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PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch 
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PennDOT Secretary: More Turnpike Connections Down The Road

The secretary of PennDOT says more access points to the Pennsylvania Turnpike may be in the offing as extra revenues start rolling in under the state’s new transportation funding plan.

03/01/2014

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Superintendent Hite Introduces New Action Plan To Turn Around Philadelphia Public Schools

For Dr. William Hite, the goals are researched, proven and interconnected, at the top 100 percent college or career readiness.

02/17/2014

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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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Gov. Corbett Speaks To Dom Giordano About Some Of Pa.’s Hot Topics

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett joined Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to discuss his Energy = Jobs campaign, funding for Philadelphia’s public schools, a court ruling that struck down the highly controversial voter identification law, and the progress of an initiative to privatize the commonwealth’s state owned liquor stores.

01/21/2014

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‘The Circuit Coalition’ Asks For Funding To Continue Building Regional Trail Network

Dozens of non-profit groups that form ‘The Circuit Coalition’ are trying to make the case that the regional trail network is a worthy investment. The just expired Penn Foundation grant funded 40 different projects.

11/10/2013

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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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Debate Wages On Between Mayor Nutter And Council President Over $50 Million Needed For School District

The verbal sparring continues between Mayor Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke over how to get an extra $50 million dollars to the school district.

10/26/2013

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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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Vote On Transportation Funding Bill Postponed, Again

A spokesman for the state House majority leader says it now appears that a vote on a transportation funding bill will be postponed again and could be postponed for good.

10/12/2013

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On World Cerebral Palsy Day, Kickstarter Campaign Begins For Local Documentary On Condition

October 2nd is World Cerebral Palsy Day, and a Conshohocken woman is working to raise awareness with the help of yoga and a documentary film.

10/02/2013

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Summer Brings No Break For Simmering Political Debate

The big issue is education funding, or lack thereof.

06/16/2013

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Cash-strapped Philadelphia School District Requests Millions From City, State

The district has closed two dozen schools, it’s banking on salary cuts of an average ten percent from its employees, and it cut central office staff in half. But Superintendent William Hite says there’s still a $242 million dollar budget hole.

03/28/2013

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Parents Upset Over Philadelphia School District’s Plan To Privatize Pre-School

Parents are upset that the Philadelphia School District plans to privatize more Head Start slots next year.

03/23/2013

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Gov. Corbett Announces $10 Million In Funding For Pa. Airports

The money will go towards enhancing safety and improving facilities at 10 airports.

02/14/2013

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County-Run Nursing Homes In NJ Band Together As Funding Decreases

County-run nursing homes across New Jersey are banding together in hopes of getting extra help to stay in business as government funding continues to be reduced.

01/26/2013

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