Robert Casey http://wesa.fm en New Bill Replicates Pittsburgh's Manchester-Bidwell Program http://wesa.fm/post/new-bill-replicates-pittsburghs-manchester-bidwell-program <p>Imitation is the highest form of flattery, and if it’s up to two Pennsylvania politicians, the rest of the nation will flatter Pittsburgh’s Manchester-Bidwell Corporation.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) and Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA-14) have introduced legislation modeled after the local program.</span></p><p>The National Program for Arts and Technology Act would help communities create centers to teach unemployed and underemployed adults and at-risk-youth the skills needed to be competitive in the marketplace.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:42:47 +0000 Jessica Nath 10758 at http://wesa.fm Senator Casey Still Hoping to Head Off Sequester http://wesa.fm/post/senator-casey-still-hoping-head-sequester <div class="field-item even"><p>Despite a rapidly approaching deadline, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is still hopeful Congress can reach an agreement before Friday to prevent the implementation of the automatic federal budget cuts, known as the&nbsp;sequester.</p><p>“I think you have to work up to the last minute,” said Senator Casey, “And we’ve seen a lot can happen sometimes in the last day or couple of hours.” The Senator’s proposed plan combines new revenue sources as well as spending cuts to save $110&nbsp;billion.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:28:13 +0000 Margaret J. Krauss 1624 at http://wesa.fm