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July 25, 2013
The Maryland Food Bank-Western Branch and the Washington County Commission on Aging Inc. in early July launched the Mobile Information and Assistance Program to reach seniors throughout Washington County. The program provides a one-stop shop at various community sites, where seniors can find out if they are eligible for assistance programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, Renters and Homeowners Tax Credit Assistance, the Maryland Senior Prescription Drug Program and services to help pay for Medicare premiums.
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By MARLO BARNHART | March 20, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- For some, the idea of receiving money from a federal rebate this year has been exciting, especially since it requires no extra effort for anyone who files an income tax return each year anyway. But for many seniors, there has been fear and some misunderstanding about what it means to them. Many of them haven't had to file a federal income tax return since they retired, but will have to do so this year to qualify for the rebate. "I was very concerned when I first found out about this rebate just after the first of the year," said Hannah Cramer, deputy director of the Washington County Commission on Aging.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 5, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Samuel E. Rohrer, a Republican state representative from Berks County, Pa., has been traveling across the state in recent years hawking his plan for an expanded state sales tax to pay for public education in the Keystone State. Rohrer was the featured speaker Friday at the 2005 Legislative Forum, "Local Tax Reform," sponsored by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Committee. Local state representatives Pat Fleagle, R-Franklin; Mark K. Keller, R-Franklin/Perry; and Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin/Cumberland attended the session.
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by ROBERT SNYDER | January 5, 2006
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A lifelong Berkeley County resident will seek the West Virginia House of Delegates seat being vacated by Republican Vic Roberts. Jonathan Miller, 21, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., said he will kick off his campaign for the 53rd District delegate seat with a reception Friday at the Inwood Eatery, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., according to a news release. "Friday's reception will allow me the opportunity to meet the people of South Berkeley County face to face and listen to their concerns.
NEWS
July 14, 1999
Legislative leaders say they don't have enough information on West Virginia Gov. Cecil Underwood's plan for a major overhaul of the state tax system. Underwood staffers say the more information lawmakers get, the more they seek, leading the administration to suspect that they're trying to talk the plan to death. In our view, Underwood needs to realize that unless he retreats on his timetable, he may end up with no changes at all. After more than two years of study, Underwood had hoped that lawmakers would OK the tax package in a special session to be held this fall.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | December 17, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Not only is the Pennsylvania General Assembly split on how to cut or eliminate real estate taxes in the state, it's even hard to find consensus among area representatives. Eleven weeks into a special session called by Gov. Ed. Rendell to cut property taxes, the House of Representatives was only sure of what it would not pass. The Senate, meanwhile, approved its own property-tax cutting measure on Thursday and went home for the holidays.
NEWS
July 5, 2005
Do we really want to help those in need? To the editor: According to the latest statistics, the average life expectancy for the generation born in the early 21st century will be 100 years. This is based on the observation that in 1000 the average life expectancy was 49 years, in 1935, when the Social Security Act was enacted, it was 61 and in 1973 it was 73. It appears that every 35 years the average life expectancy increased by 12 years. However, in the last 35 years the average expectancy has increased only three years.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | February 2, 2007
Washington County will reimburse nine municipalities nearly $1.6 million this fiscal year for providing certain government services. Most of the money will go to the City of Hagerstown. The tax setoff allocation is a partial payback for police, parks and roads services provided by the municipalities. It is calculated based on population, assessable tax base and taxable income. The total amount to be distributed is $1,560,700. Of that amount, Hagerstown will receive $1,253,286.
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by TARA REILLY | February 19, 2003
Hagerstown to receive $899,063 tax setoff The City of Hagerstown will receive $899,063 in property tax rebate money for fiscal year 2003, the Washington County Commissioners told the City Council at a Tuesday meeting. That is a 9.55 percent increase over the $820,663 the city received last year. The rebate, known as tax setoff money, partially reimburses municipalities for police, parks and road services. The county will allocate $1.12 million to municipalities this year.
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by TIM ROWLAND | January 13, 2003
Thomas Firey is the third individual to sue the Washington County for release of the secret John Howard severance deal, and the first to do so without an ulterior motive. That is, unless you consider good governance to be a motivater, but that concept is so alien around here that it strains credibility. Commissioners Bill Wivell and John Munson sued for this information as well, but in retrospect it seems these were just cheap campaign ploys designed to win votes, not regal efforts to represent the interests of the people.
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