Smart Talk: Municipalities facing COVID impact

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Airdate: 12/15/20

The Pennsylvania Economy League, along with industry partners, recently surveyed state municipalities to ascertain the real-time effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Municipal Survey on the Effects of COVID-19 was sent to the associations’ memberships, which include cities, boroughs, first class townships, second class townships and home rule municipalities throughout Pennsylvania.

The goal is to determine the statewide impact on both urban and rural areas, and specifically how they are managing resources, personnel and revenue loss.

LeeAnne Clayberger is the Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Economy League and she joins Smart Talk to share the survey findings.

The Pennsylvania Youth Congress publishes first-ever statewide legislative agenda

There are more than half a million LGBTQ people living in the state. The Pennsylvania Youth Congress is pressing the General Assembly to pass statewide nondiscrimination protections on their behalf.

The PYC made 14 legislative proposals to the state government and is urging them to pass legislative protections for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians.

Jason Landau Goodman is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Youth Congress and he appears on Smart Talk along with Preston Heldibridle, the state policy associate of the Pennsylvania Youth Congress to provide agenda details.

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