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Fitzpatrick, Boyle oppose plan to charge service members a fee for GI Bill benefits

A plan to increase benefits from the GI Bill by charging newly enlisted service members has been called "unacceptable" and a tax on troops. 

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, Middletown, wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan last week saying he could not support a measure proposed by House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe, a Republican from Tennessee. Under Roe's plan, new service members would pay $2,400 over two years, or $100 a month, to access the GI Bill's educational benefits.

Levittown woman fights for Rosie the Riveter Day in Washington

She joined the fight more than 70 years ago to help defeat the Nazis in World War II, and she joined the fight more than 30 years ago to have women recognized for their wartime work.

And now on the eve of her 91st birthday and the first national observance of Rosie the Riveter Day, Mae Krier, of Bristol Township, is heading to Washington, D.C. to fight some more.