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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A recent poll on the race for Pennsylvania governor has raised some eyebrows – and not just because of the results.
Chris expresses his outrage at ESPN suspending Stephen A. Smith for his statements on the NFL suspending Ray Rice for two games and the debate within the GOP on whether to impeach the President. He talks to Author Andrew McCarthy at 7:00, Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine at 8:00 and Author Kevin Sabet at 8:20.
Lt. Gov. Cawley: ‘I Guess There Are Some Moderate And Conservative Democrats. I Haven’t Seen Them Lately’
Chris Stigall talked with Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about tensions between Governor Tom Corbett and Republicans in the state Senate.
Chris discusses a plan by Pennsylvania Senate Republicans to sue Governor Tom Corbett over line item vetoes in next year’s budget, a man arrested for selling crack at a McDonalds, and takes calls on raising the speed limits on certain highways. He talks to Lt. Governor Jim Cawley at 8:20.
Dom Giordano talked with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about what he calls a crisis with public employee’s pensions.
Corbett says one of his main concerns is the health risks that may be posed by the children.
A recent independent voter poll found that the single biggest factor behind voter disapproval of Corbett’s job performance is his record on education.
Chris returns from vacation. Collin Hanna and Michael Bronstein go head to head on this weeks edition of the morning matchup. Chris champions Tom Corbett for finally standing firm on the budget. Chris also talks immigration and the closings of multiple Atlantic City casinos.
Visiting Chandler Bat Company, in Norristown, the challenger in the governor’s race took a swing at Corbett’s leadership skills.
The summer season and its tranquility will soon be challenged in the battle for the biggest political prize in Pennsylvania. KYW Special Contributor Larry Kane shares his thoughts.