Posts Tagged: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law is a Republican Disgrace

And State Republicans Know It. In the 1960s, thousands of activists swarmed throughout the southern states to register poor and minority voters, butting heads with state and local authorities in the process. Many of those courageous people were beaten and jailed for their efforts; some of them were murdered, because they believed in America’s most… Read more »

Takeaways from Voter ID Discussion

By Kimberly Leichtner, Associate Consultant On Tuesday June 26th, Fels alum Talia Stinson, ’10, moderated a lively discussion on the new voter ID law between Carol Aichele, Secretary of the Commonwealth; Tony Payton, Jr., State Representative for the 179th Legislative District; and Al Schmidt, Philadelphia City Commissioner. Act 18 was signed into law by Governor… Read more »

Roundtable Public Education Discussion: Featuring Mitt Romney and Fels Professor Nicholas Torres

By Joe Semsar, Associate Consultant On Thursday, May 24th, Fels Professor Nicholas Torres and Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney joined together with a few other Philadelphia educational leaders to discuss public education issues facing Philadelphia and the rest of the nation. All of the educational leaders were given an opportunity to ask specific questions of the… Read more »

A Pennsylvania Permanent Fund?

Tweet Each year since 1982 every person who has been a resident of Alaska for the previous year and indicates an intention to remain gets a Permanent Fund Dividend check from the state. Everyone receives an equal share of the appropriation from the earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund with parents responsible for the checks… Read more »

Rural Telehealth & Advanced Technologies Conference

(The full text of this excerpted blog post appears on Mike Russell’s blog at: blog.planetrussell.net) As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania heads into the 60th day of its marathon state budget impasse, that’s no deterrent to some of the best and brightest minds in healthcare technology, military medicine, rural development and public policy. They’ll be converging… Read more »