Budget Crisis

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Statewide Poll Released In Pa. Could Have Implications On Current Budget Crisis

The state budget crisis is in full swing as a new Franklin and Marshall College poll is released by Terry Madonna, talk about timing.


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With Only A Month Until Their Contract Expires, Philadelphia Teachers Stage Rally

Teachers and parents gathered on the steps of de Burgos Elementary School at 4th and Lehigh to decry school budget cuts and demand more funding.


FILE PHOTO: Tom Corbett takes the oath of office as Pennsylvania’s 46th governor.

Corbett: Dedicated To Finding Long-Term Solution For Philadelphia School District

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett released a statement on the Philadelphia School District Wednesday afternoon that said he is dedicated to finding a solution that is fiscally responsible and student-focused.


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Philadelphia City Council President Hopes To Keep Schools Intact

With a new cigarette tax and pressure for other revenue the president of Philadelphia’s city council is still hoping to keep the schools intact.


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Analysis: Philadelphia School District’s Budget Crisis

Many schools are threatened with severe cutbacks, but Helen Gym, co-founder of Parents United For Public Education, says there is crisis after crisis because the School Reform Commission keeps hiring out-of city superintendents and forgets basic values.


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Parents, Students And Teachers Rally As School Budget Woes Continue

It was a show of solidarity at the Thomas Mifflin School in East Falls as students, parents, and community advocates staged a rally urging political leaders to help fund a school district budget shortfall of $304 million.


(Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Council President Clarke Optimistic About End To City’s Budget Battle

Council President Darrell Clarke postponed a Thursday morning budget hearing until next Tuesday. He hopes that will be the time when the council members come to an agreement on the perplexing budget.



Mayor Nutter’s Budget Crisis Proposal Comes Under Fire In Harrisburg

Mayor Nutter begs to differ with some state lawmakers who accuse him of failing to provide answers to their questions about the city’s budget crisis.