PA House Passes Bad Charter School Legislation

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania ( 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 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 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 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 ( 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 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