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  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Reapportionment Commission Meets Again Today.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Generally speaking, on the day before Thanksgiving we don't like to engage in intellectual activity much more rigorous than mixing up our Italian Great Uncle Giovanni Paolo Not Silvio Burlusconi's Capitol Ideas'...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Weekend Warm-Up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We arrived at Capitol Ideas World Headquarters on this unseasonably warm March morning to find Gov. Tom Corbett a touch on the defensive side on their cuts to higher education. "Let's go back to the numbers, the facts:...
  • School Choice Advocates Pack The Capitol

     
    Updated, 1:11 p.m.: With the insistent threat of rain, hundreds of teachers, parents and their children gathered on the Capitol steps this afternoon to call on lawmakers to pass a bill allowing taxpayer-funded school vouchers. "What do we want? School.......
  • Senate Repubs, Corbett Reach Agreement On Voucher Bill.

     
    Senate Republicans And Gov. Tom Corbett ... ... have apparently resolved their differences over a stalled school vouchers bill, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, said this afternoon. "We've made very good progress and we have agreement...
  • Corbett Official: We "Strongly Support" Vouchers Bill.

     
    State Education Secretary Ron Tomalis ... ... has sent the clearest signal yet that the Corbett administration is backing a compromise vouchers bill now before the Senate Education Committee. Speaking before a packed Capitol rally, Tomalis told hundreds...
  • Piccola: House EITC Bill Is "DOA" In The Senate.

     
    That Says It All, Really. No sooner had the House passed a bill expanding the state's popular Educational Improvement Tax Credit,a senior Senate Republican said it had no future on his side of the Capitol. "I can only speak for......
  • Enviro Group Follows The (Gas) Money.

     
    A New Report ... ... issued by a natural gas industry watchdog group found that Pennsylvania lawmakers have received more than $7 million from gas drilling companies in the past decade, including about $3.4 million donated to those currently in......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: House Advances Abortion Clinic Bill.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Controversial legislation that would impose strict operating and inspection regulations on abortion clinics is on its way to the state Senate. The state House voted 148-43 yesterday after two days' worth of some of...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: The Budget Ball Gets Rolling.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The House Appropriations Committee meets at 10 a.m. this morning in the Majority Caucus Room where majority Republicans are expected to slap their amendment into the Corbett budget. Today's action gets the ball...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Judicial Salaries Increase. Did Yours?

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. More astute readers may recall that, in a report released late last month, officials Gavel in the statewide judiciary complained warned that a flat-funded 2011-12 budget would leave a $47 million deficit that could...
  • Sunday Morning News Analysis: The Lingering Problem of Transportation Funding.

     
    Want To Know How Much ... ... has changed during the past nine months when it comes to Pennsylvania addressing its massive PATURNPIKE backlog of badly needed road and bridge repairs? Here’s former Gov. Ed Rendell, speaking last August, at the site...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: The Primary Day Edition.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Voters across Pennsylvania head to the polls today to pick candidates for a slew of local and county seats, as well as some statewide judicial races. There were some predictions of high(ish) turn-out yesterday in........