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Shapiro, his budget, and the politics of pragmatic progressivism | Fletcher McClellan
After years of performative politics, it was reassuring to hear a governor address the real issues facing real people.
Child poverty dropped to a record low last year. A new report shows how to keep it that way
Sixteen out of 20 states that haven’t raised the minimum wage higher than the federal minimum of $7.25 have a child poverty rate above 12%.
Lincoln Project puts Pa.’s Fitzpatrick on its 2024 wanted list | Tuesday Morning Coffee
He’s one of 18 pols whose voters backed Joe Biden, but sent a Republican to Congress.
It’s time to put our money where our mouth is on raising the minimum wage | Opinion
All of Pa.’s neighboring states have raised their wage. The commonwealth is out of excuses.
UPMC has grown too big; Pa. lawmakers need to support its workers, new report finds
The report cites numerous UPMC employees who told of staffing shortages that affected their jobs and their patients.
Philly, Pgh. among U.S. cities with lowest real minimum wage | Thursday Morning Coffee
Rising prices, inflation wiped out Pa.’s $7.25/hr wage, according to a new report.
Gov. Tom Wolf reflects on eight years of successes, stumbles and standoffs
Looking back over his eight years in office, Gov. Tom Wolf said he hopes he will be remembered for making Pennsylvania a better place and for doing it honestly and efficiently. Wolf took office in 2015, defeating the unpopular Republican Gov. Tom Corbett after a campaign where he spent $10 million of his own money. […]
Child poverty rates highest in states that haven’t raised minimum wage
Of the 20 states that have failed to raise the minimum wage above the federal $7.25 an hour standard, 16 have more than 12% of their children living in poverty, according to a States Newsroom analysis of wage and poverty data. Anti-poverty advocates say that’s a sign that there’s an urgent need for lawmakers to […]
Aumentos récord de alquileres y bajos salarios están impulsando una crisis de desalojos, dijo un panel del Senado de los EEUU
El presidente del Comité Senatorial de Banca, Vivienda y Asuntos Urbanos, el senador de Ohio Sherrod Brown, dijo que las familias están siendo excluidas de la compra de viviendas, y el aumento de los alquileres significa que los inquilinos están “a solo una enfermedad o pérdida de trabajo o reparación de automóviles del desalojo.”
Record rent increases, low wages are driving an eviction crisis, U.S. Senate panel told
The chair of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, said that families are being priced out of buying homes, and rising rents mean that tenants are “just one illness or job loss or car repair away from eviction.”