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Pennsylvania State Budget Cuts Announced

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   With the approval of the Education Jobs and Medical Assistance Act by Congress, Pennsylvania is slated to receive $667 million of state assistance to help with costs for the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program and … Continue reading

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New State Budget Cuts Proposed as FMAP Funding Falls Short

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):   After much debate, Congress approved a $16 billion extension of FMAP funds for states and a $10 billion education jobs fund on August 10, but more state budget cuts are on … Continue reading

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Call for Restoration of Food Stamp Funding

See Action below.   While states celebrated the recent passage of much needed FMAP funding to close state budget gaps, the funding was partially paid for by future cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps. Response came quickly … Continue reading

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Unemployment Benefits Restored for Millions of Workers

Article from the July 26, 2010 edition of the CHN Human Needs Report (http://www.chn.org/humanneeds/100726.html):   After various failed attempts to reinstate the federal unemployment insurance program, Congress succeeded in passing a bill, H.R. 4213 (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-4213), that continues the program through … Continue reading

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Federal FMAP Funding in Jeopardy—Act Now to Save It

From Better Choices for Pennsylvania (http://betterchoicesforpa.com/default.aspx):   FMAP refers to the federal percentage of matching funds for state Medicaid expenditures. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 enhanced the FMAP for states through December 2010 to help address a … Continue reading

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Save Our State Teach-In—July 17, Harrisburg

The security and wellbeing of most Americans is threatened by federal bailouts that provide greater protection to Wall Street rather than Main Street, growing discussion about targeting Social Security and Medicare to address deficit anxiety, the U. S. Senate’s failure … Continue reading

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Minority of Senators Block Jobs and “Tax Extenders” Bill—No Resolution in Sight

From Citizens for Tax Justice (http://www.ctj.org):   President Obama wants to sign a jobs bill into law. The majority of members of the House and Senate want the same thing. So do the two million out-of-work Americans who will have … Continue reading

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Urge PA Congressional Delegation to Pass FMAP Funding Now

The 2010-11 Pennsylvania budget relies on $850 million in enhanced federal FMAP funding for public health and human services that is in jeopardy.   Contact both Senators and your Representative NOW to urge them to approve FMAP funding as soon … Continue reading

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Budget Negotiations Have Reached Crisis Point – Kids Need Your Help NOW!

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org):   Pennsylvania’s budget negotiations have reached a crisis point and your help is urgently needed to move them forward.   There is no question that we are facing budget cuts ranging from … Continue reading

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Support American Jobs & Closing Tax Loopholes Act—Action Needed NOW!

From many sources…   Fifteen million jobless are still waiting for our Senators to finish the job and pass unemployment insurance extension. Millions more are waiting for COBRA health subsidies and aid to states.   The growth in jobs of … Continue reading

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