CLEAR Urges PA Congressional Delegation to Support Families in Covid-19 Stimulus Bill 

CLICK HERE to access the CLEAR Coalition’s March 22 letter to our Congressional delegation on the COVID-19 stimulus legislation. “All Pennsylvanians need support at this time. As you take action to address the crisis, please ensure that the people who serve Pennsylvania and its many communities have the resources to conduct their important work, both now and as we recover in the pandemic’s aftermath,” CLEAR’s members write.

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The Inquirer: Lawmakers Need to Start Thinking About Budget Priorities

The Inquirer sounds a warning bell on state budget challenges as a result of COVID-19,”Even while state leaders figure out how to manage and respond with the help taxpayers need, it’s not too soon for Pennsylvania and New Jersey to start rethinking their budgeting priorities and taxation policies going forward.”

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Spotlight PA: Delay of tax deadline due to COVID-19 will cause ‘significant disruption’ to Pa.’s budget process

Spotlight PA reports, “The outbreak is expected to deal a serious blow to the state’s bottom line as efforts to slow the spread of the virus shutter wide swaths of the economy, undercutting several sources of tax revenue. Already, Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered a hiring freeze and general purchasing ban for state agencies in an […]

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Pennlive: What’s holding up help for American families during the coronavirus crisis? | Opinion, By Dave Fillman

Pennlive publishes an op-ed by David Fillman, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 13 and a co-founder of rhe CLEAR Colaiiton: “At a time like this, legislators should be prioritizing the health, safety and well-being of families and communities, not setting up a corporate slush fund at the behest of big-dollar lobbyists. Specifically, communities need significant […]

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