Budget negotiations for the 2018-2019 fiscal year are taking place soon, so NOW is the time to remind members of the General Assembly to support an increase to the widely successful Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. Each
A military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside is called a siege. With the state budget now five months overdue, thousands of Pennsylvania families with nothing to surrend
New laptop or tablet? Check. Bedding and toiletries? Check. New clothes and shoes? Check. Your Catholic faith? … Thousands of families across the Commonwealth are packing up their college freshmen and taking them to school for the first time. Will these students continue to live out t
A crisp, autumn breeze catches the piles of fallen leaves, sending them tumbling through the air. As they soar through the quad, they intermix with the energetic bellowing of campaigners, imploring their fellow students to stop by the local polling place. The date is November 6, 2012,
A new academic year is upon us. Thousands of young men and women are going away to college. It is an exciting and anxious time for students and parents alike. Living the Catholic faith on campus can be a challenge and an opportunity for students. Read the Pennsylvania Bishops’ p
Arithmetic can be a challenging subject, as any student cramming for finals will tell you. State lawmakers in Harrisburg will agree. Right now, they must solve a particularly tough math problem – balance the Commonwealth budget before June 30.