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Tom Corbett

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in 2011 file photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Response To Corbett’s Modified Medicaid Expansion Overhaul is Mixed

The plan approved yesterday by the federal government stripped out many of the Corbett administration’s proposals, creating what state senator Vincent Hughes (D-Phila.) says looks “90 percent” like a straight Medicaid expansion.

10 hours ago

(Pa. governor Tom Corbett, in file photo. Credit: Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Gov. Corbett Claims Victory In Tussle With White House Over Medicaid Expansion Rules

Jennifer Branstetter, Gov. Corbett’s director of policy, insists it is Medicaid “reform” and not simply an expansion of Medicaid.

08/28/2014

Tom Wolf

Poll: Corbett Numbers ‘Stuck’ In Race Against DEM Wolf

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows Governor Corbett has failed to close the massive gap between him and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf.

08/28/2014

Stigall Show Log 8.19.14

Chris covered the latest details from the overnight protests in Ferguson, Hillary Clinton’s demands for a speech in Las Vegas, and the beating of a park ranger in Love Park.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/19/2014

Stigall Show Log 8.14.14

Chris discusses Philadelphia pitch to host the next Democratic National Convention, the protests against police in Ferguson, MO, and he hosts the first edition of Stigall on the Mall. He also talks to Comedian Kevin Nealon at 7:00.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/14/2014

(Ron Tomalis, in official portrait as Pa. secretary of education.  File photo)

Corbett Education Advisor Quits Amid Accusations of Doing Little

Last month, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a story questioning whether the time Tomalis spent on the job and his “ambiguous role” justified his nearly $140,000 state salary.

08/12/2014

Superintendent Dr. William Hite says a cash advance from the state doesn't solve the district's $81 million deficit. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Phila. School District Superintendent Says Without New Money, Layoffs Could Happen This Week

State house majority leader Mike Turzai met with Superintendent Willliam Hite for about an hour at school headquarters. Turzai pledged he’d work to pass the cigarette tax.

08/12/2014

(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

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

State, NCAA Seek Time For Talks In Penn State Suit

Lawyers for the NCAA, the governor and others asked a judge to give them a month to work on a possible settlement of a lawsuit over the penalties Penn State is paying for mishandling the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

08/07/2014

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

Stigall On Phila. Public School System: ‘There Is Always A Budget Gap And Never A Discussion As To Why’

Chris Stigall criticized School Reform Commission Superintendent William Hite and Mayor Nutter for not being satisfied with Governor Corbett’s decision to extend money to Philadelphia schools

08/07/2014

Stigall Show Log 8.7.14

Chris reviews last night’s Police Athletic League charity game, Eric Holder’s statement claiming to be an activist, and James Carville’s op-ed predicting Democrats will lose the Senate in November.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/07/2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announces the early release of funds for Philadelphia schools.  Credit: Andy Zaramba)

Corbett Releases Funds Early For Phila. Schools; Hite, Nutter Say More Must Be Done

Schools superintendent William Hite, standing next to the governor for the announcement, stressed that this early disbursement does not resolve the $81-million funding gap the school district needs to close to avoid layoffs and other serious cuts.

08/06/2014

Stigall Show Log 8.5.14

Chris discussed the ongoing negotiations to fund Philadelphia’s public schools with a cigarette tax and the decision to bring patients suffering with ebola back to the United States. He also talked to Congressional candidate Garry Cobb at 8:00.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/05/2014

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Corbett Meets With Pa. Lawmakers Over Taxes For Phila. Schools, With Little Result

They met for about two hours, but in the end there was no agreement to bring the House back into session to vote on the $2-per-pack cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia public schools.

08/04/2014

(credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Heads Harrisburg Talks Over Cigarette Tax School Funding

Philadelphia school leaders are threatening layoffs and cutbacks unless they can balance their budget by August 15th with a hefty increase in the city’s cigarette tax.

08/04/2014

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