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A budget plan savaged by Democrats as taking from the poor to give to the rich but defended by Republicans as appropriate and responsive to taxpayers and businesses won final legislative approval Friday before it went to Gov. Tom Corbett to become law for...
A major proposal to spend more taxpayer money to help possibly tens of thousands of lower-income families in Pennsylvania avoid struggling public schools and afford the cost of private or parochial school tuition for their children passed the state...
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett decided Monday to postpone seeking final legislative and regulatory approval for new education standards that are facing mounting criticism across the political and ideological spectrums. The delay may give lawmakers a...
HARRISBURG — In the last three years, the Bethlehem Area School District and other districts have spent lots of money rewriting curriculum and lessons to prepare students for tougher state-sanctioned academic standards and exams. "It's got to be...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Hope it was a peaceful and prosperous weekend for you. But no matter how prosperous it was, it was likely peanuts compared to Pennsylvania Democrats, who are raising money hand over fist from donors who......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Morning, Everyone. If you're just tuning in, there's a blow-up in the House right now as the chamber debates a chunk of school code legislation that includes new teacher evaluation standards. Democrats are in a tizzy over the fact......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Morning Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Compiling a list of the day's Top Five stories almost seems like an afterthought when, really, the state's (and the nation's) attention will be focused on the 9 a.m. release this morning of former......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekNearly 18 months into his first term, Gov. Tom Corbett has hit the political equivalent of a glass ceiling: He’s yet to crack the all-important 50 percent mark in his approval ratings among state voters. And with legislative Republicans set......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate wrapped up its calendar for the year last night by approving a map of the 18 Congressional districts Pennsylvania will have in 2012. The narrow 26-24 vote saw four Republicans: Mike Brubaker......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Sorry we're late, Things were a little on the hectic this side this morning and were punctuated by a presentation for Little Miss Capitol Ideas' first-grade class that required us to dust-off some seriously underused.....
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekIf You're Not Already Familiar ... ... with the rapidly decaying financial situation in the Chester-Upland School District in Delaware County, you soon will be. The 3,600-student district is on the brink of financial insolvency. And officials there...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Afternoon, All. If there was any doubt, it looks like the vogue for reform has passed and the wave of anger from the 2006 cycle has officially subsided. We've just gone and checked the list of candidates from the......
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