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26Jul

Ounce of prevention: A healthy homes effort has track record of success

Share List By: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published: July 25, 2017 Various groups in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County help disadvantaged residents with home repairs. Now, some of them have pledged to coordinate their efforts so the homes they touch are left as green and healthy as possible. On Friday, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, county Executive Rich Fitzgerald…

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Jul

Capitolwire Reports on the Status of Finalizing the State Budget… Still A Work in Progress

Share List By: Capitolwire Published: July 26, 2017 The state Senate returns for some potential budget work today and Thursday. The Senate is scheduled to gavel in today at 3 p.m., and at 11 a.m. on Thursday. One would expect senators will spend some time later today discussing, behind closed doors, their options following Saturday’s…

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19Jul

New Look at U.S. Housing Data Added Into Segregation Debate

Share List By: Oscar Perry Abello, Next City Published: July 11, 2017 Last week, a New York Times story vividly documented the prejudice against low-income households that keeps U.S. housing markets largely segregated. The article opened with a scene from a Houston elementary school auditorium where members of an upscale community were crying out against a proposed…

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Jul

Senate GOP leader says ‘we have some work to do yet’ to finalize a 2017-18 state budget

Share List By Jan Murphy, PennLive Published July 17, 2017 If an effort to finalize a 2017-18 general fund revenue package were determined by the length of a meeting where it was discussed, Pennsylvania might possibly have had an agreement on one by day’s end Monday. But that’s not how it works. A meeting between the top two…

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11Jul

‘We’re coming for you’; Shamokin mayor issues warning to owners of blighted properties

Share List By: Larry Deklinski, Shamokin News Item Published: July 11, 2017 SHAMOKIN — Mayor William Milbrand issued a stern warning to people who fail to maintain their property: “We’re coming for you.” Milbrand told people in attendance at a city council meeting Monday that anyone with outstanding warrants will be taken into “physical custody”…

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Jul

Turning Information into Insight

Share List By: The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development at Wilkes University Published: July 2017 The Institute’s Housing Task Force recently completed work on Measuring the Economic Impact of Blight in Lackawanna & Luzerne Counties The study estimates that blight causes Lackawanna County to lose $1.4 million annually in tax revenue while Luzerne…

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