Tag Archives: economic stimulus

Opinion: Pray for teachers. Thank a teacher.

Jan Resseger, the UCC’s minister for public education and witness, as written an opinion piece on the impacts of “Race to the Top” for school districts and teachers. The news is somewhat alarming. From her piece:   Some background on … Continue reading

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Back from the Brink: The Recovery Act One Year Later—Conference Resources Available Online

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org) and the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):   As we approach the one-year anniversary of the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Keystone Research Center and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy … Continue reading

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Back from the Brink: The Recovery Act One Year Later—January 15, Harrisburg

From the Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org) and the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):   For the first time in more than two and a half years, Pennsylvania saw its unemployment rate drop in November. Several months of jobs data … Continue reading

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Consensus Among Economists: Federal Stimulus Package Is Working

From the Keystone Research Center:   Nine months after the federal recovery package was enacted, a debate continues to rage over how effective public investments have been at turning the economy around.   The New York Times recently cut through … Continue reading

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Advocate for Hunger Priorities to Support Economic Stimulus

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC, at http://www.frac.org) has reported that beginning in April, changes in the recently-passed economic recovery bill will result in higher benefits for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/Food Stamp participants and bolster the stimulative effect of … Continue reading

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