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(Gov. Tom Wolf addresses the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children.  DYAEYC executive director Sharon Easterling is at left.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Philadelphia, Gov. Tom Wolf Urges Better Funding For Early Education Across Pennsylvania

A friendly crowd greeted the governor, who earlier this month proposed $2 billion in additional funding for early education in Pennsylvania over the next four years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(William Ryan, chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, testifies before members of the Pa. House.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Gaming Control Chair Says Approval of 2nd Philadelphia Casino Was The Right Thing

Appearing today at state House budget hearings, William Ryan defended the board’s decision to award a license for a second casino in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf, during his 2015 budget address.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address Outlines Far-Reaching Overhaul of Taxes — Some Up, Some Down

Wolf called for a tax on natural gas drilling, to increase the state’s contribution to public schools to 50 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf To Propose Property Tax Relief Across Pennsylvania, Wage Tax Relief in Philadelphia

KYW Newsradio has learned that a siginificant reduction in the Philadelphia wage tax will be part of Governor Wolf’s budget proposal that will be laid out tomorrow.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Governor Wolf Announces Plan To Radically Change Pennsylvania’s Corporate Tax Structure

Governor Wolf traveled to the Lehigh Valley Wednesday to announce his proposal to cut the state’s corporate net income tax in half within two years, from 9-point-99 percent, to 4-point-99 percent.

02/25/2015

(Tom Wolf, candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, center, chats with Alan Levin, CEO of Northeast Building Products.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Pa. Governor Candidate Tom Wolf Says State Should Do More For Philadelphia Schools

One day after Governor Corbett was in town to announce an advance of funds for the troubled School District of Philadelphia, his Democratic opponent in the upcoming election, Tom Wolf, made a campaign stop in Northeast Philadelphia.

08/07/2014

(Jerry Jordan, head of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, testifies before City Council about how the union would like to see the schools funded.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Teachers’ Union To Corbett: We’ve Already Offered Concessions

Governor Corbett yesterday called out the Philadelphia teachers union for not contributing to a solution for the school district’s fiscal mess. The union says the governor is wrong.

07/11/2014

Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai speaks with reporters in Harrisburg. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Budget Puts Republican Corbett At Odds With GOP Lawmakers

Governor Corbett’s decision to trim legislative funding from the new state budget is shining a light on the rift between the Republican governor and the legislative leaders of his own party who control the House and Senate.

07/11/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, accompanied by Pennsylvania budget secretary Charles Zogby, speaks with reporters after signing but vetoing portions of the new state budget.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Signs Budget, Vetoes Legislative Funding

Gov. Tom Corbett is vetoing millions of dollars from the state legislature’s budget and urging lawmakers to make a new effort to address public-sector pensions.

07/10/2014

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

Senate Majority Leader: Pa. Budget Headed For Overtime

The current fiscal year ends June 30th. That’s when a new budget is due and lawmakers are scheduled to wrap up work for the summer. But, Chester Republican Dominic Pileggi, the Senate majority leader has told members of his caucus to prepare to be in Harrisburg in July.

06/17/2014

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Area Early Education Advocates Send A Message — With A Face — To Harrisburg

“People should take a selfie and they should tweet it with the hashtag #IamPreK,” said the head of the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children at their annual conference.

03/21/2014

(Nutter speaks to a luncheon of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Wobbly Funding For Phila. Schools a Business Issue, Too, Nutter Tells Leaders

“There is not one business in this room that would operate that way,” he told the business leaders.

02/18/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett speaks to reporters in Harrisburg.  File Photo by Tony Romeo)

In Budget Address, Gov. Corbett Says Pa. Economy Is Recovering Thanks To Hard Choices

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is lauding the turnaround of Pennsylvania’s economy during the four years he was in office.

02/04/2014

(Members of Philadelphia's Democratic caucus in the Pa. State Senate.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. State Senate Dems Propose $300M Fix For Education Statewide

The plan from the Philadelphia Democrats would generate $300 million for schools statewide, including $90 million more for Philadelphia.

01/30/2014

(Pennsylvania revenue secretary Dan Meuser testifies before the State Senate Finance Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lottery Asking For Approval To Roll Out Keno Terminals Statewide

The state revenue secretary says the Pennsylvania Lottery could begin rolling out a keno game by the end of this year if a consensus can be reached.

01/29/2014

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