PA’s Choice—Protecting the Right to Clean Air and Water

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): PA’s Choice latest “budget stories” video is now online., The video focuses on the importance of adequately funding the protection of our air & water, specifically funding for the state Department of … Continued

Report: Vouchers Fund PA Religious, Private Schools with Taxpayer Dollars

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-10/education/report-vouchers-fund-pa-religious-private-schools-with-taxpayer-dollars/a57195-1 April 10, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window A report found a significant number of religious schools that receive vouchers teach creationism as science. (John Scalz/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Penn. — A … Continued

We Must Have Missed the Memo (on pre-k investments)

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2017/april/guest-blogger-we-must-have-missed-memo Apr 10, 2017 11:55 am | Guest Blogger by Jin David Kim, Communications Director, PCCY Some state representatives, siding with the research and the will of the people they represent, have boarded the quality pre-k train only … Continued

PA Lawmakers Call for “Fair Share Tax”

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-23/budget-policy-and-priorities/pa-lawmakers-call-for-fair-share-tax/a56975-1 March 23, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Since 1979, the income of Pennsylvania’s top 1 percent has increased by 125 percent. (bykst/pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. — State lawmakers and public … Continued

PA’s Choice Introduces “Budget Stories” Campaign

From Pennsylvania’s Choice (http://pachoice.org/): Today we’re pleased to premiere the much-anticipated first “budget stories” video for the PA’s Choice 2017 campaign! The video features Keith from Westmoreland County courageously sharing the story of his successful fight against opioid addiction, stressing … Continued

Budget Watchdog: Bigger Military Budget Could Hurt PA

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-01/budget-policy-and-priorities/budget-watchdog-bigger-military-budget-could-hurt-pa/a56638-2 March 1, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window A higher proposed military budget would mean cuts to domestic spending and foreign aid. (USAF/Wikimedia Commons) HARRISBURG, Pa. – State budgets would … Continued

PennFuture Summary of Environmental Funding in Governor’s Budget

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): The Governor gave is budget address this morning. His staff briefed the environmental community yesterday afternoon on his budget, as well. The top-line narrative of his budget is increasing investment in education, consolidating government, a severance tax, … Continued

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