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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......
  • 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......