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FMCSA to Congress: Raise insurance minimums for truck crashes
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reported to Congress that current financial responsibility minimums for the commercial motor vehicle industry are inadequate to meet the costs of some crashes and the agency says it will initiate a rulemaking to raise the limit higher than the current $750,000.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
The Times Leader
HUD: Investigators were at Sherman Hills
Sherman Hills Realty LLC, a subsidiary of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Park Management, purchased the complex in February 2011 for $7.75 million, according to a Times Leader review of court records.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
The Times Leader
Cartwright visits Canaan federal prison
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright toured the Canaan U.S. Penitentiary near Waymart on Tuesday and talked to officials and staff to determine what he can do to make the facility safer.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
The Huffington Post
Rep. Matt Cartwright: Hurting Americans Who Worked Hard, Played by the Rules
Since December 28, 2.3 million Americans have lost their unemployment insurance, with the expiration of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program.
Bill would create 'advanced aide' positions in nursing homes to improve transitions, dementia care
Advanced certified nursing assistants - with specialized skills in care transitions, dementia and other areas - could become important staff leaders in long-term care facilities through newly proposed federal legislation.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Democrats shift from climate 'change' to 'adaptation' to woo Republicans
If it's climate change , it's a lot. That's why environmental groups and congressional Democrats are increasingly talking about "climate adaptation."
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Times Leader
Tobyhanna task force reactivated
Members of the business, political and private sectors have banded together once again to show a unified front in support of the region's largest employer.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
House Dems Want EPA to Reopen Investigation on Fracking
Eight House Democrats sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on April 1, requesting the agency reopen an investigation into the effects of fracking on groundwater contamination.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Cover Oregon health insurance exchange flies under congressional radar at Thursday hearing
Bruce Goldberg's broken leg meant the acting head of Cover Oregon avoided a congressional hearing Thursday.
Scout installs kestrel boxes to earn...
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Peter Wyatt Phelan, center, member of Boy Scout Troop 145, Lehighton, attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
House Dems ask EPA to investigate nat gas drilling's connection to water contamination
Eight Democrats in the House have asked Environmental Protection Agency to reopen its investigations into water contamination incidents in Wyoming, Pennsylvania and Texas that they say may have been connected to natural gas drilling, including hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Congress Calls on EPA to Help Fracking-Affected Communities
April 1 - For the first time, members of Congress today called upon EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to "investigate and address the water contamination" in Dimock, Pennsylvania; Parker County, Texas; and Pavillion, Wyoming.
Pols Chime In on Capitol Bells
A former House staffer turned civic-engagement evangelist, Ted Henderson has amplified his efforts to connect Congress with constituents by introducing a new way to stake out personal positions: virtual "motions."
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Northeastern Pennsylvania legislative roundup for March 29th
Here's a look at news from our local Northeastern Pennsylvania legislators. State Representative Gerald Mullery announces a new DEP grant.
Sat Mar 22, 2014
Monroe County to get $362,000 in HUD funds
Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded nearly $8.8 million in funding to public housing agencies in his district, which includes a large portion of Monroe County.