Bill Proposes Way to Make Walmart Pay for its Multi-Billion Dollar Food Stamp Subsidy


A bill proposed in the U.S. House would collect a per employee fee from companies whose low wages force full-time workers to rely on public assistance to make ends meet. (Image courtesy of Wal-Mart.)

Summary: a bill proposed in the House would levy a fee on Wal-Mart and other employers whose low wages force full-time employees to tap public assistance to make ends meet. 

Sweet Summer Music: Payson Park Music Festival Kicks off June 21st!

This years series of summer concerts at Payson Park kicks off on June 21st.

In-brief: The Payson Park Music Festival kicks off its 27th season on June 21st with Craig and the Hurricane, generously sponsored by Emello & Pagani Realty and The Spirited Gourmet.

39m US households pay more for housing than they can afford

In-brief: One-third of U.S. households in 2015 were “cost burdened,” meaning they spend 30% or more of their incomes to cover housing costs. Of that group, nearly 19 million are paying more than 50% of their income to cover their housing needs, a report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies concludes.