Sunday, October 01, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3605, October 1st, 2017



Northeastern Pennsylvania Bloggers will be hosting the semi-annual Blogfest on October 14 at The River Grille, 670 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 starting at 5PM. This is an informal gathering of bloggers, candidates for office, elected officials and anyone interested in politics or blogging. Additionally, NEPA BlogCon organizers and attendees will join in the festivities at the conclusion of their conference. There is no charge for admission.
Since its inception, Blogfest has been described as the best non-political political event of the season. No speeches are allowed and the rule is agree to disagree but don't be disagreeable. Many local and statewide candidates will be attending.

For additional information visit these websites:

NEPA Blogfest 2017 Fall Edition
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 5-10pm
Venue: River Grille
670 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

GOP candidate Scott Wagner (Photo:
Despite booming production, Pennsylvania is the only major gas-producing state in the country without a tax on natural gas. Even Texas, Oklahoma, and West Virginia have a severance tax to help fund education and other key priorities.
Instead of doing what's right for the people of Pennsylvania, State Senator Scott Wagner, a Republican candidate for governor doesn’t seem to be able to control his penchant for talking off the cuff. He was caught on tape conspiring with Republican legislative leaders to block a shale tax all for the purposes of defeating Governor Wolf in next year's election. It represents the worst of what infuriates people about the politicians in Harrisburg.
"Stan, you cannot let this severance tax get through... because if that happens the governor is going to get reelected. Stan, you take that to the bank." -- State Senator Scott Wagner (R-York)
Wagner and the Republicans like Wagner don't care about balancing our budget, growing our economy, or any of the other pressing issues facing our state. Remember that when he comes around here and asks for your vote.

Congressman Matt Cartwright (Photo: LuLac archives)
U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced $210,000 has been awarded to the Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through its Resident Opportunities and Self-Service Coordinators program. This award was part of HUD’s allocation of $2 million in grants to public housing authorities and non-profit organizations across the nation and was the only one awarded in Pennsylvania.
Funding under this program helps public housing authorities, resident associations, non-profit organizations, Indian tribes or entities representing Indian tribes hire or retain "service coordinators" who work directly with residents to assess their needs and connect them with education, job training and placement programs, and/or computer and financial literacy services available in their community to promote self-sufficiency.
“The funds are an investment in our communities to improve the coordination of our service agencies by linking public housing assistance with public and private resources,” said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “This program will help public housing residents in Wilkes-Barre get the help they need to become more self-sufficient and make progress toward economic independence.”
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market, bolster the economy and protect consumers, meet the need for quality affordable rental homes, utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life, build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.


At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonki, Trump must have read your blog.
He used the word "ingrate".


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