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  • Nat.gas tax credit an "essential" part of budget deal for Corbett, negotiators say.

     
    Legislative authorization of a $1.65 billion tax credit for Shell Oil and other petrochemical producers is a Corbett administration "essential" as negotiations over the 2012-13 state budget enter their final days. "It is very clear that it is something...
  • Mid-Morning Budget Update: School reform details emerge.

     
    Two of the Legislature's biggest advocates for special education reform are working to sell the Corbett administration and the GOP-controlled House on an amended version of their plan to change the way the state pays for special education. Language being....
  • Tea-Time Budget Update: They're still talking.

     
    Legislative Republicans ... ... met behind closed doors for more than an hour this afternoon to continue evaluating the reported $27.4 billion budget offer that the Corbett administration made on Tuesday. "It's no different than any other year," House...
  • As budget talks continue, Democrats still waiting for their invite.

     
    There's been no shortage of middle-aged and mostly white men spilling out the executive suite during budget negotiations this week. But as the clock ticks down to the June 30 deadline to pass a new spending, one set of mostly......
  • Yet another suggested state pension fix.

     
    From Clara Ritger: A Chester County Republican says he wants to fix the state's pension system by switching current and future state and school employees from the current defined benefit system to a defined contribution plan similar to a 401(k).......
  • Midday Budget Update: The wheels do turn slowly.

     
    Good Afternoon, Everyone. Here's where things stand as of 12:34 p.m: 1. The House debated, and then went over, changes to the School Code Bill. The proposal would, among other things, place school superintendents' contracts under the auspices of...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: It's been 10 years since the Quecreek Accident.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. As hard as it is to believe, it's been a decade since a mining accident in rural Somerset County focused national attention on Pennsylvania, briefly turned a media star out of then-Gov. Mark Schweiker and......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Supreme Court to hear redistricting challenges.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Everyone knows the classic image of the campaign reporter. Rumpled. Maybe a touch grouchy. Definitely cynical and weary from endless hours on the road and endless meals at diners along the highways and byways of......
  • Looking Ahead: Charter school reform may face another bumpy path this fall.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett’s education czar said this week that the Republican administration plans to make a renewed push on the unfinished parts of its school reform agenda during this fall’s legislative session. But neither time – nor...
  • 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.......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Senate to push for open-records fix for Penn State, other state schools?

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. State lawmakers return to town in just about a week for an abbreviated fall session. But during the time they have, expect a renewed push for reforms to Pennsylvania's open-records law. After a summer of......
  • 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...