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  • New Hampshire residents warned of 'drastic increases' in electricity bills

    06/17/2022 6:16:52 AM PDT · by woodbutcher1963 · 56 replies
    WMUR ABC Manchester, NH ^ | June 16, 2022 | Tim Callery
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire officials are warning residents to prepare for higher utility bills, with electricity rates expected to rise this year and one utility proposing more than a 100% increase. According to the Office of the Consumer Advocate, several factors are at work in driving up energy costs. One is that New England heavily relies on natural gas, which means our electric bills in the region are tethered to the global market, which has been shaken by the war in Ukraine. "Unfortunately, I have to deliver the bad news that consumers can expect some pretty drastic increases in...
  • Biden signs executive order to fight anti-LGBTQ state bills

    06/15/2022 3:54:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Nbc ^ | 06/15/2022 | Matt Lavietes
    President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at combating a historic number of anti-LGBTQ bills introduced in state legislatures across the country. The order will direct federal health and education agencies to expand access to gender affirming care and advance LGBTQ-inclusive learning environments at American schools.
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike adds retail network for customers to pay toll bills they receive by mail

    06/05/2022 8:08:32 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 5, 2022 | Ed Blazina
    In an effort to make it easier for customers to pay bills they receive by mail, the Pennsylvania Turnpike is linking with a national network that will accept cash at hundreds of convenience stores, drug stores and other outlets. The turnpike is partnering with the KUBRA Cash Payment Network to allow motorists to pay tolls or other turnpike fees at places such as 7-Eleven, CVS, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Sheetz and Walgreens, among others. The program — which includes a $1.50 surcharge for each transaction — is an attempt to make it easier for customers to pay and reduce the...
  • Joe Biden agreed to pay Hunter’s legal bills tied to Chinese firm deal: email

    04/26/2022 6:36:37 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/26/2022 | Bruce Golding
    President Joe Biden agreed to cover more than $800,000 in bills racked up by his son — including legal fees tied to the winding down of his controversial overseas business dealings — ahead of the 2020 election, according to an email that surfaced Tuesday. The email — and an attached spreadsheet detailing the debts — call into question Biden’s repeated claim that he’s never discussed son Hunter Biden’s business with him.
  • AP Source: Taxpayers Face $850M Tab for New Bills Stadium

    03/28/2022 9:18:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/28/2022 | AP
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — State and county taxpayers will be asked to commit $850 million in public funds toward construction of the Buffalo Bills’ new stadium, which has a state-projected price tag of $1.35 billion, a person familiar with the the plan told The Associated Press on Monday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not yet been approved. The Athletic first reported the figure earlier in the day.
  • Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer Negotiating Conference to Hash Out Democrat Anti-China Bills

    03/15/2022 9:15:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/15/2022 | Sean Moran
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) continue to negotiate the final terms of a conference to hash out the differences between two Democrat bills aimed at increasing competitiveness with China.
  • Biden Bureaucracy Secretly Plans to Turn Out Voters After Failure of Election Takeover Bills

    02/16/2022 5:47:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 10, 2022 | Fred Lucas
    The Biden administration is secretly planning to impose an executive order directing all federal agencies to focus on voter registration and partner with private organizations to boost election turnout, according to members of Congress and a watchdog group. Last March, President Joe Biden signed an executive order stating that federal agencies “shall consider ways to expand citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process.” The president’s order says that each agency must submit its plan to Susan Rice, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, to “promote voter registration and...
  • Anti-fracking Boulder advises residents to bundle up as natural gas costs soar

    01/27/2022 7:41:10 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2022 | Valerie Richardson
    Home heating bills expected to rise by 37% this winter.. The city of Boulder, a haven of anti-fracking activism, offered tips Monday to residents struggling with rising home-heating prices amid a global natural-gas shortage. The city’s website warned that residential natural gas bills are expected to increase this year by 37% over last winter and offered hints to keep costs down, including lowering the thermostat, washing clothes in cold water and dressing in layers. “It’s not just up to your furnace to keep you warm,” the Boulder website said. “Dressing in layers can keep you warm while relying less on...
  • Bills-Chiefs is most-watched TV program since Super Bowl

    01/25/2022 2:59:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 25, 2022 | By DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) — The epic football playoff game between Buffalo and Kansas City reached nearly 43 million television viewers on Sunday, the most for any event since last year’s Super Bowl as the NFL struck gold with its rousing weekend. The four games averaged 38.2 TV and digital viewers, up 20% over last year and the best ever for the league’s divisional round of playoffs, the Nielsen company said on Tuesday. In the fourth quarter, the Bills-Chiefs game had a 90 audience share in Kansas City — meaning 90% of televisions on at the time were tuned in to...
  • Ratings: Chiefs/Bills OT Thriller Draws Nearly 43 Million Viewers

    01/25/2022 7:48:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    TV Line via MSN News ^ | January 24, 2022 | by Matt Webb Mitovich
    CBS’ broadcast of the wild, rollercoaster, overtime NFL divisional playoff game between the Chiefs and Bills averaged 42.7 million total viewers on Sunday night (per final numbers)– up 18 percent from the comparable Bucs/Saints game on Fox a year ago. That grand total marks a five-year high for a divisional playoff game, and its audience peaked at 51.7 million.
  • Hillary Clinton calls for Senate to 'adjust the rules' to pass election bills

    01/10/2022 4:53:14 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Fox news ^ | 01/10/2022 | Sam Dorman
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Democratic lawmakers on Monday to alter Senate rules so that it could "protect Americans' right to vote." Quoting the president who signed the Voting Rights Act, she tweeted: "'The right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless,' Lyndon B. Johnson said. ‘It gives people, people as individuals, control over their own destinies.’" She added: "It's time Senate Democrats adjust the rules to protect Americans' right to vote."
  • Hochul confident Bills' stadium deal can be done by March

    12/21/2021 2:32:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Chron ^ | 12/20/21 | John Wawrow
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - New York governor Kathy Hochul on Monday expressed confidence she can reach a deal involving hundreds of millions of dollars in public funding to build a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills in time to be included on the state’s budget due in April. Hochul said she has provided the team two timelines to negotiate an agreement by either the end of the year or extend talks through March. The governor added the Bills will have the final say whether to have the new facility based near their current home in Orchard Park or downtown....
  • Biden signs three bills supporting first responders, gives pen to fallen officer’s son

    11/18/2021 11:49:51 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/18/2021 | Callie Patteson
    During the signing ceremony for three bills designed to support law enforcement and first responders, President Biden took some time to speak to the 7-year-old son of an officer who took his own life in 2019. Biden signed the Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021, the Confidentiality Opportunities for Peer Support (COPS) Counseling Act, and the Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act on Thursday morning. All three serve to support law enforcement through increased benefits, peer support, and granting the US extraterritorial jurisdiction over certain crimes against federal officers or employees abroad. Shortly after...
  • Bidenflation=Bigger Government: White House Offering More Aid for Winter Heat and Utility Bills

    11/18/2021 6:04:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/2021 | AP
    The Biden administration is taking steps to help distribute several billion dollars in aid for winter heating and utility bills, an unprecedented sum that comes largely from its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The package provided an additional $4.5 billion for the government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which typically has funding of $3 billion to $4 billion annually. Aid for renters can also cover utility costs, while the money provided to state, local and tribal governments can help families that face high heating bills and are ineligible for other programs.
  • $22K for 10 Stitches, a Year and a Half Later

    10/28/2021 4:30:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | October 28, 2021 | Sophie Putka
    — Despite impending regulations, surprise billing still happensOne day in March 2020, during the height of the pandemic, Melinda Wenner Moyer's daughter, Jojo, fell off her bike in the driveway and cut her forehead on a rock. After a quick consult with their primary care doctor, who said the 5-year-old needed stitches, and a trip to a nearby urgent care, which didn't think they could do the procedure without scarring, the mother and daughter set out for the emergency department. It was a 40-minute drive away, in Westchester, New York. They went to the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital's emergency room....
  • Cole Beasley Rips Bills Fans for Booing Him Over COVID Vaccine Stance

    10/05/2021 1:40:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 4, 2021 | Natasha Dye
    Cole Beasley voiced his frustrations with Bills fans after the team’s dominant win over the Houston Texans on Sunday. Beasley was booed on Sunday by fans at Highmark Stadium, presumably due to his controversial stance on the COVID-19 vaccine. Beasley, who has been outspoken in his comments on the vaccine, has insisted that he is “pro-choice” on the issue despite backlash from fans and colleagues. Bills home games requires guests to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 shot before attending. The tension between the wide receiver — who has said he is unvaccinated — and Bills fans grew...
  • Brace for Impact: You’re About to Pay $2.1 Billion in New Taxes and Fees . ( Colorado )

    09/16/2021 8:16:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Maverick Observer ^ | September 14, 2021 | Katie Spence -
    If you watch the news, chances are you’ve heard about the recent spending and tax bills making their way through the U.S. House of Representatives or the Senate. These bills could have a direct impact on your bottom line, so they garner considerable attention. But are you keeping track of the laws Colorado’s General Assembly is passing? If not, you might want to start. Indeed, during the 2021 legislative session, Colorado legislators passed $1.8 billion in new taxes and fees. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. As a result of tax bills and laws passed since 2019, direct...
  • NFL: Report from Orchard Park, NY. (No black national anthem)

    09/12/2021 10:18:56 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 18 replies
    Self | Jjimhohn
    FYI: just a respectful 9/11 tribute, and the national anthem was all. No politics Now, there is football. PS. Masks required for all, but all i see is faces of Steelers and Bills fans.
  • Europe’s High Energy Prices Are Just The Beginning

    09/09/2021 1:08:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Oil price ^ | Sep 06, 2021, | Julianne Geiger -
    European energy prices might be at record levels, but there is still room for prices to run... Of course, natural gas prices are soaring everywhere—not just in Europe. The U.S. benchmark price for natural gas has nearly doubled over the last year, ... U.S. gas exports are soaring more, hitting all-time records. ... Germany is battling the highest inflation since 2008, thanks to higher energy prices. Typically, demand for natural gas this time of year is still low. Today’s high prices, at a time when demand is typically low, are worrisome for Europe, which is now looking at a difficult...
  • Xcel Energy needs a smarter, greener electric grid. But should Colorado customers foot the $344 million bill for it?

    07/26/2021 7:53:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Colorado Sun ^ | Jul 26, 2021 | Mark Jaffe
    If the Public Utilities Commission OK's Xcel’s largest ever rate increase, electric bills for Colorado customers will have increased 20% since the start of the year.. Xcel Energy has proposed a massive transmission project to help move power from rural areas to the urban Front Range. Xcel Energy is pushing for a record $344 million rate increase it says it needs to build a smarter, greener electric grid. But consumer advocates and state regulators are pushing back over the price tag. A major concern is that along with an earlier rate increase and other pending requests since the start of...