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PSEA Urges Teachers To Consider Pay Freeze

The president of Pennsylvania’s largest teachers’ union is urging its members to “seriously consider” Gov. Tom Corbett’s call for public educators to agree to a one-year pay freeze.

03/16/2011

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo)

Gov. Corbett Lashes Back At Penn State For Budget Criticism

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett is firing back at Penn State officials for their criticism of the higher education budget cuts proposed in his budget address earlier this week.

03/11/2011

(Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gestures in front of a large screen in Malvern as Gov. Tom Corbett listens.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Corbett Tours Microsoft Office In Malvern, Says School Districts Will Have To Deal With Budget Cuts

At the end of Gov. Tom Corbett’s visit to the Microsoft facility, reporters raised questions related to the governor’s next budget, unveiled Tuesday in Harrisburg.

03/09/2011

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo)

Budget Cuts Mean More Unpaid Furlough Days At Philadelphia School District

The School District of Philadelphia’s executive staff now must take 16 furlough days, instead of eight.

03/09/2011

(Temple University president Ann Weaver Hart urges the school's community to become better informed about Pennsylvania's budget process.  Photo from temple.edu video)

Temple U. Head Urges Public Response To Corbett’s Education Budget Cuts

Temple University officials say the school was expecting the governor’s budget to cut funding but wasn’t prepared for a “profound” reduction of 50 percent to universities in the commonwealth.

03/08/2011

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In Philadelphia, Critics Quickly Lambaste Gov. Corbett’s Budget Plan

Critics of Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s new budget plan, released today in Harrisburg, were quick to respond.

03/08/2011

Corbett, making his budget address in Harrisburg.  (Photo from Pennsylvania Capitol TV)

Corbett’s Next Budget Calls For 500 State Employee Layoffs, $2.6B In Cuts

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett today took the wraps off a state budget proposal that cuts spending by about three percent in the 2011-2012 fiscal year, which begins July 1st.

03/08/2011

(Members of Philadelphia City Council follow along as Mayor Nutter gives his budget speech on Thursday.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Councilmembers Squirming Over Nutter’s Proposed Budget

Following the mayor’s speech to City Council on Thursday morning, Councilman Frank Rizzo called the mayor’s budget “a first draft,” and he expects Nutter to wind up blaming Governor Corbett for the final result.

03/03/2011

(Pennsylvania environmental secretary designee Michael Krancer, at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania DEP Secretary-Designee Says Times Disclosures Raise Drilling Questions

The man tapped to become Pennsylvania’s environmental protection chief says he’s “ruminating” over a New York Times article raising concerns over radioactivity and other pollution in wastewater from natural gas drilling.

03/02/2011

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett and other new members of the DRPA are sworn in on Wednesday morning.  Photo by David Madden)

Gov. Corbett, Sworn In At DRPA, Promises Review Of Mission

Corbett, as the board’s new chairman, vowed to keep an open mind on things at the embattled bi-state agency.

03/02/2011

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End of Pennsylvania “Adult Basic” Insurance Program Sends Thousands Scrambling

The loss leaves about 41,000 working people in Pennsylvania looking for affordable health insurance.

03/01/2011

(A December 2010 meeting of the DRPA.  File photo by David Madden)

Remaining DRPA Board Members Rolling With The Changes

Major changes made on the Pennsylvania side of the table at the board of the Delaware River Port Authority are being welcomed by at least one person who sits on the New Jersey side.

03/01/2011

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Pennsylvania Budget Boss Warns Of Sweeping Cuts Ahead

Governor Tom Corbett’s budget secretary today prepared Pennsylvania residents for some pain in next week’s budget address.

02/28/2011

(Pennsylvania lawmakers hold hearing on Marcellus shale tax in King of Prussia, Pa.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Marcellus Shale Drilling Tax

The issue of whether to impose a severance tax on companies looking to drill in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale was front and center on Wednesday at a Pennsylvania House hearing in Montgomery County.

02/23/2011

(The scene in Madison, Wisconsin, which Corbett Spokesman Kevin Harley says will not happen in Pennsylvania. Credit: Getty Images)

Corbett Spokesman Says ‘Wisconsin-Style’ Showdown Not Expected In Pa.

A spokesman for Governor Corbett says he expects to negotiate with state union workers in “good faith” and does not expect a Wisconsin-style showdown over collecting bargaining rights in Pennsylvania.

02/23/2011

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