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Pa. leaders at White House forum to ‘shine a spotlight’ on recovery | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 29, 2022

Elected leaders from across the commonwealth will convene at the White House this morning for the latest installment in an ongoing series of meetings aimed at “shining a spotlight” on the ground-level impacts of the Biden administration’s post-pandemic recovery efforts. Mayors from Aliquippa, Beaver County; Allentown, Gettysburg, and Scranton are confirmed attendees at the White House’s “Communities in […]

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$267M in federal aid headed to Pa. to help small biz in underserved communities | Tuesday Coffee

BY: - July 19, 2022

The funds, which come through the American Rescue Plan, are 'transformative,' backers say.

‘We should not do nothing.’ Gov. Tom Wolf unveils $1.7B spending plan for federal relief money

BY: - February 2, 2022

The proposal, which has support from House and Senate Democrats and comes less than a week ahead of Wolf’s expected 2022-23 budget address, would use American Rescue Plan money allocated to Pennsylvania last year to help with pandemic recovery, business and worker support, and climate action.

DHS unveils plan for Pa. American Rescue Plan dollars | Five for the Weekend

BY: - December 11, 2021

Happy weekend, all. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on Thursday shared the highlights of its spending plan for approximately $1.2 billion federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  “We have an unprecedented opportunity with this federal funding to support those who have been supporting individuals and families in our communities throughout the pandemic,” acting DHS Secretary Meg Snead said […]

Pa. extends postpartum Medicaid coverage for pregnant persons

BY: - August 5, 2021

The extension will take effect beginning April 1, 2022  and will be available for five years as an optional part of the American Rescue Plan. 

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Nurses care for us – it’s time we stand up and do more for them | Opinion

BY: - August 1, 2021

Having worked as a registered nurse in hospital settings for 27 years I can attest a nurse spends about 75 minutes with a patient. A nurse sees the truth behind the diagnosis. A nurse sees the reality of a treatment. A nurse is a caregiver, a counselor, an advocate.

Senate Democrats propose ‘New Deal’ spending plan for Pa. relief funds

BY: - May 12, 2021

Democrats said their $6.15 billion plan focuses on creating jobs, opportunity and equity by investing in human services, economic development and public health. 

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Here’s what Toomey, the deficit hawk, got wrong about the COVID-19 stimulus | Mike Connolly

BY: - March 16, 2021

Let’s remember in the years to come that every time the deficit hawks cry and screech, we don’t have to listen.

U.S. House sends Biden giant $1.9T COVID relief package; Pa. lawmakers break on party lines

BY: - March 10, 2021

Biden is expected to sign it on Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing.