Dom Giordano talked to Danny Bauder, President of the Young Democrats of Pennsylvania, Thursday on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action and the rising cost of a college education.
On Monday, Governor Corbett signed three bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky scandal and now two more – dealing with mandated reporting of child abuse – are headed to his desk.
The bill passed by the state senate would make it felony to accept cash gifts over $250. Under $250, it would be a misdemeanor.
One of the three bills signed by Gov. Corbett establishes a statewide database that will help various agencies provide and share information about child abuse cases.
Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party is attacking Governor Corbett for his efforts to enact a transportation funding bill supported by many Democrats, including former Governor Ed Rendell.
Speaking to reporters at City Hall upon his return, Mayor Nutter said he has no doubt that the trip he made to Rome with Archbishop Chaput and Gov. Corbett sent a clear message of their desire that the pope visit the region next year.
Although a private meeting with Pope Francis was canceled, a delegation from Pennsylvania had the chance to speak with the Pontiff in Rome Wednesday morning.
“We got a lot of very good smiles from him,” Corbett said afterward. “His English is much better, probably, than my Spanish. But he likes Philadelphia. He smiled about Philadelphia.”
Philadelphia is already set to host the World Meeting of Families from September 22 to 27, 2015. The Pope usually travels to the event, but local officials are hoping to guarantee his presence at the first one held since assuming his position.
Chris gives his take on the Corbett Administration’s response to Kathleen Kane, District Attorney Seth Williams’ Daily News editorial, and Michael Nutter’s appearance on Meet the Press. He talks to Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg and Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup.
Governor Tom Corbett responded, albeit briefly, to Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane’s recent decision to shut down an investigation into political corruption in the City of Philadelphia.
This initiative could come to Pennsylvania if Gov. Corbett’s “Healthy Pennsylvania” plan is approved.
Chris Stigall analyzed how the upcoming primaries in both her race and the race for Governor will impact Democrats in general elections later in the year.
A longtime member of the Penn State University Board of Trustees has resigned, saying he regrets his vote to fire Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno days after the arrest of Jerry Sandusky on child sexual abuse charges.
Archbishop Charles Chaput is traveling with Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter for what he calls a factfinding mission and a bid to make a personal pitch to the pope.