Tammy B. Schoonover, Director of Community Services for the Bucks County Opportunity Council, explains how much the value of a tank of gas can mean to someone dealing with homelessness in Bucks County. Recorded March 29, 2018.
The Cook County Board voted to repeal the Sweetened Beverage Tax on October 11, 2017. The tax was projected to bring in $200 million in revenue for 2018. In passing the 2018 budget, the Cook County Board had to find a way to fill the $200 million gap left by the repeal of the tax. Commissioner Silvestri discusses his initial vote against the tax, his vote in favor of the repeal, and how the commissioners and the president came together to pass a balanced budget.
Yolanda Vazquez speaks with Violet M. Apple, the Chief Executive Officer of the the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, about the variety of programs being offered to girls. Also discussed are the many ways the program helps to transform girls into strong women leaders.