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Increasing the minimum wage would help, not hurt, the economy

Increasing the minimum wage would help, not hurt, the economy

The minimum wage in the United States hasn’t budged in 11 years. Whether it should was a hotly contested question during Thursday’s final presidential debate. President Donald Trump asserted that increasing the minimum wage would crush small businesses, many of...

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Legislators, Policy Experts, Call for Enactment of State EITC Now

Legislators, Policy Experts, Call for Enactment of State EITC Now

HARRISBURG — August 26, 2020  — State legislators Senator Art Haywood and Representative Sara Innamorato, and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC) analysts hosted a press conference call on Wednesday morning that featured state policy experts Marc Stier, Director, and Diana Polson, Senior Analyst, of the PA Budget and Policy Center.

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Jewish Community Webinars Tackle Hate, Racism

Jewish Community Webinars Tackle Hate, Racism

Charmaine Ijeoma thinks the United States needs a racial reckoning similar to the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, the restorative justice bodies that helped South African society move forward in the aftermath of apartheid. “We need to talk about it because...

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State arts council distributes $2.3 million to arts groups

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that 309 nonprofit arts organizations will receive grants totaling $2.3 million to help with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds from the federal CARES Act support staff salaries, facilities costs and fees for artists or...

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Eviction ban nears an end with renter aid still in pipeline

Eviction ban nears an end with renter aid still in pipeline

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Federal emergency aid for renters in Pennsylvania hit hard financially during the pandemic is still in the pipeline as Gov. Tom Wolf's ban on foreclosures and evictions nears an expiration. The application period for aid begins Monday to the...

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