covid-stimulus

Lancaster Co. residents advocate for citizen input on spending American Rescue Plan Act funds

BY: - October 21, 2021

The advocacy group, Lancaster Stands Up, will hold an online town hall on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

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Here’s the cost of not spending $3.5T to transform Americans’ lives | Trish Zornio

BY: - October 10, 2021

Yes, it's expensive. But inaction on climate change, education will cost us far more.

Wolf admin announces $655M in aid to child care providers

BY: - September 28, 2021

Licensed providers can submit applications for one-time grants. If approved, they will have 9 months to use the funds and report to DHS.

Alle.Co. Port Authority nabs $216M COVID grant; will use money to recover from pandemic losses

BY: - September 26, 2021

'Public transit is vitally important to our region’s recovery from this global pandemic,' a spokesperson said.

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What COVID windfall? States have been slow to spend stimulus cash, report | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 19, 2021

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A missed opportunity. That’s how Pennsylvania House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia, characterized the decision by the Legislature’s Republican majority to bank $5 billion out of $7 billion in federal stimulus funds, instead of spending it on the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians. “It’s always good to prevent tax hikes on working families, and we […]

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Biden Admin. approves Pa’s plan to spend $1.6B in aid to schools | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 6, 2021

In a recent poll, districts overwhelmingly said they planned to use the money to close the pandemic's learning gap.

Pgh City Council approves plan to spend $335M in federal COVID-19 aid

BY: - July 20, 2021

The city will earmark $7 million for an initiative aimed at strengthening Black businesses and neighborhoods.

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‘I’m not tired of standing up. Are you?’ As deadline looms, progressives push their budget agenda | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 24, 2021

With less than a week to go before the end of the fiscal year, progressives press the case to spend a $10 billion windfall on those who need it most.

Philly biz leaders, advocates call for $20M infusion of stimulus cash help Black businesses, community

BY: - June 15, 2021

The focus on targeted funding comes as the U.S. has lost an estimated 40 percent of Black-owned businesses due to the pandemic.

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Survey: Pa. School officials overwhelmingly say they will use COVID relief money to fill a year of lost learning | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 15, 2021

Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Nearly nine in 10 school officials statewide (87.7 percent) say they plan to use $6 billion in federal COVID-19 relief money to fill the gaps created by a year of lost learning and to purchase the technology to assist in that learning, according to a new survey. The poll of […]

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Poll: Majorities of Pa. voters support Biden’s ‘Build Back’ agenda | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 26, 2021

The poll, conducted by the progressive group Data for Progress, is still the first significant pulse-taking on Biden's agenda in a critical battleground state.

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Pandemic-stricken mass transit would get $85B in Biden stimulus plan. That’s a down payment on reviving American cities | Opinion

BY: - May 23, 2021

Even before COVID-19, transit agencies lacked the money to maintain their systems.