The LuLac Edition #3417, January 26th, 2017
If there was fraud, then where is the proof you say?
Oh well the President is launching an investigation into voter fraud across America. He tweeted it Wednesday morning. But wait as they say in the infomercials, there’s more.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday afternoon that the voting probe would "not just" be about the 2016 election.
"This about the integrity of our voting system," he said at the White House press briefing.
Now these defenders of Russia involved in hacking our election campaign now want to launch an investigation into the integrity of the voting?
Trump thinks Grandpa Jones who died in 2006 and is still on the voting rolls is more of a threat than his butt buddy Putin.
Meantime, election officials in Ohio and Pennsylvania have pretty much said this guy is full of canal water. But an investigation he shall have which will cost tax payer money in a wild goose chase.
The more Trump does this in his Presidency, have a few sane days in a row and then going off the rails will wear thin on rational people.
We had Presidents who were Intellectuals. We had Presidents who were crooks. We’ve had Presidents who were philanderers. We’ve had President who were dullards. Now we have a President who is clearly a clown.
Just minutes after saying he would help the middle class, Trump screwed new home buyers. Trump canceled a reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s annual fee for most borrowers. The cut would have reduced the annual premium for someone borrowing $200,000 by $500 in the first year.
For first time borrowers, it is a popular program among first-time home buyers because it allows borrowers to make a down payment of as low as 3.5 percent with a credit score of 580, on a scale of 300 to 850. Housing industry groups lauded the change, saying it could increase home buying by offsetting recent rises in mortgage rates.
Yep, he’s making America great again but not for the suckers who voted for him.
This legislation provides a coordinating structure to help schools better navigate available federal programs and financing options for energy efficiency improvements to their facilities.
“This bill promotes strategic and cost-saving investment while improving our schools and protecting the environment,”said Rep. Cartwright. “It lessens burdens on school administrators by establishing an efficient, one-stop shop for schools, providing administrators with better access to information and resources for implementing these upgrades.”
According to Energy Star, America’s schools spend $7.5 billion per year on energy costs, making energy an enormous part of schools’ operating budgets, second only to personnel costs.
In addition, many schools are in urgent need of improvements. One Department of Education survey found that 43 percent of schools indicated that the poor condition of their facilities interferes with the delivery of instruction. Many of the problems often involve the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Upgrading these systems enables schools to improve their learning environments, save on energy bills, and focus scarce funds on other priorities for our children.
Specifically, the Act would:
•Establish the Department of Energy (DOE) as the lead agency in coordinating a cross-departmental effort to help initiate, develop, and finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and retrofitting projects for schools.
•Require a review of existing federal programs and financing mechanisms; the formation of a streamlined process of communication and outreach to the States, local education agencies, and schools of these existing programs; and the development of a mechanism for governors, state energy programs, and local educational and energy officials to form a peer-to-peer network to support the initiation of the projects.
•Require DOE to provide technical assistance to help schools navigate the financing and development of these projects to better ensure success.
“By streamlining existing programs and cutting red tape, our bill will help save energy and cut energy bills for school systems around the country,” said Rep. Welch. “We have made undeniable progress on energy efficiency in a bipartisan way, and I’m pleased to work with Rep. Cartwright to get this common sense bill signed into law during this new Congress.”
“The savings from improved efficiency are very real. We’re talking about millions of dollars, and by creating a central clearinghouse for information, this bill would help busy school districts and principals put those savings into action educating children,” said Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy, an energy efficiency advocacy group.
This bill is endorsed by the Alliance to Save Energy; ASHRAE; Green Business Certification, Inc.; and the U.S. Green Building Council.
Several groups representing school administrators have provided their support to the bill’s re-introduction this Congress. These organizations include AASA, The School Superintendents Association; Association of Educational Service Agencies; Association of School Business Officials International; National Association of Elementary School Principals; National Association of Secondary School Principals; National Rural Education Advocacy Consortium; National Rural Education Association; and Rebuild America’s Schools.
Congressman Lou Barletta praised two executive actions taken by President Donald J. Trump to enforce our borders and crack down on sanctuary cities that harbor illegal immigrants. The first paves the way for the long-promised border wall. The second addresses sanctuary cities by stripping federal grant money from such cities and by reinstituting the Secure Communities program ended by President Obama. Sanctuary cities are those jurisdictions which refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials or obey immigration law.
“Today is a good day for those of us who have long fought against illegal immigration,” Barletta said. “These are all important steps toward securing our borders and beginning to finally enforce our federal immigration laws. I have been fighting against illegal immigration since I was mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania more than a decade ago, and it is wonderful to finally have an ally in the White House. President Trump has been true to his word, taking decisive action on illegal immigration inside of his first week in office.”
Barletta expressed support for a wall, or physical barrier, along the border as a vital part of security in preventing illegal immigration.
Maybe the good Congressman can get some money for the cash strapped city he used to run while they are still trying to pay off that lawsuit from his immigration stance.
This Week on Sunday Magazine
Brian Hughes speaks with Dr. Jade Miller about children and dental issues.
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with recently retired WNEP meteorologist Tom Clark about his long career and his plans for the future.
This Week in Harrisburg examines the Pennsylvania Corrections Department's plan to close 2 state prisons, and how their final decision played out, and one state legislator proposes to end the death penalty in Pennsylvania.
And an encore of Brian's December interview with Dr. Kara DeFelice from the LSU School of Medicine about Crohn's Disease and Colitis.
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X and Sports Radio 590, WARM & 6:25am on Magic 93.
ECTV Live hosts Rusty Fender and David DeCosmo, and Director Mark Migilore welcome Janice Bevacqua to the program during the week of January 30th. Ms. Bevacqua will outline plans for this year's Clarks Summit Ice Festival. ECTV Live is seen on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some areas) and is also available on Electric City Television's Youtube channel. The Comcast showings are during the Noon, 6pm, and Midnight hours each day throughout the week.
This week's guest will be Scranton City Council President Joe Wechsler. Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on NEPA Sports Radio-The Game 1400/1440 am and 106.7 fm; and at 7:30 on 105 The River.
Tune in to Sue Henry's "Special Edition" this week as Sue recaps the week's news. The show will run Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. on WILK, and on KRZ, Froggy and Max 102 early Sunday morning.
Want to hear some great parodies on the news? Tune in to WILK Radio at 6:40 and 8:40 AM on Mondays. As Ralph Cramden used to say, “It’s a laugh riot!”
Tune in Wednesdays on WILK Radio for Karel on the Street. Hear some of the funniest and he heartwarming comments on the issues of the day on Webster and Nancy with Karel Zubris.
Bobby's show is back again live this Sunday @6PM on The River.
Roots begins its phenomenally successful run on ABC…….
The Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977 hits Buffalo, New York…..in Pennsylvania Governor Shapp promises to work with the Legislators in the state as his term heads into the last two years…..in Luzerne County very few row offices are up and it promises to be a quiet primary….and 40 years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer.