the Unification Church, founded by Sun Myung Moon in Korea in the 1950s.
The mayor of Middletown, Joe DeStefano, is arranging to have the air quality monitored near the Competitive Power Ventures’ (CPV) huge 650 megawatt power plant in Wawayanda because of complaints from nearby residents.
The question of handling solid waste in Sullivan County has come with some challenges over the years, and also with various suggestions about how to manage those challenges. In 2004, members of the legislature were committed to the Sullivan County Landfill in Monticello.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on February 8, issued a 138-page document explaining its earlier decision that the Congressional maps drawn by the Republican-dominated state legislature in 2011 must be redrawn before the next election.