In Harrison County

first_imgThere are many health care services in Harrison County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Harrison County currently has one carrier that offers several different plans to its residents.See the Military Buyer’s Guide to connect with local hospitals and medical centers, health care centers and health care providers.last_img

Sanders: Congress must restore 3.4 percent student loan interest rate

first_imgUS Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) said today that Congress must act immediately to pass legislation which retroactively restores the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans back to 3.4 percent.  As a result of Congressional inaction, interest rates on these loans doubled to 6.8 percent today.On June 6, Sanders voted with a majority of senators to maintain the 3.4 percent rates.  Unfortunately, there were not enough votes to overcome a Republican filibuster. The rising interest rates affect 7 million students nationally and more than 19,000 Vermonters.Sanders said: ‘Student debt in this country — which at $1.1 trillion is now more than credit card debt — is one of the major financial crises our country faces. In Vermont and America, more and more students hesitate to get a higher education because they fear the debt they will be saddled with upon graduation.  In Vermont, the average student graduates college with $28,860 in debt, which is more than the national average.’‘If the United States is going to be competitive in the global economy, we must have the best educated workforce possible,’said Sanders, who serves on the Senate education committee.  ‘We must encourage young people of all income levels to expand their educational opportunities, not make it harder.’  ‘Short term, Congress must extend the subsidized Stafford student loan program at 3.4 percent.  It will be devastating to families in Vermont and throughout the country to allow those rates to double.  Long term, at a time when higher education in this country is far more expensive than in any other country, the Higher Education Act must be overhauled so that higher education is affordable for every young person who has the ability and desire to continue their education.’ Sanders’ office: 7.1.2013last_img read more

La Follette’s workshop is this afternoon

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitter LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The La Follette City Council Workshop starts later today at 5:30 pm at the municipal building on South Tennessee Avenue.  WLAF’s Matthew Moore sends you the live telecast of the workshop, and to access it, just open the Lindsay’s Carpet and Paint Center video player to your right.Items up for discussion in the Administration section of the agenda include the official notice that was sent to owners of the Red Roof Market.  They are to appear before the La Follette Beer Board regarding citations.  An application for a beer license for Twin Flames at 2239 Jacksboro Pike will also be talked about.A codes issue will be discussed by members of the Codes Department.Bids on a rescue truck for the Fire Department are up for discussion.Under the Police Department portion of the agenda is the discussion of use of force, duty to intervene policy.Under Ordinances and Resolutions are:Ordinance 2020-03- Ordinance amending Chapter 3 section 13-306 of the Municipal Code Rubbish Control (Final Reading).Ordinance 2020-04- Ordinance amending a Parks and Recreation Ordinance as set forth in Ordinance 2012-04 (First Reading).A Public Hearing will be held prior to the Tuesday, September 1, 2020. evening meeting on Ordinance 2020-03 amending Chapter 3 section 13-306 of the Muncipal Code Rubbish Control.The La Follette City Council’s Regular Monthly Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 5:30 pm, at the La Follette Municipal Building located at 207 South Tennessee Avenue.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/31/2020-6AM)last_img read more