eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Fate Of Philadelphia’s School Year Hangs In Balance

This is the do-or-die week for Philadelphia public schools. By Friday, the superintendent has to decide whether to lay-off hundreds of teachers, which could delay the start of the school year.

08/11/2014

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 23: Pope Francis attends a mass with newly appointed cardinals at St Peter's Basilica on February 23, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis presided over Mass in Saint PeterÕs Basilica on Sunday, one day after 19 bishops were added to the college of cardinals. (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Sources: Chaput, Corbett, Nutter Could Meet Privately With Pope During Vatican Visit

Sources tell KYW Newsradio, it’s also possible the contingent could meet privately with the pope.

03/07/2014

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

Corbett To Make Final Budget Address Before Facing Re-Election

As to the importance of Corbett’s budget proposal, one need only consider that his poll numbers remain abysmal, and that his re-election campaign hired a former presidential speechwriter to tweak today’s address.

02/04/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Report On States’ Fiscal Health Puts Pennsylvania Near Bottom

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University looked at states’ ability to meet short and long-term obligations, and Pennsylvania, with few cash reserves and a big pending pension obligation, ranked 42.

01/18/2014

(Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Corbett Eyeing ‘Pa-Based’ Solution To Expanding Medicaid

Governor Corbett has heretofore resisted calls to embrace an expansion of Medicaid, citing concerns about whether the federal government will remain committed to funding levels.

09/13/2013

File Photo (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Corbett Still Struggling To Win Over Democrats

Six months after saying he wanted to do a better job of winning the votes of Democrats for his agenda, PA Governor Tom Corbett is still pushing an agenda that Democrats largely oppose while relying on the Legislature’s Republican majorities.

07/20/2013

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Medicaid Expansion On Hold For Summer In Pennsylvania

Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania is on hold for the summer as the state Senate backed away from its standoff with the House on the issue.

07/03/2013

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo.  Credit:  Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Prominent Philadelphia Latino Defends Corbett In Comment Controversy

At least one prominent Philadelphia Latino Democrat believes the latest flap over comments by Governor Corbett is overblown and says the general trend of hyping up controversy over comments by political figures isn’t good for democracy.

05/26/2013

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett.  File photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Corbett Says Latino Comment Taken Out Of Context

Gov. Tom Corbett defended a comment he made last week that he had no Latinos on his staff, saying Wednesday that it had been taken out of context to hurt him politically.

05/23/2013

(Gov. Tom Corbett.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Criticism Flares Around New Pa. Graduation Tests

It seemed to hit the Capitol like a brick: a sudden groundswell of criticism over a move by Gov. Tom Corbett and the Pennsylvania State Board of Education to toughen academic achievement standards and tie them to graduation tests for the state’s roughly 1.7 million public and charter school students.

05/18/2013

Tom Corbett (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Study: Medicaid Expansion Could Improve Pennsylvania’s Economic Health

The Pennsylvania Hospital Association is trying to persuade Governor Corbett to expand Medicaid in the state with an argument they hope will appeal to him, the economic development advantages of the program.

03/30/2013

(Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Survey: Pa. Gov. Corbett Highest Paid Governor In US

A survey, done by The California Citizens Compensation Commission, says Tom Corbett was the highest paid governor in the U.S. in 2012.

03/20/2013

(Gov. Tom Corbett.  File photo: AP)

Governor Corbett Continues Lottery Privatization Efforts

State Revenue Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Brassell says the governor has decided to tweak the contract and try again.

03/15/2013

Tom Corbett (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Corbett In Political Firestorm Over Pending Decision On Medicaid

Governor Corbett is in the middle of a political firestorm over his pending decision on whether to accept an expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania and there’s pressure on both sides.

03/10/2013

(Gov. Tom Corbett -- File photo by Tony Romeo)

Right To Work Battle In Pa.?

Several conservative lawmakers have introduced a package of bills to outlaw compulsory union membership, but the odds are against Pennsylvania becoming the next right-to-work battleground state.

01/28/2013

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 31,936 other followers