Sunday, March 24, 2013
The United States Postal Service had planned to end Saturday delivery of first class mail in August.
Congress has passed legislation requiring the United States Postal Service to continue six-day delivery, according to a Reuters report posted on The Huffington Post. The postal service announced in February its plans to end Saturday mail delivery in August, while continuing to deliver packages. The plan was expected to save $2 billion annually. According to the Reuters report, the House of Representatives gave final approval of the legislation, known as a continuing resolution, on Thursday. The Senate approved the measure Wednesday. Several polls have shown a majority of the public supports ending six-day delivery of first-class mail, the report says. The postal service, an independent agency not funded by taxpayers, has said it could …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The two companies have joined forces to urge Congress to “Come Together” before tax hikes and spending cuts push America over the “fiscal cliff.”
On any given day, Woodstock and Washington, D.C., might seem like they’re a million miles apart. Today is not one of those days. As Congress and President Barack Obama attempt to hash out differences to stop America from falling over the “Fiscal Cliff,” Patch and Starbucks are teaming up to urge Republicans and Democrats to “come together.” The two companies are working together to make sure Congress gets the message America wants a viable solution to the country’s financial woes. The so-called Fiscal Cliff encompasses all of the budget cuts and tax hikes that will automatically kick in if Congress doesn’t take action before Jan. 1, 2013. Some economists say the automatic changes will push the country into another recession. The White …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Lawmakers have Dec. 31 deadline to prevent start of automatic tax hikes and budget cuts.
After kicking the can down the road to avoid making hard choices in the face of an election, lawmakers now have just a few weeks to face financial reality for the American people. Experts may debate whether it’s a “fiscal cliff” or a gentle slope, but everyone seems to agree that dealing with the deficit and expiration of Bush-era tax cuts is a must. (See Wall Street Journal video explainer.) Congress set their own deadline to do so of Dec. 31, 2012, conveniently after the election. But with another election at least two years away, it's now time to do something about it. Up until now, each Party has blamed the other for the footdragging, but all indications are that the American people are tired of the deadlock in Washington. They're …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Woodstock-area Congressman says that controversial anti-piracy legislation is also causing "confusion" for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
As Wikipedia and other websites observed a 24-hour blackout on Wednesday, Congressional phone lines and inboxes began lighting up and filling up. Members of the U.S. House and Senate got the message about controversial anti-piracy legislation that appears to be stalled for now. In a battle that's been framed as Hollywood v. Silicon Valley, support was fading on Wednesday for passage of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. That's because of intense pressure from Wikipedia, Google and other online companies and interest groups, which believe the bills will censor free speech on the Internet and harshly punish those who violate copyright infringement and other intellectual property and content laws. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell…