Governor’s Budget Invests More in Early Learning, K-12, and Strong Parenting

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): We’re happy to report that Governor Wolf’s proposed 2018-19 includes substantial investments in early learning, K-12 education and efforts to support strong parenting. See line items related to children’s investments. Below is PPC’s recap … Continued

“Welfare Reform” (in PA) Means Cuts

From Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (https://clsphila.org/): State Bills Would Harm Pennsylvanians Struggling to Get By, and Cost PA Millions in Federal Dollars with No State Savings. The proposals announced by a number of legislators on January 2, 2018 as … Continued

Urge the Governor to Support Adequate Funding for PA Food Programs

From Hunger-Free Pennsylvania (http://www.hungerfreepa.org/): Please urge Governor Wolf to support adequate funding for the State Food Purchase Program and the PA Agricultural Surplus system in the 2018-19 PA budget. First—follow this link: https://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/ Fill in the requested information. When you … Continued

Support Pennsylvania Anti-Hunger Programs

From Hunger-Free Pennsylvania (http://www.hungerfreepa.org/): Join Hunger-Free Pennsylvania share with Governor Wolf how important the State Food Purchase Program and Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System are to low-income families & individuals in Pennsylvania. Please take a moment to read the message If … Continued

Gambling, Deficit Borrowing Are in as Pennsylvania Closes Book on $32.0 Billion State Budget

By: Charles Thompson, Penn Live Updated: October 31, 2017 Closing out Pennsylvania’s 2017-18 state budget proved to be really difficult in Pennsylvania’s current era of divided government. We’ll soon find out what living with the solution will be like. Gov. Tom … Continued

On the Governor’s Plan to Securitize PLCB Profits

HARRISBURG – Marc Stier, Director of the PA Budget and Policy Center, made the following statement after the release of the Governor’s plan to securitize PLCB profits. “As he recognizes, Governor Wolf’s plan to borrow $1.2 billion on the basis … Continued

Without State Budget, Public Schools Face Cuts of $1 Billion—Tell PA Legislators to Pass a Budget

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Unless our state leaders take action to fund the state budget, our public schools could be facing cuts of nearly $1 billion.  The legislature passed budget this summer but not a revenue … Continued

PA Faith Leaders Speak Out on Environmental Loopholes

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-09-25/energy-policy/pa-faith-leaders-speak-out-on-environmental-loopholes/a59541-1 September 25, 2017 – Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Some faith groups say a state budget measure would threaten Pennsylvania’s environment and health.<br />(Hamed Saber/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. — Some Pennsylvania faith … Continued