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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Thursday May 11, 2023 ( 8 items )  

ABHMS Announces Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace and Justice Award
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, May 11 (TNSawa) -- American Baptist Churches USA's American Baptist Home Mission Societies issued the following news: American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors, pastor, Second Baptist Church, Evanston, Ill., and the Rev. Dr. Michael Woolf, pastor, Lake Street Church, Evanston, Ill., will receive the Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace and Justice Award for outstanding work for peace and justice. Second Baptist Church  more

ABHMS Calls National Coordinator for Mission Response
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, May 11 (TNSgov) -- American Baptist Churches USA's American Baptist Home Mission Societies issued the following news: American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Sandra Lee answered the call to join ABHMS' Healing & Transforming Communities team as national coordinator for mission response. In this vital role, her portfolio includes coordinating volunteer opportunities, working with others to coordinate American Baptist disast  more

ABHMS Calls on New National Coordinator for Justice and Advocacy
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, May 11 (TNSper) -- American Baptist Churches USA's American Baptist Home Mission Societies issued the following news: American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Kerwin Webb answered the call to join ABHMS' Healing & Transforming Communities team as national coordinator for justice and advocacy. His responsibilities in this crucial role include cultivating and strengthening networks of justice advocates who demonstrate faith i  more

BHE GT&S, WPC Award 15 Grants to Groups to Help Improve Local Watersheds
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 11 (TNSpp) -- The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy issued the following news on May 10, 2023: The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and BHE GT&S a Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company recently awarded 15 grants, totaling $39,484, to 15 different local environmental organizations in nine different counties across Western Pennsylvania as part of the 2023 Watershed Mini Grant Program. For years, financial support for the Watershed Mini Grant Program was provided through   more

Human Rights Watch Issues Commentary: Torture Trial in US Highlights Gaps in Law
NEW YORK, May 11 (TNStalk) -- Human Rights Watch issued the following commentary on May 10, 2023: * * * Torture Trial in US Highlights Gaps in Law By Brandon Vines, Leonard H. Sandler Fellow, International Justice Program The trial of a private United States citizen accused of torture as part of an alleged unlawful firearms manufacturing scheme in Iraq opened in the state of Pennsylvania yesterday. It is only the second case ever brought under a US federal law making torture a criminal offen  more

PA CHAMBER LEADS STATEWIDE COALITION URGING STATE LEADERS TO SUPPORT PRO-GROWTH TAX POLICIES
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 10 (TNScapv)(TNSgov) -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following news release and letter on May 9, 2023: The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry led a coalition of statewide associations and chambers of commerce from across the Commonwealth in calling on Governor Josh Shapiro and members of the state legislature to support policies that will further improve the state's business tax competitiveness. In a letter, the coalition  more

PA CHAMBER STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF S.B. 350
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 11 (TNStalk) -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following statement on May 10, 2023: * * * Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Luke Bernstein released the following statement after the Pennsylvania Senate voted to pass S.B. 350, legislation that would enact meaningful and necessary reforms to the state's permitting system: "We have a generational opportunity within our grasp to advance a significant permitt  more

Resources for the Future: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Would Lower Pennsylvania Emissions, Add to State Revenues, and Have Little to No Impact on Electricity Rates
WASHINGTON, May 10 (TNSrpt) -- Resources for the Future issued the following news release on May 9, 2023: * * * A new report analyzes the expected impact on Pennsylvania emissions, power generation, revenue, and jobs, offering six central conclusions. * * * * What's the story? In 2022, despite fierce opposition, Pennsylvania joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cap-and-trade program designed to reduce carbon emissions from Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic power plants. Ongoi  more