Media Mentions

It’s Time for Pennsylvania to Act on Environmental Justice

It’s Time for Pennsylvania to Act on Environmental Justice

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has an open public comment period on proposed revisions to the DEP’s Environmental Justice Policy guidance (EJ Policy). The deadline for written comments is May 11 and the last of four public hearings is May 4 at...

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How to fight the affordable housing and climate crises at once

How to fight the affordable housing and climate crises at once

Alicia Cruz was homeless before she and her four daughters moved into a newly vacant apartment in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania, about three years ago. As she stood in the kitchen and watched dirty water clog up the sink, the landlord promised he’d have it fixed before...

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Experts examine Philadelphia’s Black-white homeownership gap

A group of experts and policymakers delved into ways to address racial disparities in homeownership during a virtual event held by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. “For decades Philadelphia has had a reputation as an affordable...

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This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

Nikil Saval: A bipartisan group of state lawmakers wants it to be Tool Time here in the commonwealth. Say “hidey-ho, neighbor” to the Whole-Home Repairs Act, a home repair and weatherization assistance bill introduced by state Sen. Nikil Saval. With support from three...

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Pennsylvania Senate bill would help people pay for home repairs

Pennsylvania Senate bill would help people pay for home repairs

LANCASTER, Pa. — A group in Lancaster is urging the Pennsylvania Senate to pass a bill that would help preserve existing homes and provide funding for basic repairs. Lancaster Stands Up hosted an event Tuesday to promote the Whole-Home Repairs Act (Senate Bill 1135)....

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Touring Southeast Lancaster with Sen. Saval

Touring Southeast Lancaster with Sen. Saval

Following Tuesday's news conference in support of his Whole-Home Repairs Act, state Sen. Nikil Saval joined Lancaster City Council President Ismail Smith-Wade-El and local advocates for a tour of the city's southeast. As the tour proceeded up North Duke Street,...

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Rally in Lancaster raises awareness of Whole Home Repairs Act

Rally in Lancaster raises awareness of Whole Home Repairs Act

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — A rally in Lancaster brought many homeowners together to raise awareness about the Whole Home Repairs Act. This is a bipartisan bill highlighting the importance of home repairs and weatherization and will fight for homeowners who live in unsafe...

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Pennsylvania budget forecasts, by political parties, are at odds

Pennsylvania budget forecasts, by political parties, are at odds

(The Center Square) – A Senate Appropriations Committee hearing with the secretary of the budget and secretary of general services focused on making state government efficient – and accurately projecting the state budget’s cost to taxpayers, now and in the future. The...

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Meek Mill’s Bills Show Limits of Probation Reform

Meek Mill’s Bills Show Limits of Probation Reform

LAST JUNE, rapper Meek Mill stood behind then-Gov. Ralph Northam as the Virginia Democrat signed a probation reform bill into law. Meek Mill’s 11 years on probation, which started with gun and drug charges in Philadelphia when he was 19, inspired his push to reform...

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