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Rural leaders fear they’ll miss out on infrastructure money | Analysis

BY: - November 28, 2021

The local leaders we have in rural communities are just trying to do their best,” he said. “They’re just making sure that the roads have gravel on them

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How Pa. can get charged up for an electric vehicle future

BY: - November 28, 2021

Congress and the commonwealth each have a role to play. We can't afford to wait any longer.

How paid leave, a tax cut for the rich, and more could get axed from Biden’s social policy bill

BY: and - November 27, 2021

Any changes made in the Senate will mean the bill must return to the House for another vote before it could be signed into law.

Immigration protections in Biden’s domestic bill face test in the Senate; Pa. lawmakers react

BY: - November 25, 2021

House Democrats sent a letter to Senate leaders urging them to include a pathway to citizenship in the final bill.

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Maybe deficits do matter after all | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - November 24, 2021

Both political parties have been irresponsible about the national debt. Do the Dems want to make it worse?

In first in-person town hall, Pa.’s Dean touts infrastructure law, Biden’s domestic agenda

BY: - November 23, 2021

'These ... bills remind us of the effective governing that is being done,' the Montgomery County lawmaker said

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Voters may have elected Biden to be ‘normal’, but they also need action | Opinion

BY: - November 23, 2021

Voters may not have elected another FDR. But we desperately need one after decades of trickle-down attacks on government

House Dems pass Biden’s $1.85T domestic policy bill; Pa. lawmakers split on party lines

BY: , , and - November 19, 2021

The sprawling 'Build Back Better' legislation now goes to the U.S. Senate, where Sen. Bob Casey has called for swift action.

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Congress must raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for Build Back Better | Opinion

BY: - November 14, 2021

From small towns and downtowns, more of us are also reckoning with our nation’s deep racial injustices and disparities, and seeking ways to right those wrongs.

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Report: Federal spending on children rose to 4-year high in 2021 | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 12, 2021

The share of federal spending on children rose to 11.2 percent in 2021, a 3.5 percent increase over 2020, a new report concludes.

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Biden’s agenda: Dems need to decide if they want to win a battle, or lose the war | John L. Micek

BY: - October 29, 2021

The GOP is an existential threat to American democracy. Pass the plan, then get to the real work.