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(July 11) Legislators aren’t rushing back to Harrisburg despite Corbett’s request

By Christina Kauffman on July 10, 2014 at 3:39 PM, updated July 10, 2014 at 6:13 PM There are at least a couple concepts on which Republican leaders of the state House and Senate can agree: They’re not fans of … Continue reading »


(July 8) Lights, camera, budget? Work on Pa.’s delayed 2014-15 budget set to resume

By Charles Thompson on July 08, 2014 at 5:45 AM, updated July 08, 2014 at 5:48 AM The Pennsylvania budget that isn’t gets its next-best shot at completion Tuesday, as the state Senate returns to Harrisburg to take up the … Continue reading »


(July 3) House GOP leaders deal Corbett a blow by not taking up pension reform before summer break

By Jan Murphy on July 02, 2014 at 6:15 PM, updated July 02, 2014 at 8:55 PM It’s decided. There will be no pension reform vote before the House recesses for summer. But there is expected to be a vote … Continue reading »


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(July 21) NPR: In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

by Greta Johnsen July 21, 2014 It’s the first day of school at Hall Fletcher Elementary in Asheville, N.C. Principal Gordon Grant stands outside in a white suit and bow tie, greeting students. The kids arrive sporting fresh haircuts and … Continue reading »


(July 17) Governor Corbett and Team PA Announce $450,000 for Governor’s Schools of Excellence in Summer 2015

Text of July 16 press release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2014 Governor Corbett and Team PA Announce $450,000 for Governor’s Schools of Excellence in Summer 2015 Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett and Team Pennsylvania Foundation (Team PA) President and … Continue reading »


(July 1) Playing Politics With Education: Did the governors of Michigan and Pennsylvania cut education funding or increase it?

Fact Check .Org Posted on June 27, 2014 Summary Claims from gubernatorial candidates and their opponents about education funding in Michigan and Pennsylvania couldn’t appear to be more conflicting. In Michigan, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer talks about reversing Gov. … Continue reading »


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