Clinton addresses statehood, calls for local grassroots groups to not wait for federal government to respond in interview with USVI News

Former President Bill Clinton is advocating for the growth of local grassroots nonprofits in the aftermaths of devastating storms.  Clinton said the U.S. territories like Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands cannot wait for the federal government aid to come in.  Groups like Love City Strong have said there was a lag time in […]

Plaskett chairs first subcommittee hearing

Seniority has its perks for Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett. The third term Democrat is in her first committee chair position during her time in Congress. Plaskett chairs the House Agriculture’s Committee’s Biotech, Horticulture and Research Subcommittee, which had their first meeting Wednesday morning. The subcommittee is focusing on what could be a big move by the […]

Plaskett, Gonzalez-Colon offer solutions as “Medicaid cliff” looms

The clock is ticking for federal lawmakers to avoid what’s known as the “Medicaid cliff.” Key funding for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is set to expire at the end of September, and new legislation to prevent that cliff is expected to drop as soon as next week. When it comes to Medicaid, territories […]