Fate Of Philadelphia's School Year Hangs In BalanceThis 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.
Sources: Chaput, Corbett, Nutter Could Meet Privately With Pope During Vatican VisitSources tell KYW Newsradio, it’s also possible the contingent could meet privately with the pope.
Corbett To Make Final Budget Address Before Facing Re-ElectionAs 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.
Report On States' Fiscal Health Puts Pennsylvania Near BottomThe 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.
Corbett Eyeing 'Pa-Based' Solution To Expanding MedicaidGovernor Corbett has heretofore resisted calls to embrace an expansion of Medicaid, citing concerns about whether the federal government will remain committed to funding levels.
Corbett Still Struggling To Win Over DemocratsSix 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.
Medicaid Expansion On Hold For Summer In PennsylvaniaMedicaid expansion in Pennsylvania is on hold for the summer as the state Senate backed away from its standoff with the House on the issue.
Prominent Philadelphia Latino Defends Corbett In Comment ControversyAt 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.
Corbett Says Latino Comment Taken Out Of ContextGov. 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.
Criticism Flares Around New Pa. Graduation TestsIt 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.
Study: Medicaid Expansion Could Improve Pennsylvania’s Economic HealthThe 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.
Survey: Pa. Gov. Corbett Highest Paid Governor In USA survey, done by The California Citizens Compensation Commission, says Tom Corbett was the highest paid governor in the U.S. in 2012.