An independent news publication of
United Way of Lancaster County


Thursday, Aug. 10

Wickersham Elementary School. (Source; School District of Lancaster)

• Pa. SNAP enrollment reaches record high: As of June, more than 1.98 million Pennsylvanians were signed up. Analysts cite inflation and loosened eligibility rules. (Source: WESA)

• Gov. Shapiro continues budget victory lap: He is touting investments in agriculture and education and expansion of senior property tax rebates at events around the states. (Source: ABC 27)

• School District of Lancaster celebrates Wickersham renovations: The $17.5 million project began in June 2021. (Source: LNP)

• Dave McCormick linked to election denier: McCormick, who is expected to seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, will appear at a fundraiser tonight with Sam DeMarco III, who chairs his political action committee. DeMarco was part of a slate of false electors created to help Donald Trump subvert Pennsylvania’s election results. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Shapiro budget expands pool of recipients for property tax, rent rebates: Starting next year, 173,000 households will be added to the 400,000 now eligible. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Nation/world: At least 36 dead in Maui wildfires. (Source: UPI) In raid, FBI kills man accused of threatening Biden. (Source: NPR) Inflation rose 3.2% in July. (Source: CNBC) Ecuadoran presidential candidate assassinated. (Source: AP) Wealthy benefactors funded Justice Thomas’ lavish lifestyle. (Source: Pro Publica) The Band founder Robbie Robertson dies at 80. (Source: ABC News)