The Bellevue Bulletin

Bellevue Bulletin, 11/13/2020

Bellevue Bulletin, 11/13/2020

Federal Biden Wins Pennsylvania, Presidency  Former Vice President Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to win Pennsylvania and the White House.  Biden leads with 307 electoral votes, after flipping a number of states blue.  Erie and Northampton county flipped back to Democratic after going red in 2016, adding to large numbers for Biden in ... Read More
 
Election Update

Election Update

Presidential Update President-Elect Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris have won enough electoral votes to be declared the winners of the 2020 Presidential Election.In Pennsylvania, Vice President Biden made large gains in the surrounding suburban counties (Chester, Montco, Delaware and Bucks), improving on Hillary Clinton’s margins from 2016. For example, Secretary Clinton won Bucks county by ... Read More
 
Bellevue Bulletin, 11/06/2020

Bellevue Bulletin, 11/06/2020

It’s been a turbulent week in American politics, and we know that the unease and uncertainty will likely continue for some time. So, we’ve rounded up some stories about what happened this week aside from the election. Here are some updates from the past week that include ballot questions, COVID-19 updates, and the “most Philly things to happen ... Read More
 
Bellevue Bulletin, 10/16/2020

Bellevue Bulletin, 10/16/2020

Federal Supreme Court allows Trump administration to end census count The Supreme Court has cleared the White House to proceed with its plan to end enumeration for the census early.  Earlier this year, following the COVID outbreak the Trump administration had initially said they required an extension on the census gathering.  Alternatively, they have now ... Read More
 
Bellevue Bulletin 10/09/2020

Bellevue Bulletin 10/09/2020

Exciting Bellevue News Our very own President and CEO, Mustafa Rashed, has been appointed by Governor Tom Wolf as a member of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission.  The Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission is a partnership of business leaders dedicated to ensuring quality education for Pennsylvania’s children by “fostering public and private sector investment ... Read More
 
Bellevue Bulletin 10/02/2020

Bellevue Bulletin 10/02/2020

Federal Pa. Dem lawmakers propose measure to punish faithless electoral college voters Two Democratic state lawmakers are seeking to punish any Pennsylvania electoral college member who votes contrary to the popular vote in the presidential election. It’s not only a Pennsylvania problem – ten electoral college members from Colorado and Washington were found to have ... Read More
 
Bellevue Bulletin 09/25/2020

Bellevue Bulletin 09/25/2020

Federal It’s ‘imperative’ mail-in ballot issues get corrected, U.S. Attorney tells Luzerne County officials Thursday, the Department of Justice launched an investigation in Luzerne County, PA that discovered nine ballots discarded, seven of which were opened.  The U.S. Attorney David Freed sent a letter to Luzerne County elections officials outlining beginnings of an FBI investigation ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates September 16th, 2020

COVID-19 Updates September 16th, 2020

Federal More Americans lacked health insurance last year — even before pandemic hit, census reports The ranks of the nation’s uninsured continued to grow last year, even before the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic that devastated the economy, new federal data show. Nearly 30 million Americans went without health coverage at some point in 2019, up ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates September 14th, 2020

COVID-19 Updates September 14th, 2020

Federal HUD AWARDS NEARLY $2 BILLION IN CARES ACT RELIEF FUNDS, FOCUSING ON COMMUNITIES WITH HIGHER RISK OF EVICTION HUD has announced the allocation of the remaining nearly $2 billion in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds authorized through the CARES Act. HUD allocated these CDBG-CV funds based on criteria determined by Secretary Carson, which takes into ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates September 9th, 2020

COVID-19 Updates September 9th, 2020

Federal Odds shrink for a coronavirus relief deal The Senate is set to vote Thursday on the GOP’s narrow relief proposal that even Republicans acknowledge will not pass. Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Trump administration’s lead negotiator, is tamping down expectations that an agreement can be reached. Senate Republicans released their new coronavirus relief ... Read More