Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that voters say, by a 51-to-31 percent margin, that the governor does not deserve to be re-elected.
Now midway into his first term, Gov. Corbett says there are “many causes crying out for funding.”
State senator Dominic Pileggi of Chester County says that because reforms have failed, it’s time to have Municipal Court take over its functions.
There are about 11,000 confirmed cases in Pennsylvania so far this season, and 22 deaths.
The Pennwatch web site was created by an act of the state legislature.
Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett was peppered with questions about his belated disclosure that he accepted free trips paid for by a campaign contributor who sits on his privatization advisory panel.
“The electors of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have cast 20 votes for the Honorable Barack Obama…”
Mayor Nutter said Philadelphia and other cities in the Commonwealth would face “devastating” cuts in services if the fiscal cliff spending cuts kick on at the start of the new year.
If you would pay sales tax on an item in a brick-and-morter store, Pennsylvania wants you to pay sales tax when you make a purchase online.
The Educational Improvement Tax Credit is promoted as a way to provide a better education for poor children, but public education advocates say it actually takes away tax money that could be used to improve schools.
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.