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Mike Vereb

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  • Chisholm and Dolich: Close funding gap between wealthy, poor schools

    As the governor's race heats up, it is clear the leading issue on voter's minds is public education. During this political season and a bit under the radar, a state-appointed Basic Education Funding Commission has been conducting a series of public...
  • Cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal sues over Pennsylvania speech law

    Cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal sues over Pennsylvania speech law
    PHILADELPHIA — Mumia Abu-Jamal, serving life in prison for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer, and his supporters filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging a state law enacted after a college graduation speech the activist inmate gave last...
  • Northampton Area schools chief backs drive for new state funding formula

    Northampton Area schools chief backs drive for new state funding formula
    To one top-ranking school district administrator, the decision from Harrisburg to reconsider the current formula for state funding of public schools is a step in the right direction. Joe Kovalchik, superintendent of the Northampton Area School District,...
  • It'll Be A Lonely Primary For A Lot Of Lawmakers This Year.

     
    Good Afternoon, All. If there was any doubt, it looks like the vogue for reform has passed and the wave of anger from the 2006 cycle has officially subsided. We've just gone and checked the list of candidates from the......
  • Gaming Board Boss Again Calls For Move For Agency's Investigative Wing to Attorney General.

     
    The state Legislature needs to finally pass legislation transferring control of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's investigations wing to the Attorney General's office, the agency's top official said this morning. As he made his annual budget pitch...
  • Vereb bill aimed at protecting student-athletes headed to Gov. Corbett's desk.

     
    Legislation Aimed At Protecting Student-Athletes ... ... from an affliction known as "sudden cardiac arrest syndrome" is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett's desk. The state House voted unanimously this afternoon to approve legislation sponsored by Rep....
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: What's $3.87 Billion Between Friends?

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Back in the early 1990s, when grunge ruled the Earth and everyone, by law, was required to wear flannel, look moody and drink truly psychotic amounts of coffee while listening to the first Pearl Jam......
  • "Learning opportunities slashed" because of funding cuts, new report concludes.

     
    Here's more about the school funding report set to be released later today by the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials and the Pennsyvlania Association of School Administrators. The third annual survey reveals "a rapid decline in school...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Moving The Budget Dominoes.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. In case you missed it yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee got the next set of budget dominoes in line as it voted, along party lines, to send the $27.65 billion budget plan approved by the......
  • On a busy Monday, state lawmakers put the "fun" in school funding.

     
    Public schools -- and how to pay for them. That's the topic of the morning as state lawmakers return to work this morning after a weeklong recess prompted by ... well ... we have no idea what it was prompted......
  • Corbett to sign Rep. Vereb's "Sudden Cardiac Arrest" bill in Norristown.

     
    From Our "It Is What It Sounds Like" Desk: Gov. Tom Corbett will travel to Norristown on Wednesday to sign Rep. Mike Vereb's bill aimed at preventing what's known as "sudden cardiac arrest" syndrome in student-athletes. The 11 a.m. ceremony......