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Lawmakers Trying To Figure Out How To Deal With NJ Budget Shortfall

New Jersey has 60 days to find an $800 million solution as an income tax shortfall leads to questions about cutting spending.

04/30/2014

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More Budget Cuts Coming As New Jersey Tax Revenues Fall $800-Million Short Of Expectations

New Jersey is forced to deal with yet another revenue shortfall, and that means budget cuts, perhaps major ones given the current spending plan is some $800-million dollars in the red.

04/30/2014

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Pennsylvania Gets More Bad Budget News In April

Pennsylvania’s tax collections in the all-important month of April are lagging badly, and it’s threatening to knock Gov. Tom Corbett’s election-year budget proposal $1billion out of balance.

04/29/2014

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Shortfall in Philadelphia School District Lump Sum Budget

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the School Reform Commission adopted a lump sum budget statement for next year with a $320 million dollar hole in it.

03/27/2014

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Art Show Gives Local Students Opportunity To Showcase Their Work

In an age where art programs in schools are threatened because of budget woes, an art show is celebrating the work of nearly 300 students from Montgomery and Bucks counties.

03/08/2014

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Winter Storms Cost Delaware More Than $13 Million — With More Snow On The Way

The state has bought 77,000 tons of salt so far and doled out over 82,000 hours of overtime pay to employees. That comes out to over $13 million spent in winter storm costs, nearly four times the amount originally budgeted.

02/28/2014

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Winter Weather Takes Big Bite Out Of SEPTA’s Budget

As we continue to move through winter, budget impacts on agencies like SEPTA are beginning to be felt and so far, it’s in the millions of dollars.

02/26/2014

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Councilman Introduces Bill That Would Cut City’s Wage Tax

A city councilman says Mayor Nutter needs to ramp up in a big way, by making cuts to the much-hated Philadelphia wage tax.

02/08/2014

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Lt. Governor Cawley Speaks To Dom Giordano About Top Issues In The State

Dom Giordano talked to Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Wednesday about school funding, the transportation bill and gasoline taxes.

02/05/2014

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Residents In Bucks County Dig Out & Try To Stay Safe In The Bitter Cold

The roads in Bucks County are doing okay Wednesday evening. Main roads like 611 have been moving along fine, and even thought side streets are still snowy, they are certainly manageable.

01/22/2014

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Parents And Public School Advocates Voice Their Displeasure With School District’s Plans

Parents and public school advocates say they’re not at all pleased with the School District’s plans for $45 million dollars recently released by Governor Corbett and they gave City Council an earful this past week.

11/03/2013

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Veteran Concerned About Future Meals After Food Stamp Budget Cuts

Ileana Diaz spoke with a veteran about his concerns after the major food stamp budget cuts.

11/01/2013

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Federal Food Stamp Program To Lose $5 Billion In Funding Tomorrow

The 2009 stimulus act that initially increased food stamp benefits expires this November, reducing the amount of money that the 1.8 million residents in Pennsylvania will get.

10/31/2013

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Protesters Rally Against School District Budget Cuts

Hundreds of George Sharswood students marched to Philadelphia School District Headquarters in an attempt to save their two teachers from being let go.

10/25/2013

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Debate Over Property-Tax Exempt Colleges Renewed

Philadelphia’s school funding crisis has renewed a debate over whether local colleges and universities that are property-tax-exempt should help out more. Those universities responded this past week with a report laying out how much they already contribute.

10/20/2013

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