Jesse Turner (wearing lime-green shirt in photo) is walking from Connecticut to Washington, DC to gain support for his fight against high-stakes standardized tests in public schools.
Privatization is a top priority for leaders of the Republican-controlled House. The question now is, how might the liquor veto affect budget negotiations?
The governor says there was no resolution to the budget dispute during the meetin with legislative leaders that lasted about a half-hour.
“This bill’s not going to come back,” state senator Daylin Leach (D-Mont./Del.) said after Commonwealth Court overturned the law. “The (current) governor will never sign a bill like this.”
Lawmakers returned to the state capitol with a budget deadline looming, and developments on Monday do not bode well for meeting that June 30th deadline.
The two-week effort by a coalition of unions and community groups called the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools urges legislators to support Governor Wolf’s education budget.
Ethics reports filed more than a month ago show state lawmakers and other high-ranking state officials took more than $160,000 in freebies last year.
It will be a rare mid-summer special election, to fill three vacancies of Philadelphia seats in the state House.
The state senate’s Education Committee advanced a controversial bill that would create a state-run school district for Pennsylvania’s poorest-performing schools.
Senate majority leader Jake Corman said he hopes Gov. Wolf will not resubmit Brown’s nomination.
The lawmakers seem intent on trimming the school district’s $103-million request to about $80 million, but how they’ll raise even that amount is very unclear.
The proposals are now in front of the state House for its consideration.
The Senate Law and Justice Committee sent Brown’s nomination to the full state senate for a vote without a recommendation for confirmation.
Pedro Cortés held the same position as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of State under former governor Ed Rendell, when the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case transpired.
Supporters say the concept, nicknamed “Yes Means Yes,” will allow a sex assault case to move forward even if the alleged victim didn’t explicity say “no.”