Casey Calls for Increase In Minimum Wage
Increase would Impact over 1 Million Workers in PA alone and Increase State GDP by Over $1 Billion / Over 16 Million Workers Across Country Are Working At Current Rate, Increase to $10.10/hour Would Increase PA Wages, Add Thousands of Jobs Philadelphia, PA- With the holiday season in full swing, U.S. Senator Bob Casey , joined by a local worker and ... (more)
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Adoption Reform Bill Would Remove Barriers to Out-of-state Adoptions
With only two weeks before Congress adjourns, American University economics professor Mary Eschelbach Hansen is still hopeful that a bill that would remove barriers to out-of-state adoptions will be considered more seriously by the U.S. House.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Employers Under Continued Fire from Government Agencies and...
New York has just become the 15th state to formally align its efforts with those of the United States Department of Labor to crack down on the misclassification of employees as "independent contractors."
Mon Nov 25, 2013
PA: Casey Calls for Subway Extension to Navy Yard
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey called yesterday for extending SEPTA's Broad Street subway line into the Navy Yard, given the area's dramatic rebirth as a sprawling office park that's home to about 10,000 workers.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Bill to expand Gettysburg National Military Park Expansion advances
A bill to expand Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Lincoln Train Station and the southern end of the battlefield is moving forward, according to a news release.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Crenshaw: Support for ABLE Act Grows to Fifty Percent
With more than half of the United States Congress supporting the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act , Congressman Ander Crenshaw and Senator Robert Casey and a bipartisan, bicameral group of bill co-sponsors and supporters called on Congress to pass the ABLE Act and provide an improved quality of life for individuals with disabilities through ... (more)
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Congress Shows the Art of the Possible Is Still in Vogue
Congress this week seems to be enjoying a little bipartisan calm before the partisan fiscal storm expected after the Thanksgiving break.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
National Parks Traveler
Gettysburg Railroad Station Acquired By Gettysburg Foundation For National Park Service
The Gettysburg Foundation has acquired the Gettysburg Railroad Station and will hold it until the National Park Service can add it to Gettysburg National Military Park.
The News Item
No funding for Coal Township creek repairs
Eight projects were recently awarded funding through Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief program; Coal Township's was not among them.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Communications Workers of America
Lawmakers Unveil Bipartisan 'Press One For America' Bill
CWA call center activists, Jamone Ross and Charlice Boston, and CWA Senior Director George Kohl joined Sen. Bob Casey, Rep. Tim Bishop and Rep. Dave McKinley at the press conference.
The American Prospect
Gillibrand Steps Up for Working Women
The proposed FAMILY Act includes many provisions that could revolutionize paid leave on the federal level ... if anyone in Congress would pass it.
Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus announced last week that tax reform discussion drafts to be released in the coming weeks will be written in legislative language.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
University City Review
Political updates on the State & Local Level
The UC Review and Weekly Press compile political news that affects voters each week on the city and state level to keep readers more abreast of local politics.
Group to press Casey on drug bill
DOYLESTOWN A Washington-based consumer advocacy group will hold an event in Doylestown on Wednesday to urge U.S. Sen. Robert Casey to support a bill that would restrict livestock operations from using certain antibiotics.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Telecom unions push for 'Press One For America' bill
Members of the Communications Workers of America will join members of the House and Senate this week to call for the passage of legislation giving people the option of using U.S.-based call centers.