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Opinion: Costs of the pandemic to local, state governments must be covered by the federal government purpose

Jul. 2, 2020 10:00 am

Opinion: Costs of the pandemic to local, state governments must be covered by the federal government

Unless the federal government provides funding to make up the losses, there will be a catastrophic retreat from progress, says guest columnist Robert Brand.
Union and workers reclassified as ‘essential’ claim that the PA Department of Human Services is endangering their safety purpose

Mar. 20, 2020 11:56 am

Union and workers reclassified as ‘essential’ claim that the PA Department of Human Services is endangering their safety

“In many cases, the protection of these workers appears to come second to that of the communities they serve,” says Steve Catanese, president of SEIU Local 668.
This newly revived cash assistance program for poor Pennsylvanians is at risk again results

Jan. 15, 2019 1:30 pm

This newly revived cash assistance program for poor Pennsylvanians is at risk again

General assistance was reinstated last summer after a six-year hiatus. New legislation threatens to gut the program, which offers about $200 per month to qualified residents.
Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity wants more policy changes for people with criminal records purpose

Aug. 28, 2018 12:47 pm

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity wants more policy changes for people with criminal records

Clean Slate laws are good, but Pennsylvania can do better, says Zane Johnson, managing attorney of the nonprofit that provides legal services for low-income Philadelphians.
Pennsylvania is getting tighter regulations for recovery homes. Will they improve a faulty system? results

Jul. 26, 2018 2:16 pm

Pennsylvania is getting tighter regulations for recovery homes. Will they improve a faulty system?

In 2016, Bristol Township passed its own such ordinances. Here's what the impact and challenges have been, and why monitoring the places where people with addiction can recover matters.
UPDATE: That Clean Slate bill was just signed into law in Pennsylvania results

Jun. 25, 2018 12:17 pm

UPDATE: That Clean Slate bill was just signed into law in Pennsylvania

The legislation automatically seals the records of people with misdemeanors who earn no further convictions after 10 years as well as those who have been arrested but faced no convictions.
Chad Dion Lassiter is listening people

Jun. 19, 2018 12:20 pm

Chad Dion Lassiter is listening

The North Philadelphia native calls his new position as head of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission a "calling." Here's how he plans to tackle discrimination across the state.
Power Moves: Kiera Smalls is Philly Startup Leaders’ new ED people

Mar. 5, 2018 12:45 pm

Power Moves: Kiera Smalls is Philly Startup Leaders’ new ED

Plus, Larry Krasner hired an Obama appointee, Nina Ahmad is switching political races, Josh Sevin left the Economy League, Generocity is losing one of its own and five more leadership changes.
How Vision 2020 is working toward gender equality in government and business people

Feb. 14, 2018 12:36 pm

How Vision 2020 is working toward gender equality in government and business

"We need our perspectives represented," said the Drexel initiative's founder and president, Lynn Yeakel.
This Vermont program might reduce sex offender recidivism. Could it work in Philly? results

Nov. 16, 2017 12:55 pm

This Vermont program might reduce sex offender recidivism. Could it work in Philly?

Generocity sent a reporter to Vermont to learn about a volunteer program that aims to break down the barriers between society and sex offenders. The tagline: "No more victims."

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