Local News 10/18/22

News for Tues October 18, 2022

The Student Loan Forgiveness Application Process has opened.

If you have qualifying student loan debt  you can now apply for debt relief.  The U.S. Department of Education on Monday launched a website where those with federally-held student loans can apply for up to 20-thousand dollars in relief.  President Biden yesterday called the program a game-changer for millions of Americans.  The application portal can be found at student-aid-dot-gov.

Triple-A reports the average price of a gallon of regular fuel is now three-dollars-and-99-cents.  That’s unchanged from a week ago and up 5-cents from where prices stood a month ago.  The average cost of a gallon of regular fuel in Pennsylvania is three-dollars-and-95-cents.

Pennsylvanians wanting to vote in the mid-term election have one week left to register.  Monday, October 24th is the last day to register by mail, online or in-person at local election offices.  Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th.

Governor Tom Wolf is pushing for the legalization of marijuana.  Governor Wolf said today that legalization of marijuana is what Pennsylvanians want.  Wolf also said legalization of marijuana would create jobs and boost the state’s budgets.  The Democrat added it’s long past time justice is restored to those harmed by criminalization of pot.

Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate is hammering his opponent over his alleged failure to show up for work as the Lieutenant Governor.  Dr. Mehmet Oz today accused John Fetterman of collecting nearly 80-thousand dollars of what he called Fetterman’s “taxpayer-funded paycheck while not showing up to work.”  Oz said that totals 245-thousand dollars.  Oz said Fetterman can’t be trusted to show up for Pennsylvanians in Washington if he’s elected.