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  • Monday Morning Coffee: Lawmakers Return To Official Start Of Budget Season.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. When they return to work this afternoon, state lawmakers will begin the final push to approve a new state budget for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. Some parameters of the debate are......
  • House signs off on $4.5B in bonds to pay off unemployment debt, eligibility fixes.

     
    Legislation that would allow Pennsylvania to pay off nearly $4 billion in borrowed federal unemployment benefits , while also placing new limits on eligibility and benefits – is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. The state House voted........
  • Western PA lawmaker eyeing voucher alternative bill.

     
    A western Pennsylvania lawmaker is eyeing an expansion of an already popular business tax credit program that could extend school choice by this fall to students in Pennsylvania's worst-performing schools. Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, said he could...
  • 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 Midafternoon Budget Update.

     
    The House has voted 115-82 to approve changes to the state's school code that would place school superintendents' contracts under the auspices of Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law. It would also implement new evaluation standards for public school...
  • 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...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We hope you all had a good Fourth of July and celebrated it in fine style with loved ones, friends and family. As you might expect from the first day back after a midweek holiday,......
  • State Judge Upholds PA's #VoterID Law.

     
    By John L. Micek and Scott Kraus HARRISBURG _ Setting the stage for a fight in state Supreme Court, a lower court judge upheld Pennsylvania's controversial voter identification law Wednesday, rejecting claims by critics that it would result in the......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Sandusky fall-out for Gov. Corbett's electoral fortunes?

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Even as the state spar-over-case-1.1385891">House spars over a non-binding resolution calling for a federal probe of then-Attorney General Tom Corbett's handling of the Sandusky case, there's some additional...
  • Live-Blog: The last day of the 2011-12 legislative session.

     
    Today is the final day of the 2011-12 legislative session. State lawmakers are expected to work through the night today to try to wrap up any unfinished business before they depart for an Election Season break With the cancellation of......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: PA Turnpike plans all-electronic tolling.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. This ones for all the Luddites out there. You know who you are. You proudly proclaim to your friends that you've never Tweeted, Facebooked, Four-Squared, Tumblred or even once downloaded music to your laptop. You......