House Democratic Policy Committee considers solutions for health disparities

House Democratic Policy Committee considers solutions for health disparities

Medical professionals told members of the House Democratic Policy Committee and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus that the quality of health care available to citizens often depends upon their income and zip code.
 
The joint hearing took place Wednesday afternoon in Einstein Medical Center in North Philadelphia. Located in the Olney section off North Broad, this hospital offers health care to many lower-income citizens and will likely see more with the closure of Hahnemann Hospital later this year.
Thursday, July 11, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Climate activists pressure lawmakers on severance tax support

Climate activists pressure lawmakers on severance tax support

Does support for Gov. Tom Wolf’s $4.5 billion severance tax-funded infrastructure plan equate to support for natural gas production? Some climate activists believe it does and are pressuring state lawmakers to rescind their support for Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania initiative.

 

Activists from the Better Path Coalition — a network of approximately 30 environmentally-focused organizations — have been targeting co-sponsors of Wolf’s plan on social media in an effort to get them to remove their name from the legislation.

Thursday, July 11, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - July 11, 2019

Tweets of the Week - July 11, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Thursday, July 11, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week Governor Tom Wolf discussed a Rainy Day Fund deposit, announced the money he will be giving counties through a state-issued bond, and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale shared a way Pennsylvania can save tens of millions of dollars a year by simply getting rid of an exam.  

Thursday, July 11, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
In an olive branch to General Assembly, PASSHE freezes tuition for first time in 21 years

In an olive branch to General Assembly, PASSHE freezes tuition for first time in 21 years

Students at Pennsylvania's 14 State System of Higher Education schools will not see their tuition rise next year for the first time in over two decades, after the Board of Governors voted unanimously to freeze tuition Wednesday.

In what one president termed a “risky move,” Chancellor Dan Greenstein framed the freeze as good faith signal to the General Assembly that PASSHE was moving in a different direction, even though the decision will leave schools with a $62 million shortfall.
Thursday, July 11, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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