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  • “YESTERDAY IS OVER: Marco Rubio”
    American history records Ben Fernandez as the first legitimate Hispanic candidate for President. Republican Fernandez, a financial whiz, ran for the GOP nomination in 1980, the year Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter for President. On hundred and 12 years before, however, if he had wanted the Presidency, Civil War hero, Admiral David Farragut, would have been the first Hispanic President of the United States. He chose not to accept the GOP nomination and it went to U.S. Grant instead. Farragut’s father came from Spain in the 1770s. Eight years later, the United States experienced its ....


  • Latinos and the 2014 Elections
    All elections matter. This November, Americans will choose governors in 36 states, elect the entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate, select a great majority of their state legislators, and decide who will represent them in hundreds of local elections. The decisions these officials make will impact the lives of Latinos across the country on issues ranging from the quality of children's education to the ability of families to access health care, obtain quality jobs, own their own homes, and pursue the American Dream. Here are five reasons Latinos should vote in Nove....
  • Sept. 27: 2014 Sussex County Homebuyer Fair
    Sussex County Government is hosting its first annual Homeowner Fair on Saturday, September 27th from 9 am to 1 pm. Participants will get a FREE copy of their credit report and a mini-counseling sessions with a HUD-approved housing counselor. The counseling session will include prequalification services, as well as preliminary work plans and budgets. The goal of the Homebuyer Fair is to provide individuals and families thinking about homeownership with their credit information, an approximation of what house price range they might qualify for, and a preliminary work plan to become mortgage....
  • Sussex County proposes $117.7 million budget for Fiscal 2014
    Georgetown, Del., May 21, 2013: Sussex County plans to head into the 2014 fiscal year a little leaner, but healthier financially thanks to increased revenues and lower debt that will translate into reduced sewer fees for most public wastewater customers and no change in the County’s property tax rate. County leaders on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, unveiled the proposed $117.7 million budget for the 2014 fiscal year, an overall plan that is down by approximately $3.4 million, or nearly 3 percent, from the current year’s $121.1 million budget. The decrease is largely the result of reductions in s....
  • Sen. Carper Statement on Fiscal Cliff Vote
    Washington, DC (Jan. 1, 2013) – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement on the fiscal cliff vote: "Following our failure to craft a comprehensive deficit reduction plan in 2011, Congress put in place a set of tax increases and spending cuts in discretionary programs that, if enacted, would be painful and potentially damaging to our economy. The purpose of this so-called 'fiscal cliff' was to force our hand to come up with a grand bargain to get our nation's fiscal house in order and make the tough decisions that we, as l....
  • Voice your opinion on potential Fiscal Cliff deal
    It goes without saying: we are in a bad economic situation. We are living it each day in our homes and our workplaces. The Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies understands that the government needs to take immediate action to keep us from falling off the "Fiscal Cliff"* at the end of the month. Currently, there is a deal on the table that includes limiting the charitable giving incentive. The New York Times is reporting that Speaker Boehner is willing to accept President Obama's plan to limit the value of itemized deductions to 28%, as part of a fiscal cliff deal. This includes....
  • Former NBC legal exec warns of looming threat to free speech in the U.S.
    The man who served as NBC-TV’s legal counsel for 25 years warns the FCC is poised to resurrect broad censorship rules that were revoked in 1987 because of their chilling effect on both free speech and the television press. Corydon B. Dunham says the proposed new Localism, Balance and Diversity Doctrine could eventually also affect news on the Internet. The FCC is reportedly planning to transfer the broadcast spectrum used by local television to the Internet to make it the nation’s primary communications platform, and the agency has started to regulate the Internet. In his new book, Gov....
  • Facts and Figures on Drawdown in Iraq
    “Let me say this as plainly as I can: by August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end.” - President Barack Obama, Camp Lejeune, February 27, 2009 Troops and Change of Mission When President Obama took office in January 2009, there were 144,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. At his Camp Lejeune speech on February 27, 2009, President Obama announced that the United States would end its combat mission on August 31, 2010, and retain a transitional force of up to 50,000 U.S. troops to train and advise Iraqi Security Forces; conduct partnered and targeted counter-terrorism operations; and protec....
  • Obama Administration Names William Donald Clifton II to Serve as State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency in Delaware
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2008- The Obama Administration today announced that William Donald Clifton II will serve as Delaware State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency at the USDA. “William Donald Clifton has a solid understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our rural communities and will help build on the Obama Administration’s efforts to rebuild and revitalize rural America,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Clifton is the President of Farmers First Services Inc. (FFS), an agricultural consulting business, and his family farm, Clifton Farms Inc. At FFS, Clift....
  • U.S. Department of Labor announces $500 million for 5 grant solicitations to train workers for green jobs
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – During a visit to Memphis today, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced five grant competitions, totaling $500 million, to fund projects that prepare workers for green jobs in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. “Emerging green jobs are creating opportunities for workers to enter careers that offer good wages and pathways to long term job growth and prosperity,” said Secretary Solis. “Workers receiving training through projects funded by these competitions will be at the forefront as our nation transforms the way we generate electricity, manufacture....
    WASHINGTON - The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) met today for the first time under the Obama Administration. U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki chaired the meeting, at which U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan was elected rotating Chair for the upcoming year and U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was elected Vice Chair. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Melody Barnes, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, attended the meeting. The mission of the USICH is to coordinate the federal res....
  • El Vicepresidente Biden anuncia el pago de $250 de recuperación económica para los beneficiarios de Seguro Social y SSI que se enviará en mayo
    El Vicepresidente Joe Biden y el Comisionado del Seguro Social, Michael J. Astrue, anunciaron hoy que el gobierno federal enviará los pagos de recuperación económica de $250 a las personas quienes reciben beneficios de Seguro Social y Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI, sus siglas en inglés), comenzando a principios de mayo del 2009 y continuará durante todo el mes. No se requiere acción alguna para recibir el pago, que se enviará por separado del pago mensual regular de la persona. «La Administración del Seguro Social y el Comisionado Astrue han estado trabajando de cerca con otras age....
  • La Carrera Hacia el Futuro
    La “Carrera a la Cima” es el nombre del fondo educativo dentro del paquete de estímulo económico de la administración de Obama. El secretario de educación Arne Duncan recientemente delineó su plan de juego para este fondo, y éste incluye el establecimiento de estándares académicos más altos, el dar seguimiento a los logros del estudiantado, y el fomentar programas innovadores como los que usualmente emplean las escuelas “charter”. El Consejo Nacional de la Raza – la organización nacional más grande de defensa de los derechos civiles de los hispanos en Estados Unidos – ha apoyado estos objeti....
  • Se Delinean las Reglas de Elegibilidad para EITC
    El Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo (EITC) es un crédito tributario para personas que trabajan pero que no ganan ingresos altos. El EITC es una herramienta valiosa para ayudar a los contribuyentes elegibles a disminuir sus impuestos o a reclamar un reembolso. El IRS quiere que todos los contribuyentes elegibles reclamen este crédito. Muchos contribuyentes que califican para el EITC también podrían ser elegibles para la preparación y presentación electrónica gratis de sus declaraciones de impuestos a través de profesionales en impuestos y voluntarios que participen. Los contribuyentes y los pr....
  • IRS y Socios Llaman a una Alerta de EITC; Crédito Podría Rendir Reembolsos Mayores para Millones de Contribuyentes
    El Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS) y socios comunitarios a través de la nación lanzaron una Alerta sobre el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo (EITC) para promover un crédito tributario que podría ser un salvavidas financiero crítico para muchas personas en los Estados Unidos este año. También se recomiendan las opciones para la preparación tributaria gratuita. La agencia anunció que muchos de sus Centros de Ayuda al Contribuyente abrirán sus puertas en algunos sábados del mes de febrero para ayudar a los contribuyentes que son elegibles para el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso d....
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