[Washington, DC] According to exit polls issued by national media outlets, the youth share of the electorate increased to 19 percent in 2012 over 18 percent in 2008.
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Pennsylvania’s controversial new voter ID law has produced attempts to overturn it and attempts to comply with it.
As a Commonwealth Court judge reconsiders the validity of the new voter ID law, a consumer advocacy group says the most common missing element missing on college IDs, including several in the Lehigh Valley, is an expiration date.
Given the history of shady dealings between banks and colleges, Congress needs to take a hard look at the increasingly common practice of schools contracting with banks to disburse financial aiddollars to students.
If no Congressional action is taken, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford Student Loans will double from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1. A group including Pennsylvania students, parents, and thePennsylvania Public Interest Research Group (PennPIRG), a non-profit, non-partisan, public interest advocacy organization, are calling on Pennsylvania Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey to take action to keep interest rates where they are now.
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