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COMMENTARY

Struggling Pa. families need more support; Lawmakers, Wolf need to boost TANF payments | Opinion

BY: - February 19, 2021

Benefits have not increased since 1990, even though the cost of living has more than doubled since then.  

COMMENTARY

Report: Feds need to close racial gaps in program that helps kids living with disabilities | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 15, 2020

A federal program aimed at helping kids living with disabilities is leaving Black and Brown children behind, researchers found.

COMMENTARY

Pa. needs to fix child abuse registry errors that turn into permanent barriers to employment | Opinion

BY: - November 17, 2020

The child abuse registry is a racial and economic justice issue that cannot be ignored. Pennsylvania must once again be a leader on removing unnecessary and onerous barriers to employment.

Pa.’s Board of Pardons sees spike in applications after eliminating fees

BY: - April 15, 2019

In the four weeks since Pennsylvania announced it would be free to apply for pardons, the number of ex-offenders asking the state to forgive their crimes has nearly doubled, data from the lieutenant governor’s office shows. The Board of Pardons, which makes recommendations to the governor to grant pardons and clemency or commute sentences, has […]