Things You Need to Know Today: New State Rules for Food Stamp Recipients who Win Money in Lottery/Gambling
Here are the things you need to know today......
The city of Augusta is looking at rules for yard sales. According to centralmaine.com there would not be a permit process and would be enforced it there was someone who complained.
Ross Cunningham the president of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is stepping down. According to a chamber email the last day for Ross will be this Friday. He has been with the chamber for two years.
New state rules would do away with food stamp benefits for those who win $5000 or more in the lottery or gambling. Many feel its redundant. According to the Portland Press Herald there are already federal laws to address such issues.
From the Associated Press:
A second round of testing conducted by the Kennebec Water District has found lower levels of lead in the water at Benton Elementary School. The results are lower than what they were before. The second round of testing and an investigation of the school's piping system shows that brass pipes may be the origin of the lead levels.
Some communities around the U.S. are moving polling places out of schools or canceling classes on Election Day, fearing confrontations or even violence that could threaten the safety of students. Some of those fears have been stoked by Donald Trump's appeal to his supporters to watch for fraud at the voting booth.
One down, three to go as the Cleveland Indians attempt to end a 68-year World Series title drought. The Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 Tuesday night in Game 1 at Cleveland. Game 2 is Wednesday at Cleveland, with the start time moved up one hour, at 7:08 p.m. Eastern Time, because of the threat of rain.
Donald Trump says "Obamacare is just blowing up" after the government projected sharp cost increases for President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Trump, armed with fresh political ammunition, has been trekking across must-win Florida, as some residents already have cast their early votes. Trump told supporters at an evening rally in Tallahassee that the health care law is "killing our businesses. It's killing our small businesses. And it's killing individuals."
As Hillary Clinton campaigned Tuesday in Florida, she did not address the projected sharp cost increases for President Barack Obama's signature health care law. But Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri says the Democratic nominee has a plan to lower insurance costs, "both through the public option and a Medicare buy-in."
Authorities say a fan has died after falling 60 feet at the Denver Broncos' stadium following a game Monday night. Stadium Management Co., which operates Sports Authority Field at Mile High, said the fan fell over a railing. He's identified as 36-year-old Jason Coy. Coy fell near the north end of the stadium following the Broncos' game against the Houston Texans.
Justin Timberlake's Instagram posting of himself at the voting booth in Tennessee is drawing questions about whether he was breaking the law. A Tennessee law that took effect earlier this year bars voters from taking photographs or video while they're inside a polling location. Laws nationwide are mixed on whether voters are allowed to take pictures of themselves voting and their ballots. Federal courts have struck down bans in several states.