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.
Chris details the attack of a British soldier yesterday in London and restaurants in New Jersey selling lower quality alcohol as top label products. He talks to foreign policy expert Ed Turzanski about Americans being killed by drones, Mark Meckler, the President of Citizens for Self-Governance and attorney Todd Graves about the IRS investigating political groups, and CBS 3′s Chris May about a fundraiser for the victims of the Moore, OK tornado.
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.
State senator Andrew Dinniman, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, says the Education Department is overstressing the tests despite an earlier understanding with lawmakers.
The measure approved by the committee would, among other things, lift a cap on wholesale gasoline prices at a faster rate than the governor has proposed.
Four police officers from the Philadelphia region who died in the line of duty were among those remembered Monday at the annual fallen officers’ ceremony in the state capital.
Chris reviews the Broad Street Run, The Phillies blowout loss to the Marlins, the latest news on the Benghazi terror attacks, and potential snags in the plan to privatize Pennsylvania’s state owned liquor stores. He talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manager, Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup, and National Security Analyst, Ed Turzanski.
“The budget, in its current form, simply cannot support the services provided this year,” SRC chair Pedro Ramos told Philadelphia lawmakers.
Chris reviews the continuing lack of media coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial, the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, and a new study show SEPTA may need $4 billion. He talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel, Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup, Nancy O’Dell from Entertainment tonight and Vali Nasr about his new book, The Dispensable Nation.
Declared candidate, US Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz leads Corbett by 13-points.
Chris discusses the dismissal of some charges in the trial against Kermit Gosnell, Pat Toomey’s response to the delays caused by FAA furloughs, Pennsylvania Democrats efforts to get Governor Tom Corbett to accept the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, and the reported motivation of the Boston Marathon bombers. He also talks to J.D. Mullane from the Bucks County Courier-Times.
“I feel like we are Rocky Balboa,” said Sam Woodward, president and chief executive officer of Horizon Lines. “We are back!
About 100 protesters marched from Philadelphia City Hall to Corbett’s regional office at Broad and Walnut Streets, demanding that he agree to expand Medicaid to cover an additional 700,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians.
Vehicle license and registration fees, and fines for moving violations, would all increase under a transportation funding plan rolled out by Republicans in the GOP-controlled state senate.
Chris expands the show to four full hours this morning by discussing the ongoing debate on gun control and media coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial. He talks to Governor Tom Corbett from Chile, Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel from Miami, Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup, and Dick Morris before he begins his new show on Talk Radio 1210.
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