Readers and One State Lawmaker React to Legislative Challenge

Citizen advocacy isn't easy but is important so a Philly state legislator's teaching it. It’s risky to ask readers to extend themselves on topics to which the vast majority barely pay attention. So it was with trepidation that, in a...
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Here’s how Pennsylvanians can retire with dignity: Art Haywood

We are facing a retirement crisis in Pennsylvania. Currently the fourth-oldest state in the nation, the commonwealth's senior population is only growing. By 2020, more than one in four Pennsylvanians, or 3.5 million people, will be aged...
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State Senators Fight Back on Internet Privacy

The April 3 passage of a law rolling back the Federal Communications Commission's restrictions on internet service and telecommunication providers selling customer data has given way to a new internet privacy measure in the state Senate....
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Haywood pushes for special prosecutor in police involved shootings

With images still fresh of the young Black males who died at the hands of police in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., and his own campaign pledge to affect change remaining a top mission, Philadelphia-based state Sen. Art Haywood...
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Readers and One State Lawmaker React to Legislative Challenge

Citizen advocacy isn't easy but is important so a Philly state legislator's teaching it. It’s risky to ask readers to extend themselves on topics to which the vast majority barely pay attention. So it was with trepidation that, in a column last week, I challenged...
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Here’s how Pennsylvanians can retire with dignity: Art Haywood

We are facing a retirement crisis in Pennsylvania. Currently the fourth-oldest state in the nation, the commonwealth's senior population is only growing. By 2020, more than one in four Pennsylvanians, or 3.5 million people, will be aged 60 or older, according to...
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State Senators Fight Back on Internet Privacy

The April 3 passage of a law rolling back the Federal Communications Commission's restrictions on internet service and telecommunication providers selling customer data has given way to a new internet privacy measure in the state Senate. On March 28, the U.S. House of...
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PA Senator Proposes State Oversight of Officer Involved Shootings

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Montgomery County senator raises questions of fairness in investigating cases in which an officer uses force with a firearm. Local district attorney's typically oversee those investigations, but some say the DAs office is too closely tied to...
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Hughes calls for senator’s removal for remarks on ‘inner-city’ students

State Sen. Vincent Hughes has called for the resignation of Sen. John Eichelberger, chair of the Senate Education Committee, following the Republican senator’s comment that inner city students would fare better in less-intensive academic tracks, as opposed to being...
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