The Trump Administration is exploring changing the inflation measure used to update the poverty line each year, which could wipe millions of low-income people off the poverty rolls and eventually make fewer people eligible for benefits such as SNAP, Medicaid, and ACA subsidies, as well as programs like CSBG, Head Start, LIHEAP, Weatherization, and many others.
Until June 21, 2019, at 11:59 PM, OMB is accepting comments "on the differences among the various consumer price ind
Frederick’s Republican delegation to the Maryland General Assembly got an earful of criticism this week from an unusual source — the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. Generally speaking, Republicans and chambers of commerce go hand-in-glove on public policy. But here they are divided over the chamber’s number one issue in economic development — the downtown hotel and conference center. At the chamber’s annual breakfast wrapping up the recently ended General Assembly sessi
In a livelier than usual Chamber of Commerce legislative wrap-up breakfast Wednesday, Chamber members criticized Republicans in the local delegation for not backing the downtown hotel project. After Frederick County's delegates and senators each received time to answer questions about issues like minimum wage and the Interstate 270 expansion, and a few minutes to tout their achievements this session, chamber members chimed in to harp on the delegation's biggest failure: Not m
To the uninitiated, it can be hard to imagine. Robots with fingers designed to pick mature tomatoes, among the most delicate of crops. A Fitbit-like collar that monitors the wellbeing of a cow. Drones with sensors to identify dry areas of a field or discover crop production inefficiencies. “In 30 years, what we’re doing or seeing as innovative now will be viewed as tradition,” said Susan Duncan, associate director of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station at Virginia Te
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Even among presidential candidates, John F. Kennedy had a knack for creating a stir when he showed up at an event. His May 13, 1960, campaign appearance in Frederick was no exception, according to a reporter who covered it. John Ashbury worked for the Frederick News-Post when Kennedy visited downtown Frederick during his campaign for the Democratic nomination. Kennedy met with county and city officials at Frederick’s city hall, located at the site of Brewer’s Alley, gave a sp