Sen. Haywood Aside Fellow Legislators Addressed Lead in Pennsylvania Schools at State Capitol News Conference

Harrisburg – October 17, 2018 – Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) hosted a news conference on lead testing in Pennsylvania schools in Harrisburg today at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. In response to receiving a statewide...

Sen. Haywood Applauds Recycling and Collection Grants for the 4th District

PHILADELPHIA, October 12, 2018 – Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia) is pleased to announce four grants that have been awarded to his district to assist with local recycling and leaf collection programs. “These grants are helpful in the...

Sen. Haywood Lauds PAsmart Initiative in Manufacturing Day Roundtable

Philadelphia – October 4, 2018 – Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) hosted a Manufacturing Day roundtable this morning at Arcadia University. Sen. Haywood led panelists in a discussion on Governor Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, a...

Sen. Haywood Addresses Poverty in Philadelphia at News Conference

Harrisburg – October 2, 2018 – Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) hosted a news conference on solutions to poverty this morning in the Main Rotunda of the State Capitol Building. In response to recent news coverage in the...


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Governor Wolf signs Executive Order establishing a multi-agency PFAS Action Team

Raise the Wage

Fighting to Raise the Minimum Wage in PA

Pennsylvania workers continue to be left behind as this state continues to have a minimum wage that keeps workers below the poverty line,” Sen. Art Haywood said. “The time to increase the wage is now!”



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Haywood Calls for Raising the Minimum Wage

Stacy M. Brown | Tribune Harrisburg Correspondent

Raising the minimum wage in Pennsylvania would go a long way in the fight against poverty, particularly in Philadelphia where the poverty rate is the highest of any big city in the United States, state Sen. Art Haywood said Tuesday during a news conference at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg.

Let’s reduce poverty in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Tribune

The first step toward a solution is admitting there is a problem.

We have a serious problem with poverty in our city.

New office buildings and gentrified neighborhoods tell only part of the story of what is happening in our city.

Raising minimum wage will cut poverty

By Senator Art Haywood | The Philadelphia Tribune

I read the “Broke in Philly” feature in the Sunday Philadelphia Tribune. I agree that fair funding of Philadelphia schools is a priority for lawmakers. We are aware that about 275,000 adults in Philadelphia have incomes below the poverty level. About 136,000 hardworking Philadelphians work in poverty-pay jobs earning less than $10.10 per hour, according to the Keystone Research Center.

Danger at the faucet

The Blade | Editorials

As 50,000 students returned to Detroit Public Schools earlier this month, they found themselves without running water. Tests had found elevated levels of lead in the schools’ drinking water.

“I am turning off all drinking water in our schools until a deeper and broad analysis can be conducted to determine the long-term solutions,” Superintendent Nikolai Vitti told the Detroit community.


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