Author Archives: Michael Swayze

About Michael Swayze

Former county welfare agency administrator, using a combination of social work and computer skills to share information about community resources via the Internet. Online since 1995.

The Mueller Report

On May 29, 2019 Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, made his first and perhaps only public comment on the Russia investigation which he headed. The following is a transcript of his remarks, as published by The New York … Continue reading

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The 2020 Candidate Pledge

The following is a re-post of an email recently sent by the Indivisible Team, initially introduced in April. Since then 29,000 grassroots activists have signed on to the pledge. It reads as follows: We must defeat Donald Trump. The first … Continue reading

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22nd Ward Open Caucus Makes Endorsements For May 21 Democratic Primary Election

The following is a press release issued today by a group that I strongly support in an effort to bring democratic practices to the Democratic Party in Philadelphia. A group of Democratic committeepeople in Philadelphia’s 22nd Ward met on Thursday … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Campaign Finance Report – Cycle 1

Is the amount a candidate has raised correlate to the chances of winning an election? Perhaps not. Asked differently, would you endorse a candidate who has few dollars in the final weeks of a campaign? Available is a recent analysis … Continue reading

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DCAid – New Screening Tool For Housing and Energy Programs

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Housing and Community Resources recently launched “DCAid”, an eligibility screen tool to help consumers find housing-related assistance programs for which they may qualify. In a press release, Lt. Governor and … Continue reading

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2019 Philadelphia Democratic Primary Candidates

The election process works when voters are given information so as to make an informed decision. For this reason a 2019 Philadelphia Democratic Primary Candidates list has been published. The first step is knowing who are the candidates. The list … Continue reading

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EITC, Vita Sites And Free File

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit for families and individuals who have income from employment. It increases the amount refunded to a taxpayer or reduces the amount of tax owed. You must file a tax … Continue reading

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