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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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Pennsylvania Officials Call For More Funding For Local Law Enforcement

Senator Bob Casey says he’ll vote for a ban on assault weapons and large ammunition clips but there’s another measure he’d like to see to curb gun violence; he’s calling for full funding of federal programs for local law enforcement.

01/17/2013

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Shane Victorino Celebrates Nicetown Boys And Girls Club Anniversary

Shane Victorino and his wife Melissa had a grand reception from about three dozen kids at the Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys and Girls Club Friday evening.

01/05/2013

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Governor Christie Meets President Obama At The White House, In Town To Discuss Superstorm Aid Funding

President Barack Obama has met with New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie at the White House.

12/06/2012

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$12M Restored To Various Philadelphia Programs

This past week City Council restored more than $10 million in funding to programs that had been reduced or cut earlier, including money for the Department of Parks and Recreation.

12/01/2012

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Committee Of 70 Concerned About Plan To Give City Council Control Over Money

A Philadelphia city councilman’s plan to give council direct and final control over hundreds of millions of dollars isn’t sitting too well with a local political watchdog group.

09/30/2012

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U.S. Attorney General Announces Funding For Law Enforcement Positions In 44 Cities, Including Philadelphia

Holder announced the funding at Philadelphia City Hall on Monday. It comes through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

06/25/2012

Tom Corbett (file photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Cuts Millions In Funding To Public Universities

On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Corbett laid out his proposed budget. It holds the line on taxes but cuts millions in funding to public universities like Temple, which stands to lose $43 million more than last year.

02/07/2012

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