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  • Congress approves $400B for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid

    From pennlive.com After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid. The House voted 369-47 for the legislation, which sets federal agricultural and food policy for five years, after the Senate approved it […]

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  • Two-thirds of Pa. high schools are falling short of state’s 2030 graduation goal

    from pennlive.com A third of Pennsylvania’s public schools that serve high school students met or exceeded the graduation rate goal that the state has set for them to achieve 12 years from now. In the accountability plan that the state submitted to the federal government, it set a 92.4 percent as the minimum rate it […]

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  • State court tentatively sets date for landmark Pa. school funding case

    From whyy.org The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has tentatively scheduled a hearing in a landmark education funding lawsuit for the summer of 2020, according to a trial schedule released Thursday. It took four years of legal battles for the plaintiffs to get to this point, but it appears this lawsuit will finally receive a trial on the […]

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  • Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus could create hundreds of jobs

    From timesonline.com Hundreds of new jobs could be coming to a vacant swath of land next to Pittsburgh International Airport. Calling the land “one of Pennsylvania’s marquee development sites,” airport officials stood alongside other local leaders during a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning for the development, called the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus. The land, nestled between […]

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  • Census: More workers on food stamps despite rise in median income

    From mcall.com (Allentown Morning Call) Pennsylvania has experienced a steady uptick in new jobs but the pay that comes with a lot of them hasn’t been enough to push more workers out of poverty or stop them from seeking government aid to eat. That’s according to a newly released report from the U.S. Census Bureau […]

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