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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...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Questions Loom On Gas Drilling Oversight.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. As state lawmakers return to work this morning to, one presumes, try to get a deal on an impact fee for natural gas drillers, now seems as good a time as any to pass along......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: A Buffet Of Links.

     
    Good Wednensday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Sorry we're late. Here's a quick round-up of the stories making news this Wednesday morning: As you might expect, where you stand politically has a lot to do with how you reacted to the State......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Legislative Retirements Update.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With the legislative petitioning process underway, but also existing in some bizarre kind of limbo, now seemed as good a time as any to update the list of lawmakers who have decided to call it......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The Thursday Five.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. After two or three days of positively frenetic activity here in the Seat of Power, we're taking this morning to take a breath, look around and perhaps exhale a bit on a snowy Thursday morning.......
  • On school tax credit's birthday, lawmakers and advocates renew call for school choice.

     
    Capitol Ideas Intern Mike Macagnone reports: State legislators have the chance now to save themselves from the judgement of history — on the subject of school choice, at least — according to Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver. Christiana, like...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The weekend warm-up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to the first weekend of August. Hopefully there aren't too many dog days ahead of us. But if that distant howling we hear this morning is any indication, then there might be a fair......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Senate panel drops statewide board from charters bill.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate tweaked a charter schools reform bill last night, dropping language that would have created a statewide authorizing board for the alternative public schools. The amended bill kicked out of the...