City Officials Say Without Passage Of Cigarette Tax, Philadelphia Schools May Not Open On TimeSuperintendent Dr. William Hite has said 1,300 layoff notices would go out August 15 without money from the cigarette tax. He says a cash advance from the state doesn't solve the district's $81 million deficit.
Pa. House Returns For 'Lame Duck' SessionAfter a reversal by House Democratic leaders who had cancelled the remaining days in the current session, the Pennsylvania House returns today for a post-election, “lame duck,” session to wrap up unfinished business.
Pennsylvania State House Democrats Face Leadership BattleWith state House Democrats in disarray after massive setbacks in last week’s election, Philadelphia’s Dwight Evans – the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee – is facing a challenge to his leadership post.

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