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!”

Sen. Haywood & Rep. McCarter Host Insurance Enrollment Event

Philadelphia – December 11, 2018 — Yesterday, State Senator Art Haywood and State Representative Steve McCarter co-hosted an event to allow constituents to enroll in affordable healthcare insurance. “Healthcare is vital for all and this...

Senator Hughes, Senator Haywood to hold roundtable on fair housing in Philadelphia

Philadelphia – December 10, 2018 –State Senator Vincent Hughes (D- Philadelphia/Montgomery) will join State Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) activists, advocates, and community organizations for a roundtable discussion on...

Senator Haywood Announces Career and Technical Education Equipment Grants for Montgomery County

Philadelphia – November 28, 2018  —Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Education announced $1.2 million dollars in funding to 38 Career and Technical Educational Centers in the state, three of which are in Senator Haywood’s district. “I...

First blood tests in Bucks, Montco show above-average contamination after tainted water

By Laura McCrystal and Justine McDaniel

Residents in Bucks and Montgomery Counties who participated in a blood-testing program because their drinking water was contaminated by chemicals on nearby military bases have a dramatically higher presence of some chemicals in their blood than the general U.S. population — in the case of one chemical, five times more than the typical American.

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First blood tests in Bucks, Montco show above-average contamination after tainted water

By Laura McCrystal and Justine McDaniel

Residents in Bucks and Montgomery Counties who participated in a blood-testing program because their drinking water was contaminated by chemicals on nearby military bases have a dramatically higher presence of some chemicals in their blood than the general U.S. population — in the case of one chemical, five times more than the typical American.

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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