A group of Philadelphia education advocates issued a year-end report card to Philadelphia City Council and the Pennsylvania General Assembly on their work to fully fund the Philadelphia public schools.
In an editorial, The Philadelphia Inquirer raises a number of good questions about Governor Corbett's Medicaid proposal and makes the right call in saying an expansion of health care in Pennsylvania cannot wait
PBPC Director Sharon Ward made the case for a comprehensive approach to closing corporate tax loopholes and for using the revenue it would raise to invest in schools and the public services that will help our economy to grow.
Frequent changes in the commonwealth’s implementation of the Voter ID Law have created confusion among PennDOT staff and for voters seeking ID to cast a ballot, according to a PBPC report. Check out this roundup of the media coverage.
With less than three months to go until the General Election, a survey of practices at PennDOT license centers indicates barriers that may make it difficult for Pennsylvanians to obtain photo ID required to vote, according to a PBPC report. Check out the extensive media coverage.
"Cutting the General Assistance Program was penny wise but pound foolish," Sharon Ward said on the program. "It's bad for the individuals, but it also means that we're going to see an increase in demand for more costly services — we're going to see more people in homeless shelters, more people on the street, more people in emergency rooms, and more people in jails instead of recovery."