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News and Action Summary for September 5, 2014

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News Posts, September 5, 2014

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Fact of the Week: One in Seven U.S. Households Is Food Insecure Report Indicates State of Working PA Isn’t Working So Well Giving Away the Golden Egg: Shale … Continue reading

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Giving Away the Golden Egg: Shale Tax Revenue Could Top $1 Billion by 2015-16

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/august/giving-away-golden-egg-shale-tax-revenue-could-top-1-billion-2015-16 Aug 28, 2014 10:04 am | Sharon Ward Here’s one estimate that Pennsylvania exceeded in 2014—gas production in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region came in ahead of projections for the first half of the year. Had Pennsylvania adopted … Continue reading

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Don’t Allow the CIA to Cover-Up the Truth About Its Use of Torture

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Earlier this month, President Obama and the CIA sent a redacted version of the torture report back to the Senate Intelligence Committee.  Unfortunately, according to those who saw it, the suggested redactions … Continue reading

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Report Indicates State of Working PA Isn’t Working So Well

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-02/budget-policy-and-priorities/report-indicates-state-of-working-pa-isnt-working-so-well/a41464-1 September 2, 2014 – Tom Joseph, Public News Service (PA) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania isn’t making the grade in terms of job growth and economic growth in a just-released study from the Keystone Research Center. The 2014 … Continue reading

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Children Fleeing Violence Cannot Wait

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): DHS reports that over 45,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended in 2014, and by the end of the year that number could grow to 90,000. Members of Congress left for August recess without … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: One in Seven U.S. Households Is Food Insecure

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2014/09/04/fact-week-one-seven-u-s-households-food-insecure/#.VAo By Lecia Imbery September 4, 2014 More than 17.5 million American households had trouble providing adequate food for everyone in their family at some point in 2013, according to new data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) … Continue reading

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Send a Message to PA Senators: Overturn Citizens United—Vote on September 8

From Corporate Accountability International (http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/): In just a few days, the U.S. Senate is set to vote on a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. This has been a long time coming. Since the day it was handed down, Corporate … Continue reading

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Tell the Senate to Regulate Money in Politics—Vote for Democracy for All Amendment

From the Story of Stuff (http://storyofstuff.org/): Our democracy is in trouble. Corporate cash swamps our elections and our government, drowning out the voices of ordinary citizens and undermining the fundamental promise of political equality for all. A narrow set of … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for August 28, 2014

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