Monthly Archives: June 2013

News and Action Summary for June 28, 2013

Download a pdf version of the June 28, 2013 News and Action Summary! News Summary 6-28-13

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News Posts, June 28, 2013

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: School Funding Top Concern for Pennsylvanians—and Should Be for Lawmakers Too http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=15699 Current Budget Plan Locks in Most of the School Funding Cuts http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=15703 Keystone Research Explains How … Continue reading

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Newly Posted Resources—June 28, 2013

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Get Involved in Climate Change Through GreenFaith http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=15680

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Keystone Research Explains How the Senate Finance Pension Proposal Would Harm Taxpayers

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): Memorandum To: Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly From: Dr. Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director, Keystone Research Center Date: June 24, 2013 Re: Senate Finance Committee Pension Proposal (SB 922) Would Harm Taxpayers View, print and … Continue reading

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Current Budget Plan Locks in Most of the School Funding Cuts

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): HARRISBURG, PA (June 21, 2013) — Nearly 85 percent of the cuts to public school classrooms enacted in the past two years remain intact in the state budget plan before the Legislature, … Continue reading

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School Funding Top Concern for Pennsylvanians—and Should Be for Lawmakers Too

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Public school funding is a top concern among Pennsylvania voters, according to a new poll (http://pennbpc.org/EducationPoll2013) that comes as state lawmakers are debating a budget locking in nearly 85% of the classroom … Continue reading

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Stop School Funding Ignorance Now: A Philadelphia Story

From Jan Resseger, Minister for Public Education and Witness, United Church of Christ (http://www.ucc.org/justice/public-education): Rutgers school finance professor Bruce Baker has written Stop School Funding Ignorance Now: A Philadelphia Story (http://schoolfinance101.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/stop-school-funding-ignorance-now-a-philadelphia-story/). Baker is responding to school “deformer” Andy Smarick who tweeted, … Continue reading

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Support the Fair Minimum Wage Act

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): For 75 years, the Federal Labor Standard’s Act of 1938 has protected workers with a standard work week, minimum wage and overtime pay, and it prohibited child labor in America. But these days, it seems … Continue reading

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How the Supreme Court Decision on the Voting Rights Act Affects Pennsylvania

From the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (http://www.pilcop.org/): The United States Supreme Court held today in Shelby County v. Holder, a 5-4 ruling, that affects Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  The Court holds the law unconstitutional and that … Continue reading

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Get Involved in Climate ChangeThrough GreenFaith

From GreenFaith (http://greenfaith.org): Climate change and environmental protection are the defining moral issues of our time. Yesterday, the President made an important speech on climate change.  He released the administration’s Climate Action Plan – the most far-reaching action on climate … Continue reading

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