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Governor Wolf Vetoes School Sports Bill

by Alex Lloyd Gross The bill had bipartisan support.. It would allow parents and spectators to attend high school sporting events. The bill would have left the decision to open the games to the public up to individual school districts. It was vetoes earlier today, September 21 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, games will be

Hearing Set For Those Impacted By Pending Evictions

HARRISBURG, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on legal aid for tenants facing evictions. The hearing will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building in Harrisburg. The media and public are urged to watch the

PA Senator’s Bid To Protect First Responders Goes Nowhere

by Alex Lloyd Gross Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey has had enough of citizens taunting police.  The last straw was the ambush in Compton California. Toomey said from the floor of the senate, “We hope they die. We hope they die. We hope they die. These are the vile words that anti-police protesters yelled on Saturday

Small Neighborhood Trump/Back the Blue Rally Held at City Limits

by Alex Lloyd Gross A small but vocal rally was held today, September 12, 2020 to support first responders and Donald Trump.  The chosen site was Frankford Ave. and Knights Road. Just before noon, people started together with signs and flags.They wanted to spark interest in their candidate and show support for first responders. By

Bensalem Police and Bucks County NAACP Sign Agreement

by Alex Lloyd Gross Karen Downer , President of the Bucks County Chapter of the NAACP met with Fred Harran, Director of Public Safety for Bensalem Twp.  in front of the municipal building today, September 9, 2020. The reason was to solidify an agreement on how police will advance their treatment of minorities. “A lot

Protest at Mayor Kenney’s Apartment Closes Race Street

by Alex Lloyd Gross When the homeless took up an encampment at 22nd Street and Ben Franklin Parkway, no one ever thought it would go this long. It started in June. It is now September. Finally, after being made a laughing stock,  city officials said they are finally going to kick the homeless out of

OP Ed In Favor of Hazard Pay For Frontline Workers

HERE’S AN IDEA:  MAKE HAZARD PAY PERMANENT Op ED by Gary Blumenthal, InVision Human Services, Vice President     Governor Tom Wolf’s fall legislative recommendation to provide over $250 million to raise the pay of frontline workers by $3 an hour is a wise proposal.   It will bring temporary relief to historically underpaid and underappreciated

Fourth Report of Congressional Oversight Committee Available Here

by Alex Lloyd Gross People interested in reading the Fourth Report of the Congressional Oversight Committee can do so here.   The Congressional Oversight Commission is a five-person panel that was established by the CARES Act. The Commission is focused specifically on the economic stabilization efforts of the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve. The

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