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Despite Republican domination of the Capitol, the final hours before Gov. Tom Corbett signed his second budget Saturday night were chaotic, with late-night votes, 11th-hour negotiations to seal deals and several senators almost hollering at each other...
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Republicans in control of Pennsylvania’s Legislature scrambled Tuesday to finish writing a host of budget- and education-related bills to get them to fellow Republican Gov. Tom Corbett before the new fiscal year starts Sunday. That meant that...
The state Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that is designed to meet Gov. Tom Corbett’s desire to overhaul Pennsylvania’s worst-performing public schools by helping thousands more of those students afford private and...
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...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Several departing state lawmakers, including the former top Republican on the Senate Education Committee, are in line for six-figure, taxpayer-funded payoffs as they head into retirement. State Sen. Jeff Piccola, R-...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate tweaked a charter schools reform bill last night, dropping language that would have created a statewide authorizing board for the alternative public schools. The amended bill kicked out of the...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekWith their margins eroded in the staet House and Senate, senior Republicans said this afternoon that they won't be taking their eye off the ball in the new session that starts in January. In the House, GOP leaders say they......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Sorry for being tardy. As you might imagine, things started early and ended late yesterday. So here's a quick round-up of Election Day action across the state. In the race for the White House, President......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekWith the clock ticking down to Election Day, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey spent part of his Monday night courting some of the voters who will count most for him on Tuesday: Union workers who were running a phone bank at......
Multi-Media JournalistThe candidates in the race to succeed retiring state Sen. Jeff Piccola (R-15th) have engaged in one of the most fiercely fought races in Pennsylvania, attacking each other for weeks on air and in debates over issues directly impacting the Capital City....
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to the first weekend of August. Hopefully there aren't too many dog days ahead of us. But if that distant howling we hear this morning is any indication, then there might be a fair......
You have to appreciate Johnstown. First, this is the town that inspired the 1977 movie "Slap Shot," filmed in Johnstown and based on the real Johnstown Jets of the old North American Hockey League. Two of the actors portraying the movie's infamously...
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