Monthly Archives: June 2014

Facts on Marcellus Shale Jobs and Taxes

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/june/facts-marcellus-shale-jobs-and-taxes Jun 26, 2014 11:05 am | Michael Wood Last night, the House of Representatives passed a budget plan for 2014-15.  However, how this plan is paid for is still a mystery. One commonsense idea that could still … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—June 27, 2014

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: Social Security Disability Insurance is Vital to American Workers and Their Families: Tell Us Your Story Today!

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Social Security Disability Insurance is Vital to American Workers and Their Families: Tell Us Your Story Today!

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): In addition to providing the foundation for a secure retirement, Social Security protects nearly all American workers and their families in the event that they experience a life-changing disability or illness before retirement. More than … Continue reading

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Act Now to Support the State Housing Trust Fund in PA’s Budget

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): Will funding for the State Housing Trust Fund (PHARE) be in this year’s budget package? Not if we don’t act. Please contact your state legislators now to ask them to support PHARE. It’s time to make … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for June 27, 2014

Download a pdf version of the June 27, 2014 News and Action Summary! News Summary 6-27-14

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News Posts, June 27, 2014

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Media Statement – House Passes David Copperfield Budget Pennsylvania Instructed Its Employees to Ignore Residents Sickened by Drilling Attitudes Toward Poverty Show Dramatic Change PA Bills to ‘Green … Continue reading

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Newly Posted Resources—June 27, 2014

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Voting & Health: 5 Reasons It’s Good For You  

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Governor’s 401(k)-Type Pension Proposal Not a Way Forward

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): With General Assembly support lukewarm towards the Corbett-Tobash hybrid pension plan, some legislators are reportedly dusting off Governor Corbett’s 2013 proposal to eliminate guaranteed pensions entirely. This proposal would create 401(k)-type savings accounts for each … Continue reading

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Protect Tax Credits that Benefit Neighborhoods, Jobs and Food Banks

From the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (http://www.pcrg.org/): Really?!?! Killing neighborhoods, jobs, and food banks is no way to run a state.  Tell Harrisburg to cut it out. In an election year, you would think that politicians would at least try … Continue reading

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Media Statement – House Passes David Copperfield Budget

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Harrisburg (June 24, 2014) – Sharon Ward, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, made the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania House passage of House Bill 2328, the General … Continue reading

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