Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Low-performing schools in Pennsylvania could wind up in a state-run district, under a new proposal in Harrisburg. Philadelphia superintendent William Hite says that could put additional financial pressure on Philadelphia.
In dismissing the suit brought by six school districts, parents, and the NAACP, Commonwealth Court ruled that funding schools is an issue for the state legislature, not the courts.
The idea would involve allowing bars in certain areas, such entertainment zones and/or center city Philadelphia, to remain open until 4:00am.
Going class-to-class with city leaders, Wolf chatted with students and teachers at Kensington Health Sciences Academy, learning about the unique programs offered there for the more than 400 students.
In response, Pennsylvania’s education secretary said Gov. Wolf has plans to address the funding disparity between rich and poor school districts.
Gov. Wolf’s spokesman, Jeff Sheridan, says there will be no interruption of coverage for those affected.
Tom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor, replacing Tom Corbett, a Republican.
This Sunday, turnpike tolls will go up five percent across the board.
Former governor Ed Rendell says he’s confident that the city and local donors can raise the $84 million needed to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
The mayor believes Wolf’s election will boost the prospects for passage of dedicated, student-weighted state funding for all school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
In its new report, Common Cause evaluates ten swing states on their implementation of 19 recommendations issued by President Obama’s elections commission earlier this year.
Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf argued over taxes and school funding during the one-hour “Breakfast with the Candidates” at the CBS Broadcast Center.
They’re being called “pre-pups” – prenuptials to include your pet.
“Rather than waiting for the evidence that we need to make an arrest of a child predator, we can now make that arrest within three to four hours,” said state attorney general Kathlee Kane.
The settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia by gun-carry advocates will force police and other city officials to more strongly adhere to state law in a variety of gun-related matters.