Monthly Archives: September 2013

Property Tax Shift Bills on Their Way to House Floor for Consideration This Week

Posted at Sep 23, 2013 12:42 pm | Michael Wood On the first day of the new legislative session and at the same time a number of education groups were rallying in the Capitol Rotunda for more adequate state … Continue reading

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Divest & Reinvest Now: Conference Call with Bill McKibben—October 3, National

From GreenFaith ( October 3, 2013, 8:00-9:00 pm ET With his galvanizing article in Rolling Stone Magazine in the summer of 2012, Bill McKibben elevated support for fossil fuel divestment and reinvestment in a clean energy future into a global … Continue reading

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Gun Safety in a Free Society—October 6, Pittsburgh

An Allegheny County Conversation October 6, 2013, 1-5pm, Oakland There are 90 guns per 100 Americans, more gun accidents than deaths, more gun suicides than homicides. Please register for small group moderated discussions, and help find a solution.  Organized by … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections Extended to Home Care Workers

From the Coalition on Human Needs ( On September 17, the US Department of Labor announced that it will extend minimum wage laws and overtime protection to all home care aides who care for the elderly and people with disabilities … Continue reading

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Court Victory for Bay Clean-Up Advocates in PA

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at (09/23/13) HARRISBURG, Pa. – A victory in federal court in Pennsylvania has been recorded for those in favor of recently-established pollution limits for Chesapeake Bay. Groups including the Farm Bureau and the … Continue reading

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Learning from Others – Defining for Ourselves – Addressing Rural Homelessness—October 16, Bloomsburg

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania ( Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Bloomsburg University Keynote: Keith Wardrip – Community Development Research Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has … Continue reading

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High Road Restaurant Owners Speak Out for Higher Minimum Wage—Help Identify Pennsylvania High Road Owners

Posted at Sep 23, 2013 08:05 am | Stephen Herzenberg A few weeks ago, we responded to criticism about the feasibility of a $15-per-hour wage for fast food workers. In that post, we highlighted two “high road” employers, one … Continue reading

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‘It’s Time’ to Make PA DPW into Department of Human Services

From the Campaign for What Works ( The Campaign for What Works says “It’s Time” to send legislation changing the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services to Governor Corbett for his signature. Bob … Continue reading

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Support BuildItSafe and Let PA Legislators Know You Support Safe Building Codes

From PennFuture ( We’re excited to announce PennFuture’s newest project — ( aims to inform the public about the importance of modern building codes and how Pennsylvania has put building industry profits above the safety, well being and … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for September 20, 2013

Download a pdf version of the September 20, 2013 News and Action Summary! News Summary 9-20-13

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