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Pa. Budget Needs to be Shaken Up

Two ideas — one from the right, one from the left — to fix Pennsylvania’s budget woes just might (if put together) get state finances back on track. It’d take some doing and compromise. So right away you figure, eh, no chance. But what passes for fiscal management in...

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Sen. Haywood Continues Push to Raise Minimum Wage

Senator Art Haywood recently convened leadership from local advocacy groups to urge state legislators to raise the minimum wage in light of ongoing budget delays. “With a revenue package not yet approved, the legislature still has an opportunity to include a raise to...

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Philly Pol Proposes ‘Heather Heyer Act’

State Sen. Art Haywood wants new laws against domestic terrorism to honor the Virginia woman killed in Charlottesville. In the wake of nationwide outrage over white nationalists' demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Philly politician is calling for a...

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Getting a new Pa. budget; or the art of driving with no hands

Among way too many news releases flooding my inbox, one last week caught my eye as a good summation of the budget process. A release from Rep. Rosemary Brown (R., Monroe) carried this headline: “Brown Introduces Hands-Free Driving Legislation.” Perfect. Let’s let...

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Coard: Cheyney will die on Sept. 1 unless …

Before I finish that sentence, I gotta give a big shout-out to the approximately 100 persons who withstood nearly 100 degree heat on August 1 in the battle to save Cheyney University. I also gotta give a big shout-out to the influential leaders who accepted the...

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Church of the Week: New Covenant Church of Philadelphia

Having been founded as a small nomadic church of 60 people, New Covenant Church of Philadelphia proves the power of holistic ministry, as they have grown into a network of Christian believers and partners that have touched thousands of lives through service and...

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Senator Haywood’s Summer Reading Programs Kick Off

State Senator (D-4 PA) announced the opening of the inaugural “Read to Succeed” summer camps he is hosting in partnership with state Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-7 PA), as well as the start of his third annual “Read by Fourth” reading programs. As many as 350 students in...

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Reading Revolution Summer Programs Kick Off in the Northwest

 PHILADELPHIA – July 10, 2017 – Senator Art Haywood (4th District) today announced the opening of the inaugural “Read to Succeed” summer camps he is hosting in partnership with Senator Vince Hughes, as well as the start of his third annual “Read by Fourth”...

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