Year: 2013


Fact Sheet: Pa. Should Take Federal Opportunity to Expand Medicaid Coverage

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides states with the opportunity to expand Medicaid coverage in 2014 to adults with...

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Testimony: Medicaid Expansion Integral to Making Health Coverage Available and Affordable to Millions

The Medicaid expansion is an integral part of the goal of making health coverage available and affordable to millions...

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America‰’s Food Security Program in Danger

Cutting SNAP will increase hunger and poverty, hurt our local economy, and shift the pain of budget cuts onto...

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Liquor Revenue Necessary to Prevent 3,783 Layoffs in School District of Philadelphia

New revenue from the city and state is necessary to avoid the most harmful cuts and avert the long-term...

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School Code Bill Sets Education Funding ‘Formula’

The School Code (House Bill 1141, PN 2200) establishes a new basic education funding ‰”formula‰” with a base distribution...

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Statement: Budget Falls Short on Education, Health Care, Tax Reform

PA Budget for 2013-2014 fails to adequately address the enormity of the funding crisis facing Pennsylvania schools. 80 percent...

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Statement: Governor’s Budget Does Little to Undo Damage of Last Two Years

Statement on the Governor’s budget, 2013: The Governor’s budget fails to provide sustainable funding to reduce class sizes in...

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Prioritize Schools and Communities Over New State Tax Cuts, Local Officials Urge Harrisburg

Local officials from across Pennsylvania came to Harrisburg in June of 2013 with a message for state lawmakers: prioritize...

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Press Release: Mother‰’s Day Report Highlights Pennsylvania‰’s Working Moms

In Pennsylvania, the EITC and CTC lifted 118,000 children out of poverty annually between 2009 and 2011. These credits,...

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Bill to Close Tax Loopholes Doesn’t Get the Job Done

A recent proposal to close corporate tax loopholes that drain millions of dollars annually from Pennsylvania schools, colleges, and...

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