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Reforming Pa. public school funding a herculeana task for new commission, members say
The Basic Education Funding Commission members met on Thursday for its organizational meeting and reminded its 15 members of their charge: develop a fair distribution formula for the basic education dollars that flow to the state's 500 school districts and charter schools.
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Philadelphia Public Record
Pols on the Street: Stack's Backyard Supporters?
WITH HOST Democratic Party Chairman and Congressman Bob Brady were Jim Jenkins; Tracey Roman, Esq.; State Rep. Mark Cohen; Brady; Ward Leader Carol Jenkins; and Ducky Birts, CEO of Birts Foundation, all enjoying Brady Bunch beach party in N. Wildwood.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Corbett's counterproductive pension proposal
House Republican leaders Sam Smith and Mike Turzai boast that Republican pension legislation would provide budgetary relief to school districts.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Former Mayor's Name Lingers All Over Boston
It's hard to deny that Thomas M. Menino, a larger-than-life figure in Boston politics who served as mayor for 20 years, left his stamp on the city.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Waiting in the (West) Wing
Vice-President Joe Biden, a man who has already run for the presidency twice, may have one more campaign left in him.
Exclusive: Ed Rendell talks taxes, Wolf and DeSean Jackson
Ed Rendell has had a long career, and I have had a relatively short career. So, from who better to get the lay of the land on some local issues that ultimately affect the industries I cover - hospitality, tourism and restaurants - than the former Pennsylvania governor? In this Q&A, Rendell shares his thoughts on raising taxes, Philadelphia's two ... (more)
Budget supports create uncertainty
The ink is barely dry on the new $29 billion state budget, but spending cuts or freezes to keep it balanced loom.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Citizens' Voice
Special legislative session an option for Corbett
Talk of a special legislative session, that expedient used by governors to focus public attention on an issue, is again in the air.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
The White House
What They're Saying Around the Country: Build America Investment Initiative
This week, President Obama spoke about the importance of long-term investments in our country's infrastructure in front of Delaware's Interstate 495 Bridge.
Corbett seeks to change view of education record
And there's evidence voters are listening: A recent independent voter poll found that the single biggest factor behind voter disapproval of Corbett's job performance is his record on education.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Corbett's battle to remain in the Pennsylvania Governor's mansion
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett 's last political battle may be the toughest of his career.
Building America's Future releases statement of support on Obama infrastructure fix
"President Obama's plan is essential to fostering public-private partnerships so that we can modernize our roads, rails, transit and aviation systems.
Ed Rendell calls out politicians for not investing in infrastructure
The Atlantic's Washington Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons talks manufacturing and infrastructure with Ed Rendell at the National Constitution Center.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal headlines fundraiser for Pennsylvania ...
Corbett campaign officials said they expected the Wednesday evening event in North Whitehall Township to raise more than $250,000.
State Capitol gridlock? PA's state House GOP has been leading from the front: Sam Smith and Mike Turzai
Those successful legislative policy initiatives have helped propel private sector job growth, brought back budgetary responsibility, pushed and passed unparalleled investments in education, and changed how Harrisburg operates.
#PABudget: A Timeline of Tom Corbett's Excellent Misadventure
Trailing by double-digits in the polls entering the month of June, Tom Corbett needed to hit a walk-off homerun on the 2014-15 budget to have any real chance at re-election in the fall.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Seimens Partners with Penn State, Makes Donation
Students at all of Penn State's campuses will soon have access to cutting edge engineering software that will make them more valuable in the job market.
Approval likely for three Northampton County cabinet candidates, including new sheriff
Members of Northampton County Council offered no opposition to Executive John Brown's three cabinet candidates this afternoon, but similar candidates in the future may be banned if some councilmen have their way.
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Tom Wolf would
Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf chose to highlight his Chambersburg trip with visits to some small businesses.
Democratic novice asked to step out of pivotal Bucks race
High-powered Democrats have asked political novice Steve Cickay to withdraw from what is viewed as a pivotal Bucks County state Senate race, according to sources familiar with the discussions, and give way to Shaughnessy Naughton - who lost in the May primary in her bid for a congressional seat.