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.

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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Participating In Democracy

Last month New Jersey Legislature leaders tried to pass a partisan gerrymandering bill SCR152/ACR205. Fortunately, a host of public interest groups, organizations and concerned citizens were able to thwart the effort to destabilize fair elections. At a hearing in December, … Continue reading

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NJSave – Online Application For Seniors

The New Jersey Division of Aging Services has launched a new online application, NJSave, for the benefit of older New Jerseyans. It is targeted to individuals with lower income or disabilities. The application makes it easier to evaluate program eligibility … Continue reading

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How To Respond

The text below was actually an email sent yesterday by Beto O’Rourke, the Congressman from El Paso, Texas who nearly won a U.S. Senate seat. It is worth reading in light of the recent tear gas assault on refugees on … Continue reading

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Updated Congressional Delegation List – 116th Congress

Many have made it a practice of contacting their representatives in DC, a habit started in January, 2017. To prepare for and to welcome the 116th Congress, an updated list of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania delegations is available online. … Continue reading

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ACA Open Enrollment 11/01/18 – 12/15/18

The Open Enrollment Period under the Affordable Care Act is from November 1 to Friday, December 15. Families in need of health coverage can sign up at HealthCare.gov. The state of New Jersey recently launched a Get Covered NJ website … Continue reading

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