Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Expanding the program at a time when the state has slashed public school funding is infuriating public education advocates.
“BLOCS provides scholarships from your business taxes to students who not only want to attend a Catholic school but are most in need,” says one advertisement.
State senator Tony Williams defends the program as similar to the GI Bill, but some of his Harrisburg colleagues see it as improperly favoring closed groups.
In the final days of the campaign for president, Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes are suddenly looming large.
“Matt is no longer with us because two men learned — they learned — that it was okay to hate,” Judy Shepard said.
Montgomery County, Pa. is making it easier for eligible voters in the county to get a photo ID in time to cast their ballot in the November election.
Mayor Nutter wanted extra hours and extra personnel at all ID centers every day until Election Day. The state countered with a few extra hours on Thursdays.
A business advocacy group says Pennsylvania and Philadelphia in particular have a legal system that’s unfair to businesses.
Republican Presidential challenger Mitt Romney’s surrogates campaigned in Philadelphia on Thursday as part of what they call his “Women for Mitt Coalition.”
Do red-light cameras reduce accidents, or cause them? There are impassioned arguments on both sides.
New Jersey’s trial run for red light cameras suffered a setback earlier this summer after critics charged the “yellow” was turning to “red” too fast in some cases.
“It’s been like hell for me,” says lead plaintiff Viviette Applewhite, 93, who testified that she’s been trying for years to get acceptable ID.
The trial over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law begins next week and ACLU and the Commonwealth submitted their final court papers laying out arguments for and against the law.
The decision — related to excessive sanctions and the precept of justice that punishment for crimes should be graduated and proportioned — could have the biggest impact here in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia election officials, anxious to make sure voters have photo ID, are waiting impatiently for data from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.