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  • 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....
  • Top Republican: "Baby steps" being made on #PaBudget.

     
    Budget negotiations between legislative Republicans and the Corbett administration continued this morning, with the two sides trying to close the $500 million gap separating their respective budget proposals. Legislative negotiators said Gov. Tom...
  • 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...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: It's been 10 years since the Quecreek Accident.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. As hard as it is to believe, it's been a decade since a mining accident in rural Somerset County focused national attention on Pennsylvania, briefly turned a media star out of then-Gov. Mark Schweiker and......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Supreme Court to hear redistricting challenges.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Everyone knows the classic image of the campaign reporter. Rumpled. Maybe a touch grouchy. Definitely cynical and weary from endless hours on the road and endless meals at diners along the highways and byways of......
  • Looking Ahead: Charter school reform may face another bumpy path this fall.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett’s education czar said this week that the Republican administration plans to make a renewed push on the unfinished parts of its school reform agenda during this fall’s legislative session. But neither time – nor...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Lawmakers return for busy fall session (or not).

     
    Good Monday Morning Fellow Seekers. Pennsylvania’s public school students have been in class for weeks, but state lawmakers will finally return to work today for an abbreviated fall voting session that could end up being as notable for what doesn&#...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Senate to push for open-records fix for Penn State, other state schools?

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. State lawmakers return to town in just about a week for an abbreviated fall session. But during the time they have, expect a renewed push for reforms to Pennsylvania's open-records law. After a summer of......