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Statement: House Budget Locks in 85 Percent of Education Cuts

HARRISBURG, PA (June 12, 2013) – Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Director Sharon Ward issued the following statement on House passage of a 2013-14 budget bill (HB 1437) today:

“We are disappointed with the House budget. It reflects the wrong priorities for Pennsylvania. It chooses tax cuts for profitable corporations over funding for public schools and makes permanent almost 85 percent of the cuts enacted two years ago. Read more »

CRPR Summer Day Camps Begin Monday, June 17!

What are your children doing for the summer? Read more »

CRPR Marsh Mondays & Wetland Wednesdays

Ages 3-6 yrs.

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Rd

Molly Hetrick,

Centre Region Parks & Recreation, 814-231-3071 to register

Classes held: 10:30 AM or 12:30 PM

June 12,           Animals Sounds

June 17,           Hungry Herbivores

June 19,           Summer Solstice

June 24,           Waters Wander Read more »

School Budgets Shrink and the Arts Suffer

School Budgets Shrink and the Arts Suffer

Garden behind a shop in Japan

Firefighters Clash With Riot Police In Spain During Austerity Protest

Imprisoned: life behind bars

by Elizabeth Timberlake-Newell Read more »

Witness to an execution

by Doug Mason

Doug Mason, long-time volunteer and writer for Voices, witnessed the execution of a death row inmate in 1996. What follows is his first hand account.
While the following article does not follow the newspaper convention of objectivity, the editorial staff deemed the perspective so valuable that it is presented here.
-Elizabeth Timberlake-Newell, editor in chief Read more »

Artist, teacher and musician Foy

by Marilyn Jones Read more »

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