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Gov. Wolf Should Veto Hidden Tax Increase That Could Hike Water Rates by Hundreds of Millions

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2016/march/gov-wolf-should-veto-hidden-tax-increase-could-hike-water-rates-hundreds-millions Mar 28, 2016 01:58 pm | Stephen Herzenberg As most readers of this blog know, Pennsylvania just concluded a 2015-16 budget process nine months late because the legislative majority was unwilling to raise enough revenue to begin … Continue reading

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Attorney General Candidates Forum—April 13, Harrisburg

What: Members of the Pennsylvania media will pose questions to candidates running for attorney general. The questions asked to the candidates will cover topics of concern for residents of Pennsylvania. Forum attendees will include: Candidates: Senator John Rafferty (tentative) Joe … Continue reading

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Access to Paid Sick Days is Key to Equal Pay

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): Last week marked the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (LLFPA). The LLFPA was just the start of President Obama’s long-term focus on promoting equal protections for women. More recently, he … Continue reading

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Tell President Obama: It’s Time to End the Torture of Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): President Obama has fundamentally questioned the use of solitary, instructing the Attorney General to conduct a nationwide review of the practice. It is imperative that such a review create a clear pathway … Continue reading

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10 Facts About Religion in America

August 27, 2015 By Michael Lipka It’s a fascinating time for conversations about faith in the United States, with Pope Francis set to visit next month, a presidential election on the horizon and major trends reshaping the country’s religious landscape. One … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Welcome Event Planning Toolkit

From Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org): Pope Francis arrives in just over 4 weeks, and millions will flock to see him in Philadelphia, DC and New York. Thousands more from all faith backgrounds will host join welcome events in cities … Continue reading

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Lower PA Electric Bills Possible Under EPA Clean Power Plan

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-27/environment/lower-pa-electric-bills-possible-under-epa-clean-power-plan/a47239-1 July 27, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – An Environmental Protection Agency plan to cut carbon pollution should actually save Pennsylvania families money, if meeting the plan … Continue reading

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News Posts, June 26, 2015

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies In Fair Housing Act Case, Supreme Court Backs ‘Disparate Impact’ Claims PA Law that Allowed Gun Rights Groups to Sue Cities is Unconstitutional, … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—June 26, 2015

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Executive Director—Lancaster County Council of Churches Lancaster County Council of Churches—Food Hub Manager

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PA Law that Allowed Gun Rights Groups to Sue Cities is Unconstitutional, Commonwealth Court Rules

By Christine Vendel | cvendel@pennlive.com  on June 25, 2015 at 9:35 AM, updated June 25, 2015 at 11:30 AM The Commonwealth Court on Thursday struck down a controversial Pennsylvania law that allowed any legal gun owner to sue municipalities over gun regulations … Continue reading

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