Monthly Archives: May 2012

Opening Doors: The Nation’s Comprehensive Strategy to Prevent and End Homelessness–June 20, Harrisburg

From the Homeless Action and PA Providers Network (http://www.pec-cares.org/index.php?page=leadership): How does your county line up with the National Plan to End Homelessness? Join The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania And Homeless Action Pa Providers Network (HAPPN) for a FREE Presentation With … Continue reading

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Urge the Senate to Preserve and Restore Juvenile Justice Funding

From Act 4 Juvenile Justice (http://www.act4jj.org/): As early as June 5, the U.S. Senate will take up S. 2323 (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s2323), its version of the Commerce, Justice Science and Related Agencies (CJS) appropriations bill which, among other things, provides federal funding … Continue reading

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Payday Loans Are Bad for Consumers

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): Posted by Mark Price on May 22, 2012 In case you missed it, The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a strong editorial Monday against legalizing predatory payday lending in Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Inquirer — Payday loan bill … Continue reading

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Survey Says: Students In PA Pay Price for Further Education Cuts

From Public News Service-PA (http://www.publicnewsservice.org): (05/29/12) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Bigger class sizes and fewer class offerings are likely byproducts of massive funding cuts to public schools in the Keystone State. So says a new survey from the Pennsylvania Association of … Continue reading

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Report Says Climate Change Could Turn Summer Heat Deadly

From Public News Service-PA (http://www.publicnewsservice.org): (05/29/12) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Thousands of people in Pennsylvania could die by the end of the century as a direct result of summer heat driven to extremes by climate change, according to a new report … Continue reading

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Support Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): The Violence Against Women Act offers critical protections for immigrants and other survivors of domestic violence. The current law passed in 1994 and has been reauthorized twice since. Since abusers often exploit … Continue reading

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Support Public Education in PA Budget

From the Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign (http://www.paschoolfunding.org): The Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign has been urging you to oppose the Governor’s proposed budget for 2012-2013.  It was a proposal that would add more funding cuts to school districts on top of … Continue reading

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Sign the Better Budget Petition for Pennsylvania

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Governor Tom Corbett can’t escape the call to close corporate tax loopholes in Pennsylvania — even before the business-friendly audience of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. As the Philadelphia Daily News … Continue reading

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PA General Assembly Is Advancing a Budget that Leaves Money on the Table

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): House Budget Vote Planned for Week of June 4 The Pennsylvania General Assembly is advancing a state budget that leaves money on the table that could be used to restore cuts to … Continue reading

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