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  • Pennsylvania House and Senate spending expenses revealed

    Pennsylvania House and Senate spending expenses revealed
    After being elected to Lehigh County Court in November 2011, Doug Reichley resigned from his job as a Republican state representative. But, unbeknownst to Reichley, his old employer — the Pennsylvania House of Representatives — kept his...
  • Gov. taps new OIG, elections chief, hires House member

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a number of significant appointments Friday afternoon, naming a new elections commissioner, a new port authority member, four new members on the board of corrections, making the acting inspector general permanent and re-...
  • Medical marijuana hearing was historic for Pennsylvania Legislature

    The one person who should have been in Hearing Room 8E-A/B of the Pennsylvania Capitol, at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, was not there. Moments before the start of a hearing held by the state Senate Law & Justice Committee, 10-year-old Hannah Pallas of Butler...
  • Hundreds Rally For School Choice.

     
    If You Want Some Idea ... ... of where the approval of school vouchers ranks on the Corbett administration's legislative to-do list,stopping by the Capitol rotunda at 2 p.m. today would have provided you with a pretty clear indication. Hundreds of...
  • Vouchers Bill Clears Its First Hurdle With Senate Ed. Committee Approval.

     
    A Bill That Would Allow ... ... some parents to use taxpayer-funded vouchers to send their children to the school of their choice has cleared its first legislative hurdle, but if Tuesday’s vote by a state Senate panel was any......
  • School Choice Advocates Pack The Capitol

     
    Updated, 1:11 p.m.: With the insistent threat of rain, hundreds of teachers, parents and their children gathered on the Capitol steps this afternoon to call on lawmakers to pass a bill allowing taxpayer-funded school vouchers. "What do we want? School.......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Gaming Board Spins Dice On Last Resort License.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board meets this morning to possibly Slot-machine award the state's last resort license. Four applicants, including, most controversially, one just a cannon shot away from the...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: The Bake Sale Edition.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. PTA types from across Our Fair Commonwealth converge on the Capitol this morning to drive home the need for restoring cuts to public education funding. In an interview with The Shippensburg News-Chronicle, organizers...
  • Senate Repubs, Corbett Reach Agreement On Voucher Bill.

     
    Senate Republicans And Gov. Tom Corbett ... ... have apparently resolved their differences over a stalled school vouchers bill, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, said this afternoon. "We've made very good progress and we have agreement...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Vouchers Debate Begins Anew This Week.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Hope you're enjoying the long bank holiday weekend. State offices are closed for the Spanish Imperialist Smallpox Infested Blanket ... erm, sorry ... Columbus Day holiday, so the posting schedule today might be a...
  • Corbett School Reform Plan Calls For Vouchers, Charter School Fixes.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett introduced his long-awaited school reform plan today, calling for vouchers for students in the state’s worst-performing schools, tougher evaluation standards for public school teachers and changes in the way the Pennsylvania...