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House Labor Relations Committee Hearing – August 18, 2009

Below is a transcript of the House Labor Relations Committee Hearing held on August 18, 2008, along with much of the testimony from that day. Hearing Transcript PCC Press Release on Hearing PCC Statement on Hearing Testimony: Dr. Robert J. O’Hara, Jr., Executive Director of the
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EITC Spells Success

Maria will be a seventh-grader at the Cathedral School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania this fall. She spells success – EITC. A scholarship made possible by a business’s generous contribution through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program allows her family to ch
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Freedom to Choose Non-public Education for Student Athletes

Parents of Catholic schoolchildren won an important victory a few weeks ago with little fanfare. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) defeated a proposal that would have denied students the opportunity to participate in varsity athletics if they transfer to a n
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Diocese of Scranton Responds to House Bill 2626

Over the past year, the Diocese of Scranton has undergone the difficult transition of restructuring its Catholic schools. With change there is always challenge. The conflict that has developed with teachers involved with the Scranton Diocese Association of Catholic Teachers (SDACT) is
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Gay Marriage: It Could Happen Here

“It won’t happen here.” Opponents of a marriage protection amendment and those just reluctant to take up the controversial issue have echoed this phrase throughout the debate in Pennsylvania. They say the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which became a Pennsylvania
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Umbilical Cord Blood Cells Save Lives

Your newborn baby could be a life-saving hero! What an exciting idea for any parent.The blood contained in the umbilical cord at the birth of a child is a rich source of stem cells that can be used to treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions and with today’s advances in r
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Vote And It Will Be Given To You

You get what you pay for, right? Is it not also true to say, you get who you vote for?As a faith community, we do not determine right and wrong by popular vote, although we do influence society and our quality of life by making informed moral choices when we cast our votes in secular
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