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Jeffrey E Piccola

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  • The Top 5 Political Stories Of 2011: No. 4 Maps and Legends.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Our countdown of the year's top political stories continues this morning with a geography lesson. Or, more specifically, a lesson about the inherently political nature of mapmaking in Pennsylvania. To quickly...
  • The Top 5 Political Stories of 2011: No. 3 The Fight Over Education Funding.

     
    The Kids May Have This Week Off ... ... for the holidays (Yes, holidays.), but the fight over funding for Pennsylvania's 500 school districts and whose vision for public education would win the rhetorical high ground rarely took a day......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Legislative Retirements Round Up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Sorry we're late, Things were a little on the hectic this side this morning and were punctuated by a presentation for Little Miss Capitol Ideas' first-grade class that required us to dust-off some seriously underused.....
  • Tomalis To Lawmaker: "Your Criticisms Are Misplaced. Your Facts Are Simply Wrong."

     
    If You're Not Already Familiar ... ... with the rapidly decaying financial situation in the Chester-Upland School District in Delaware County, you soon will be. The 3,600-student district is on the brink of financial insolvency. And officials there...
  • Senate GOP Eyes Mandate Relief For School Districts.

     
    Pennsylvania School Districts ... ... would get a break on providing mandated services ranging from pupil transportation to teachers’ professional development under a sprawling, 18-bill package rolled out by Senate Republicans on Tuesday. “We&...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: More News About Higher Education.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Always a blog to look at the glass as half-full rather than half-empty (primarily because this means that we're at Happy Hour somewhere), we've been trying to find a silver lining in the ongoing discussion......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Corbett Official: We "Strongly Support" Vouchers Bill.

     
    State Education Secretary Ron Tomalis ... ... has sent the clearest signal yet that the Corbett administration is backing a compromise vouchers bill now before the Senate Education Committee. Speaking before a packed Capitol rally, Tomalis told hundreds...
  • Piccola: House EITC Bill Is "DOA" In The Senate.

     
    That Says It All, Really. No sooner had the House passed a bill expanding the state's popular Educational Improvement Tax Credit,a senior Senate Republican said it had no future on his side of the Capitol. "I can only speak for......
  • Enviro Group Follows The (Gas) Money.

     
    A New Report ... ... issued by a natural gas industry watchdog group found that Pennsylvania lawmakers have received more than $7 million from gas drilling companies in the past decade, including about $3.4 million donated to those currently in......