Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

(Outside the Delco Emergency Management Center, adjacent to the prison, County Council chairman Mario Civera speaks to reporters.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Delaware County Declares Storm Emergency, Asks For State Aid

With tens of thousands of power outages, dozens of major road closures, and other related headaches, Delaware County Council chairman Mario Civera (at lectern in photo) says they reached out to Governor Wolf for assistance.

06/24/2015

(The Basic Education Funding Commission, meeting in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Suggested Overhaul to Pa. School Funding Formula Made Public

A commission empaneled to examine a potential overhaul Pennsylvania’s public school funding formula has revealed its long-awaited recommendations.

06/18/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite.   File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Schools Chief Lukewarm to State Takeover of Some Low-Performing Schools

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Commonwealth Court Nixes Lawsuit Over ‘Adequate’ Education in Pennsylvania

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

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Pa. House GOP Leaders Wary of Extending Barroom Serving Hours in Certain Areas

The idea would involve allowing bars in certain areas, such entertainment zones and/or center city Philadelphia, to remain open until 4:00am.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf, far left, watches as students use laptop computers to learn about human cardiac systems.  Photo by Dan Wing)

Gov. Wolf Visits a Philadelphia High School, Pushing For Better Education Funding Statewide

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(US education secretary Arne Duncan, in blue shirtsleeves, visits the EM Stanton School in South Philadelphia.   Photo by Pat Loeb)

US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia To Talk About Future of State Funding for Schools

In response, Pennsylvania’s education secretary said Gov. Wolf has plans to address the funding disparity between rich and poor school districts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(Tom Wolf, being sworn in as Pennsylvania governor on January 20th.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Wolf Administration Promises Orderly Transition to Simple Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf’s spokesman, Jeff Sheridan, says there will be no interruption of coverage for those affected.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

(Tom Wolf, being sworn in as Pennsylvania governor on January 20th.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Tom Wolf Sworn In As Newest Governor of Pennsylvania

Tom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor, replacing Tom Corbett, a Republican.

01/20/2015

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Going Up — Again — on Sunday

This Sunday, turnpike tolls will go up five percent across the board.

01/02/2015

(Photo by Kim Glovas)

Dems Pressing Local Donors To Help Bring 2016 Political Convention to Philadelphia

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.

11/17/2014

(Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Sees Hope For Phila. Schools in Wolf’s Election as Pa. Governor

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.

11/05/2014

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Watchdog Group Gives Pennsylvania Mixed Marks on Fixing Voter Access

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.

10/28/2014

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Sparks Fly Between Corbett, Wolf At ‘Breakfast With The Candidates’ Debate

Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf argued over taxes and school funding during the one-hour “Breakfast with the Candidates” at the CBS Broadcast Center.

10/01/2014

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‘Pre-Pups’ Decide Who Gets The Pet In The Event Of A Divorce

They’re being called “pre-pups” – prenuptials to include your pet.

09/02/2014

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