This week at Third and State, we blogged about the end of General Assistance in Pennsylvania, the state of the economy, American college graduates facing overseas competition for jobs and much more. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
As it is the first Friday of the month. that means we get new data today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on national employment in June. The official release is at 8:30 a.m.Bill McBride at Calculated Risk puts the consensus forecast at 100,000 jobs added in July. That would be better than June but well short of the job growth needed to bring down the unemployment rate.
HARRISBURG, PA (August 3, 2012) – With three months to go until the General Election, a survey of practices at PennDOT license centers indicates barriers that may make it difficult for Pennsylvanians to obtain photo ID required to vote, according to a new report by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC).
Earlier this week, I was on The War Room with Jennifer Granholm on Current TV to discuss the end of Pennsylvania's General Assistance, a last resort program for very poor Pennsylvanians who cannot work because of an illness or disability and don’t qualify for other assistance. It has provided a ladder up and out of poverty for thousands of Pennsylvanians before that ladder was taken down on Wednesday.