Tuesday, December 25, 2012
With the Farm Bill tied up in legislation, milk prices could double, according to a report on dailyfinance.com and aol.com.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
That bottle of milk you brought this week, could be double the price if the current farm bill expires with action being taken by the legislature, according to a report on dailyfinance.com and aol.com. The Farm Bill, which was started in 1933, is updated every five years or more. Right now, it is tied up in the legislature and being affected by the Fiscal Cliff negotiations. The New York Times reported if the present Farm Bill expires, the price equation go to its 1949 standard and government would pay more for milk. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said farmers will be in a hurry to sell to the governament, creating a shortage in the stores. It is estimated the price of milk could go as high as $8 from a current average of $3.69.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Republicans Matt Temperley and Joseph Selvaggi will face off in the Sept. 6 primary election to challenge U.S. Rep Stephen Lynch in the 8th Congressional District.
Hingham Patch will hold a live chat with Matt Temperley from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30. Temperley is a Quincy Republican candidate running for Congress in the new 8th District, which includes Canton. Temperley will look to challenge Democrat US-Rep Stephen Lynch (D-Boston) in November. Before that, he will oppose Joseph Selvaggi of Boston in the Sept. 6 primary election. During the chat, readers can go to Canton.Patch.com and ask Temperley a question and he will answer it instantly.
Republicans Joseph Selvaggi and Matt Temperley will face off in the Sept. 6 primary election to challenge U.S. Rep Stephen Lynch in the 8th Congressional District.
Canton Patch will hold a live chat with Joseph Selvaggi from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Selvaggi is a Boston Republican candidate running for Congress in the new 8th District, which includes Canton. Selvaggi will look to challenge Democrat US-Rep Stephen Lynch (D-Boston) in November. Before that, he will oppose Matt Temperley of Quincy in the Sept. 6 primary election. During the chat, readers can go to Canton.Patch.com and ask Selvaggi a question and he will answer it.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Congressman Stephen Lynch met residents at town hall in Canton on Thursday.
U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch came to Canton yesterday to talk to residents about the economy, healthcare, jobs and foreign relations. At Canton Town Hall Thursday afternoon, Lynch addressed a small crowd of about 20 residents, and held a question and answer session as part of a Congress in Your Corner tour across his district. Board of Selectmen Chairman John Connolly introduced the congressman, who represents the ninth district, which includes Canton. Lynch hosted the series of meetings from Monday through Saturday to reach out to the 640,000 folks he represents in the ninth district. "It's been a whirlwind so far," Lynch told the crowd of his Massachusetts tour. He gave an overall update of the last few months of Congress, including …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Canton's congressman introduced the Confidential Informant Accountability Act of 2011.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, who represents the Town of Canton, introduced H.R. 3228, the Confidential Informant Accountability Act of 2011 on Friday, October 14. The bill would increase Congressional oversight of law enforcement agencies’ use of confidential informants as well as strengthen provisions to allow victims to recover by extending the statute of limitations for tort claims arising out of criminal misconduct by a confidential informant. “While the use of confidential informants can be an effective crime-fighting tool, unfortunately, we have also seen the practice abused, innocent people killed, falsely imprisoned and families torn apart as a result,” Congressman Stephen F. Lynch said. “By enhancing Congressional oversight, …
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch held a telephone meeting with seniors from the Ninth Congressional District on Friday about the debt ceiling and it's potential impact on Social Security.
With several possible solutions to the U.S. debt limit issue in play and even more opinions on how those results could affect Social Security, seniors in the Ninth Congressional District, which includes Canton, have been reaching out to Congressman Stephen F. Lynch for answers. In a telephone town hall meeting on Friday, July 29, Lynch vowed to protect seniors and Social Security as the deadline to raise the national debt limit approaches. The Treasury Secretary has said the limit of $14 trillion will be reached by Aug. 2. Over the past two weeks, the Democratic congressman said his offices in Boston, Brockton and D.C. were all inundated with calls about the debt limit. Between 80 and 90 percent were from seniors asking questions about the…
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Congressman Lynch was elected in 2001 and serves a wide area that includes parts of Boston and the South Shore.
After 90 minutes discussing a wide range of local and national issues, Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-MA, turned the attention of his Braintree audience on Monday morning to South Boston, to a wall stocked full of canned soup. "Sometimes we get caught up in the lives of the rich and famous," Lynch said, instead extolling the approach of his parents, whose frugality, wrought by living through the Great Depression and World War II, he called an example of the kind of burden sharing America requires to stimulate economic recovery. "We will get the economy back on track," Lynch said. "It won't be tomorrow but it will be in the medium term... we'll be a better nation going forward." Along with talk of the economy, gas prices and the ever-rising cost of …
Friday, April 8, 2011
If federal lawmakers do not come to a budget agreement by deadline, some questions you need to ask.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers will–eventually–make a budget deal. But what could happen in the meantime? To judge by the last time, when the government closed down in 1995-1996: essential work goes on, but "non-essential" does not. Since that overview is a little ambiguous, Patch explored possible impact on what you might need or want to do after the midnight Friday deadline. Q: Will my Congressmember's office be open and taking phone calls or emails to let them know how I feel about this? A: Still to be determined, but probably not. According to U.S. Sen. John Kerry's press secretary Whitney Smith, if the government shuts down, the question remains as to which staffers are considered "essential" and "non-essential;" Smith says there…
Friday, February 11, 2011
Junior Statesmen of America Club participates in a three-day trip to learn about government.
Welcome to Washington D.C, Junior Statesmen of America! Today is Friday, February 11 and it is also the day that a handful of lucky Canton High students embark on a three-day trip to D.C. to participate in a mock congress. This trip is not a vacation for the students but more of a weekend jam-packed with early morning meetings, lectures from guest speakers of a high caliber, such as people who work closely with our own President Obama, high spirited debates, congressional hearings and the incredible midnight monument tour. Despite being a jam-packed weekend, it is exciting and exhilarating to participate in these debates and hear people with completely different opinions defend their perspectives. On top of that, you get the opportunity to…