PA House Passes Bad Charter School Legislation

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): On Tuesday, April 25th, the PA House passed HB 97 by a vote of 108-84. Click HERE to learn if your state representative supported or opposed HB 97. Ten Republicans and 74 Democrats voted against the bill. If … Continued

Fight for $15: Advocates Rally for Increase in Federal Minimum Wage

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/04/27/fight-15-advocates-rally-increase-federal-minimum-wage/ By David Elliot April 27, 2017 Dorothy Staub cherished her job as a caseworker with the National Guard in Erie County, Pennsylvania. She helped veterans handle a wide array of problems, ranging from financial difficulties to mental and … Continued

Bills to Reform Standardized Testing Get Broad Support

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-27/education/bills-to-reform-standardized-testing-get-broad-support/a57456-2 April 27, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Bills would let districts decide if standardized tests should be a graduation requirement. (Alberto G./Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – A package of five … Continued

Latest GOP Health Care Bill Would Raise Premiums for Many, Analysts Say

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-27/health-issues/latest-gop-health-care-bill-would-raise-premiums-for-many-analysts-say/a57456-1 April 27, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Under the new bill, a 40-year-old who had breast cancer would pay $32,740 a year more for insurance, analysts say. (Rhoda Baer/Wikimedia … Continued

Choose Clean Water Coalition Urges Action Now On Water Quality Cleanup Issues

From the Choose Clean Water Coalition (http://www.choosecleanwater.org): Posted: 25 Apr 2017 05:23 AM PDT House members Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) and Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster) and representatives of the Choose Clean Water Coalition Monday urged lawmakers to pass legislation to address Pennsylvania’s … Continued

The 22 Dems Supporting Sanders’ $15 Minimum Wage Bill… and 24 Who Aren’t

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/04/26/22-dems-supporting-sanders-15-minimum-wage-bill-and-24-who-arent Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Common Dreams “Just a few years ago, if you were to say that we need to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, many people would say, ‘You’re crazy!’” By Deirdre … Continued

The New Version of the GOP Health Care Bill is Even Worse Than We Thought

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2017/april/new-version-gop-health-care-bill-even-worse-we-thought Apr 26, 2017 09:57 am | Marc Stier Having failed to enact a plan that would lead 24 million Americans and 1.1 million in PA to lose health insurance, the House Republicans have returned with a new amendment, … Continued

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