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Rank #1: Episode 87 - Federal Rules Changes and the Social Safety Net - Steve Catanese

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Steve Catanese, President of SEIU Local 668, joins the podcast to talk about various Trump Administration proposed rule changes that would affect many social safety net programs that help Pennsylvania families get back on their feet. Steve also discusses how members of the public can voice their opinion on these proposed rules—and why doing so is so important.

TO SEND PUBLIC COMMENT:
- Comment on SNAP regulation concerning eligibility:
https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FNS-2018-0037-0001

- The comment periods are closed for the other two proposed rules discussed, but members of the public can email comments about Wagner-Peyser to: ETAPagemaster@dol.gov and comments about the poverty threshold to the White House's contact page: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ as Mick Mulvaney is both the head of OMB and Trump's CoS.
Aug 09 2019
19 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 86 - Advocating for a Minimum Wage Increase - Kadida Kenner

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Kadida Kenner, Director of Campaigns for the PA Budget and Policy Center, talks about the May 23 statewide day of action on raising the minimum wage and where the minimum wage debate goes from here.

See the page to write to your legislator about raising the minimum wage here: http://bit.ly/2HUUs8j

See information about the June 4 budget day of action in Harrisburg here: http://bit.ly/2W2mTsp
May 24 2019
9 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 85 - A Minimum Wage Increase in PA - Marc Stier

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PBPC Director Marc Stier talks about the possibility of a minimum wage increase in Pennsylvania this year for the first time in a decade and why that conversation is tied to budget negotiations.

Tell your legislators it's time to raise the minimum wage here: http://bit.ly/2HUUs8j

"Pizza and the Minimum Wage" by Marc Stier: http://bit.ly/2V2qCAM
May 06 2019
17 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 84 - Gov. Wolf's Budget Proposal - Marc Stier

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PBPC Director Marc Stier joins us to talk about Governor Tom Wolf's budget proposal following his budget address last week.

More info from PBPC about the budget here: http://bit.ly/2TQW9pQ
Follow the We The People - PA campaign here: www.wethepeoplepa.org
Feb 15 2019
19 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 83 - Minimum Wage Myths - Mark Price

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As of January 1, 2019, 20 U.S. states raised their minimum wages, lifting pay for 5.3 million workers across the country. Pennsylvania did not. Mark Price, Labor Economist for the Keystone Research Center, joins us to debunk the most common myths about the minimum wage.

More info at: www.keystoneresearch.org.
Jan 19 2019
15 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 82 - 2019 & We The People - Marc Stier

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Marc Stier, PBPC Director and the chair of the We The People - PA campaign, joins the podcast to talk about what the We The People campaign has been doing both right before and right after the election a couple weeks ago – and he helps us look ahead to the 2019 legislative session.

Visit the We The People - PA website here: http://wethepeoplepa.org/
Visit the We The People - PA Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WeThePeoplePA/
Dec 08 2018
16 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 81 - We The People - Pennsylvania Update - Marc Stier

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Marc Stier, Director of the PA Budget and Policy Center, joins the podcast to talk about the We The People - Pennsylvania campaign and its proactive policy agenda. Learn more about WTP here: http://bit.ly/2Con4os

*The event Marc mentions was put on by We The People - Pennsylvania Action. Watch a video of the event here: http://bit.ly/2OfuzDc
Sep 28 2018
12 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 80 - A Flawed Tax Plan for PA - Marc Stier

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PBPC Director Marc Stier joins the podcast to talk about a tax plan for Pennsylvania released this week by the PA Chamber of Business and Industry.

See the PA Chamber plan here: http://bit.ly/2McD4to
See Marc's response here: http://bit.ly/2NjDDWR

See more about the Fair Share Tax Plan here: http://bit.ly/2sUX9uT
See more about closing the DE loophole here: http://bit.ly/2CGajpM
See more about instituting a shale tax in PA here: http://bit.ly/2s1xzV9
Sep 08 2018
12 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 79 - Rethinking the Amazon HQ2 Pursuit - Bob Engel

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Bob Engel, retired CEO of CoBank and chief spokesperson of the Free & Fair Markets Initiative(FFMI) joins us to talk about a specific concern of FFMI, which is a company in the news fairly often recently in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh – Amazon.

More about FFMI here: https://freeandfairmarketsinitiative.org/
Aug 31 2018
20 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 78 - Paying PA Workers the Overtime Pay They Deserve - Stephen Herzenberg

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Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center, joins us to talk about a proposal from the Wolf Administration to increase the overtime threshold for middle-income, salaried workers in Pennsylvania.

Read Stephen's policy brief about the proposal here: http://bit.ly/2nSWCtg
Aug 21 2018
16 mins
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