Author Archives: Mattie Robinson

Register Now! July 31 in Harrisburg – EPLC’s Education Issues Workshop for Legislative Candidates, Campaign Staff, and Interested Voters

Education Issues Workshop A Non-Partisan One-Day Program for Pennsylvania Legislative Candidates, Campaign Staff and Interested Voters Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Harrisburg, PA Register Now! – Space is Limited! Education Issues will be key topics for Voters and Candidates in … 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 »

(July 3) Pa.’s budget theater may extend to next week, along with Gov. Tom Corbett’s push for pension reform

By Charles Thompson on July 02, 2014 at 5:12 PM, updated July 02, 2014 at 11:03 PM Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday he has still not reached a decision about signing the $29.1 billion general fund budget that lawmakers sent … Continue reading »

(July 2) Budget stalled, Senate goes home, House wrangles on pension changes

Amy Wordenand Angela Couloumbis, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 11:54 PM HARRISBURG – The Senate went home. The governor was largely silent. And as the first day of a new fiscal year without a state budget neared … Continue reading »

(July 1) Corbett wants General Assembly to send him ‘meaningful pension reform’ before signing the budget

By Jan Murphy on July 01, 2014 at 12:08 AM, updated July 01, 2014 at 3:07 AM When Gov. Tom Corbett took a look at the $29.1 billion general fund budget plan that the General Assembly sent to him on … 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 »

(June 30) D.C. Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s Effort to Lengthen School Day Faces Union Resistance

By Emma Brown June 29 at 4:52 PM D.C. Chancellor Kaya Henderson has championed lengthening school days as one of her top priorities for improving schools and lifting student achievement, but her effort to expand the number of schools with … Continue reading »

(June 30) Elected officials-only pension reform plan teed up for a vote in the Senate

By Jan Murphy on June 29, 2014 at 10:11 PM It’s not at all the sweeping pension reform that Gov. Tom Corbett sought but the Senate has now positioned a bill for a vote by that chamber that would move … Continue reading »

(June 30) How do we spend $29.1 billion, Pennsylvania? Here’s a look

By Charles Thompson on June 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM, updated June 30, 2014 at 8:55 AM An agreed-to, and Republican-authored state budget for fiscal 2014-15 is queued up for final passage in the Pennsylvania Legislature Monday. The proposed $29.1 … Continue reading »

(June 30) Corbett could veto budget without pension changes

By Steve Esack, Call Harrisburg Bureau 11:18 p.m. EDT, June 29, 2014 HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett said Sunday he has not ruled out a veto of the state budget if lawmakers do nothing to address pension debt costs that … Continue reading »