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POLITICS: Fitzpatrick joins GOP “Patriot Program”

The National Republican Congressional Committee has included U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-8th dist.) in its 10-member Patriot Program. Fitzpatrick and the other incumbents are being targeted by Democrats for defeat in 2018. The NRCC will help them with organizing and fundraising. Last year, Fitzpatrick beat Democrat Steve Santarsiero with 54.43 percent of the vote. Donald…

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Bucks County adopts hazard mitigation plan

All 54 municipalities in Bucks County have adopted the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, according to Lynn Bush, executive director of the county Planning Commission. The plan outlines strategies to address 21 emergencies including bridge collapses, transportation accidents, catastrophic weather and pandemics. Any municipality that did not sign on would have to create its own, and…

the Bensalem, Centennial, New Hope-Solebury and Quakertown school districts and the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, officials expressed their concerns as they begin to work out their own district budgets.

Bucks school officials talk property tax elimination bill, state budget concerns

Before 2017-2018 state budget talks even begin, administrators in Bucks County school districts are worried about the immediate future of education funding in the state. During a press conference held last week by representatives from the Bensalem, Centennial, New Hope-Solebury and Quakertown school districts and the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, officials expressed their concerns as…