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Apr 2018

TURN PA BLUE – THE EARTH DAY EDITION – PART 1

Earth Day is quickly approaching, and if you scan the web, you will find a myriad of venues where you can celebrate the day – from the Prince Theater and the Constitution Center to various parks, and oddly enough, a number of breweries. There are a variety of activities at these forums, ranging from arts,...

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15

Dec 2017

New NJ Treasurer Supports Public Banking

New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy, who made public banking part of his election platform, has just named Democratic Assemblywoman Eliabeth Maher Muoio to the post of State Treasurer.  Assemblywoman Muoio is a supporter of public banking and her appointment to this critical post in the Garden State promises to move the concept of public banking...

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13

Sep 2017

TURN PA BLUE

The hypocrisy under which the State House has been operating can be summarized by Representative Dan Moul ‘s (R. Adams) lie that “until and unless every source of reserve is exhausted, we are not asking more of our taxpayers.”   http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/nation/20170905_ap_b2e7365725f845c9be467b502cb4c137.html   What is wrong with this statement?  Let us count the ways. (1) Taxpayers would be  hurt...

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28

Jul 2017

Fight on with the People’s Platform in this Summer for Progress: Call to Action

This summer, progressives are organizing across the country to demand a Peoples Platform – 8 bills that say definitively that this country stands for people over profit*. Neighborhood Networks is a local affiliate of Our Revolution which, in turn is part of a huge coalition including Progressive Democrats of America, Democracy for America, National Nurses United, The...

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24

Jun 2017

BUDGET TIME IN PA

At first glance, one might take State Senate Majority Leader Jake Cormanac’s  (R., Centre County) remedy for Pennsylvania’s impending 2017/2018  budget shortfall as good news.  After all, he said, “we’ve got to look within and see what we can do to maximize our abilities with the assets that we have.”  A reasonable person might conclude...

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