Tell Pennsylvania’s Senators to Say NO to Graham-Cassidy “Health Care” Bill

The Senate leadership and Trump Administration are pulling out all the stops now to get at least 50 Republicans to vote for the Graham-Cassidy bill to dramatically cut and later repeal most of the Affordable Care Act. They only have until … Continued

Thank or Spank PA Representatives for Vote Stripping CFPB Authority Over Payday Lenders

From Americans for Financial Reform (http://www.ourfinancialsecurity.org): The House of Representatives voted to strip the CFPB of all authority over payday lenders. The House Appropriations Bill includes language to eliminate the Consumer Bureau’s authority to enforce the law against payday lenders … Continued

What if Cities Combined Car-Based Solutions with Transit to Improve Access to Opportunity?

Rolf Pendall, Evelyn Blumenberg, Casey Dawkins June 22, 2016 Download pdf Abstract This essay argues that transportation policies need to overcome the “cars versus transit” mentality that isolates the urban poor from economic opportunities. It proposes creating new regional coalitions … Continued

Child & Adult Poverty Down in 2016 – But Policy, Budget Upheavals Risk Increase in 2017 and Beyond

Posted at http://www.clasp.org/news-room/news-releases/child-adult-poverty-down-in-2016-but-policy-budget-upheavals-risk-increase-in-2017-and-beyond SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 CLASP Infographic on Census Data Here. Washington, DC, September 12, 2017—Annual data out today from the U.S. Census Bureau on poverty and income in 2016—along with a separate report on health care coverage—point to meaningful … Continued

Budget Impasse Called Man-Made Disaster for Schools

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-09-14/education/budget-impasse-called-man-made-disaster-for-schools/a59426-1 September 14, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window If a revenue bill is not passed by Friday, school funding may be cut by $1 billion. (12019/Pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. — While … Continued

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