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Commonwealth Foundation 9h
.'s ’s success in combating poverty emphasizes the dignity of work as the pathway to permanent prosperity, recognizing that people want to contribute to their communities and do meaningful work.
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Commonwealth Foundation 13h
Quite the opposite, Joe. ESAs provide state funding to families to pay for tuition, purchase curriculum, textbooks, etc. Upper income families have many of these choices already because they can afford it. Now income won't be a barrier for options.
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Commonwealth Foundation 13h
"Local residents might not know why, but they are paying more taxes and getting scantier services in return."
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Bob Apr 19
The IFO predicts a minimum wage increase will lead to a loss of more than 33,000 employment opportunities over a three-year period
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Commonwealth Foundation Apr 19
"Educational freedom is about empowering families with educational options that are best for each child." via
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Commonwealth Foundation Apr 18
"Work is the most effective way to alleviate poverty. But our broken Medicaid system discourages work rather than promoting it. This legislation is a major step towards creating a clear and permanent pathway to independence for thousands of Pennsylvanians”
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Commonwealth Foundation Apr 18
"Even when a school is working for most children, it almost certainly is not the best school for all children. Giving families more freedom can help improve outcomes for all children."
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Commonwealth Foundation Apr 18
"This bill helps create a better life for people in Pennsylvania.” via
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Commonwealth Foundation Apr 18
"While Pennsylvania families have plenty of choices when it comes to finding their child’s favorite sport, they have far too few choices when it comes to finding the school that is best for their child."
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NathanBenefield Apr 17
House Passes Work-Promoting Medicaid Reform
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Rep. Matthew Dowling Apr 17
A step closer to seeing more Pennsylvanians living prosperous and fulfilling lives! passed the PA House with a vote of 115 to 80, and will now proceed to the PA Senate for their consideration. I thank my colleagues for their affirmative votes.
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NathanBenefield Apr 17
Great leadership by on strengthening work--the pathway out of poverty. HB 2138 passed the House with a 115-80 vote
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Jonathan Williams Apr 17
The 2018 Rich States, Poor States rankings are now officially live. How did your state rank in economic outlook?
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Commonwealth Foundation Apr 17
Encouraging and embracing work is the best way to combat poverty.
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Rep. Matthew Dowling Apr 17
Today, we will be bringing back up on the floor for debate And a vote. The goal of this bill is one we all share: to help people rise up out of poverty and achieve independence from government aid.
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NathanBenefield Apr 16
Several bills on tap this week that would improve Pennsylvania's regulatory climate
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Rep. Matthew Dowling Apr 16
is soon to be called up on Final Passage in the PA House. The goal of this bill is one we all share: is to help people rise up out of poverty and achieve independence from government aid.
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Commonwealth Foundation Apr 16
Supporting a true pathway to independence, two-thirds of PA voters support requiring healthy adult Medicaid recipients to pursue work in order to continue receiving government benefits.
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Commonwealth Foundation Apr 16
.: Some [reforms], like the clean slate bill, are already moving through the legislature and have garnered bipartisan support.
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Commonwealth Foundation Apr 16
Does state spending seem out of control? A Taxpayer Protection Act would set a constitutional limit on spending growth so the budget could increase--but only in proportion to PA's population and inflation growth. Learn more:
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