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Pa. Wins Partial Waiver Of No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Education Department granted Pennsylvania a partial waiver from the No Child Left Behind school evaluation law Tuesday, giving state officials the flexibility to develop alternatives they say will yield more meaningful assessments of schools and students.


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PA Court To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Arguments On Sept. 4

A Pennsylvania court will hear arguments next month on the governor’s attempt to stop Montgomery County from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.


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Past Governor Spokesmen Offer Spin On Corbett’s Woes

Governor Tom Corbett may not be changing his message as he shifts into re-election mode, but for the first time in his nearly three-year tenure he’s bringing in new messengers.


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Corbett Names Former State Lawmaker True As Aide

A former eight-term state lawmaker from Lancaster County is Gov. Tom Corbett’s new legislative affairs secretary.


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Kevin Harley Stepping Down As Corbett Spokesman

Gov. Tom Corbett’s longtime spokesman, Kevin Harley, is taking a new job outside of state government.


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PA House GOP Conservatives Flex Political Muscle

The conservative majority of the House GOP caucus has proven that it can win elections and get results in the Pennsylvania state Capitol.


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Wine Shipments Bill Still Wrapped Up In Privatization Debate

One big reason is that Republican leaders of the GOP-controlled House said they didn’t want to deal with alcohol privatization on a piecemeal basis.


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Gov. Corbett, Political Supporters Head To Pa. Resort

Gov. Tom Corbett and more than 100 political supporters are planning to gather at a southwestern Pennsylvania resort for a weekend event being headlined by New Jersey Gov. Christie.


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Local Musicians Urge Restoration Of Funding For Arts In Philadelphia Schools

While the R&B, rap and rock bands played on, organizers gathered petition signatures at Love Park Tuesday, urging that cuts to music and arts programs in Philadelphia schools be restored.


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Pennsylvania Lottery Sales Up Big, Profits Not So Much

The Pennsylvania Lottery once again set records for sales and profits in the fiscal year just ended, but there’s a big difference in the numbers for both categories.


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Gov. Corbett Hires 3rd Chief Of Staff Amid Worries

Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s hiring his third chief of staff and his third secretary of legislative affairs in as many years as he struggles to improve his public image and his clout inside the Capitol.


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Millions Added For Philadelphia Schools As State Finalizes Budget

In a brief afternoon session Monday, the state house wrapped up the budget by approving what’s called the fiscal code. Wrapped up in that code is a one-time, $45 million for Philadelphia schools.


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Son-In-Law Of Governor Corbett Faces Charges

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s son-in-law, a former Philadelphia narcotics officer, is facing theft charges.


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Corbett Rolls Out Eleventh Hour Plan To Rescue Philadelphia’s Public Schools

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has taken the wraps off an emergency funding proposal intended to raise $140 million for Philadelphia’s public schools.


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Gov. Corbett On Budget, Other Talks: We’re Working On It

Gov. Tom Corbett shuttled between the offices of legislative leaders on the final afternoon of the state budget year Sunday with the fate of his ambitious budget-season agenda hanging in the balance.