Category: state budget

Gov. Wolf Announces Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania has selected organizations to be on the Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission. The Commission will support the commonwealth’s efforts to achieve a complete...

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Legislators Learn About Hunger in Pennsylvania

A Legislative Lunch and Learn, sponsored by Hunger-Free Pennsylvania and partners was held February 4, 2019, in the East Wing of the Capitol.  LAMPa Director Tracey DePasquale served on the...

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Gov. Wolf Announces Proposed Overhaul of State Public Benefits Programs

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf recently announced a proposed overhaul of state programs to help Pennsylvanians receiving public benefits earn career-building skills, find good jobs, and access affordable, permanent...

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LAMPa Policy Council Sets 2019 Priorities & Elects New Officers

The Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania (LAMPa) Policy Council met on December 6, 2018, to set their agenda priorities for the upcoming term of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Following a...

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Governor Wolf Signs 2018-2019 Budget

Governor Wolf signed the 2018-2019 state budget into law Friday, June 22, a week before the June 30 deadline with very little controversy.  This year’s budget includes no new taxes,...

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Senate Revenue Package Includes Bad Deal for Environment, Health Care

In the waning days of July, with the House already in recess until September, the state Senate passed a revenue package that for the first time includes a severance tax...

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General Assembly Passes Spending Plan

The 2017-2018 spending plan adopted by Pennsylvania lawmakers by the June 30 deadline includes some good news for Pennsylvania children, including increases in basic education, special education and early childhood...

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First Lady Highlights School Breakfast Initiative at Food Security Convening

“Ask any teacher and they will tell you that food is the basic school supply,” said First Lady Frances Wolf as she addressed the first Local Food Alliances Convening held...

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PA House Passes Budget Bill

The Pa. House has passed a budget that keeps Gov. Tom Wolf’s planned expenditures to fight hunger, as well as a modest increase in basic education funding, but cuts spending...

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Budget Proposal Includes $2M for School Breakfast Expansion

Gov. Tom Wolf moved to boost the state’s underutilized school breakfast program by investing $2 million as part of his 2017-18 budget proposal so that schools can reach more students...

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