Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Strange Media Coverage of Obama’s Education Policies

From a Washington Post blog by Valerie Strauss called “The Answer Sheet: A School Survival Guide for Parents (And Everyone Else) posted September 30, 2010:   NBC News president Steve Capus said that his network’s Education Nation ( summit this … Continue reading

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House Adjourns without Acting on Child Nutrition Reauthorization

From Food Research and Action Council (   Congress adjourned without the House acting on child nutrition, meaning that it did not pass the Senate’s flawed bill that cut SNAP/Food Stamps. It’s anticipated that the House of Representatives will take … Continue reading

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PA House Passes Severance Tax for Gas Extraction

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (   On September 29, the Pennsylvania House voted 104-94 to enact a responsible severance tax on natural gas that ensures drillers pay their fair share.   Senate Bill 1155 (, as amended … Continue reading

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Learn About Gubernatorial Candidates’ Plans for Education

From the Education Policy and Leadership Center (   Both candidates for Governor have released plans for education.  Here are links to their education plans.   To read Dan Onorato’s plan for Pre-K – 12 education go to To … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Representative to Support SB 900 “The Blight Bill” Plus the Taylor Amendment to Establish Land Banks

From the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (   SB 900, the Neighborhood Blight Reclamation and Revitalization Act (, is on the move.  It was reported out of the House Urban Affairs Committee on September 29 and is scheduled for second … Continue reading

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Profile of Pennsylvania’s Unemployed Report Released

From United Way of Pennsylvania (   Today, United Way of Pennsylvania participated in a statewide press conference and statewide conference call with state Labor & Industry Secretary Sandi Vito to unveil a Profile of Pennsylvania’s Unemployed.   The report … Continue reading

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Help Needed Now for Growing Number of Children in Poverty

From Coalition on Human Needs (   At least one in four children was poor in nearly 190 counties in 39 states in 2009, a time of severe recession. In 33 counties in 17 states, at least one in three children … Continue reading

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Violence in the Bible: What’s a Christian to Do?—October 16, Lancaster

From Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness (   Dr. Julia O’Brien, Old Testament Professor at Lancaster Theological Seminary will present Violence in the Bible: What’s a Christian to Do? on Saturday, October 16, 9:00 – 11:30 A.M. at the Parish Resource … Continue reading

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Christian Peacemaker Team/Colombia—October 12, Lancaster

From Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness (   The Christian Peacemaker Team/Columbia will do a presentation on their peacemaking work in Colombia, South America amidst 60 years of war.   Tuesday, October 12, 7:00 P.M. Church of the Apostles U.C.C., 1850 … Continue reading

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Kaiser Poll: More Than Half of Americans Confused About Health Reform

Shared by Faith in Public Life (   By Huma Khan – ABC News, The Note September 27, 2010 Six months after the passage of the health care law, more than half of Americans are still confused about it, according … Continue reading

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