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  • Exclusive: Republicans weighing new Corbett budget pitch.

     
    Legislative Republicans are weighing a new budget proposal of about $27.4 billion from the Corbett administration that was presented during a negotiating session this morning. Neither side would discuss details but Gov. Tom Corbett did lay "out in more...
  • Framework for $27.656B budget reached.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett and legislative Republicans said Wednesday that they’d arrived at a “framework” for a $27.656 billion state budget for 2012-13 that adds money to some state programs that had originally been targeted for cuts. The...
  • Nat.gas tax credit an "essential" part of budget deal for Corbett, negotiators say.

     
    Legislative authorization of a $1.65 billion tax credit for Shell Oil and other petrochemical producers is a Corbett administration "essential" as negotiations over the 2012-13 state budget enter their final days. "It is very clear that it is something...
  • Mid-Morning Budget Update: School reform details emerge.

     
    Two of the Legislature's biggest advocates for special education reform are working to sell the Corbett administration and the GOP-controlled House on an amended version of their plan to change the way the state pays for special education. Language being....
  • Tea-Time Budget Update: They're still talking.

     
    Legislative Republicans ... ... met behind closed doors for more than an hour this afternoon to continue evaluating the reported $27.4 billion budget offer that the Corbett administration made on Tuesday. "It's no different than any other year," House...
  • As budget talks continue, Democrats still waiting for their invite.

     
    There's been no shortage of middle-aged and mostly white men spilling out the executive suite during budget negotiations this week. But as the clock ticks down to the June 30 deadline to pass a new spending, one set of mostly......
  • Yet another suggested state pension fix.

     
    From Clara Ritger: A Chester County Republican says he wants to fix the state's pension system by switching current and future state and school employees from the current defined benefit system to a defined contribution plan similar to a 401(k).......
  • Midday Budget Update: The wheels do turn slowly.

     
    Good Afternoon, Everyone. Here's where things stand as of 12:34 p.m: 1. The House debated, and then went over, changes to the School Code Bill. The proposal would, among other things, place school superintendents' contracts under the auspices of...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: And The Polls Are Open.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The big day is finally upon us: In an election in which no Pennsylvanian will have a say, Granite State voters head to the polls this morning in the first presidential primary of the 2012......
  • Delaware County Lawmakers Call On Corbett To Intervene In Chester-Upland.

     
    Here's The Text Of A Letter ... ... that Delaware County area lawmakers sent to Gov. Tom Corbett this afternoon asking for the administration to intervene in the growing crisis in the Chester-Upland schools. The signers to the letter include......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: DeWeese Corruption Trial Begins.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Rep. Bill DeWeese's public corruption trial in Dauphin County Court yesterday, where prosecutors from the state Attorney General's Office engaged in the time-honored opening argument rite of stripping a defendant's...