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Jeffrey E Piccola

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  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Weekend Warm-Up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Several departing state lawmakers, including the former top Republican on the Senate Education Committee, are in line for six-figure, taxpayer-funded payoffs as they head into retirement. State Sen. Jeff Piccola, R-...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Senate panel drops statewide board from charters bill.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate tweaked a charter schools reform bill last night, dropping language that would have created a statewide authorizing board for the alternative public schools. The amended bill kicked out of the...
  • Bob Casey hits an AFSCME phone bank near Harrisburg.

     
    With the clock ticking down to Election Day, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey spent part of his Monday night courting some of the voters who will count most for him on Tuesday: Union workers who were running a phone bank at......
  • Faced with changed topography, legislative Republicans say they're ready for the next term.

     
    With their margins eroded in the staet House and Senate, senior Republicans said this afternoon that they won't be taking their eye off the ball in the new session that starts in January. In the House, GOP leaders say they......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Post-Election Hangover Edition.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Sorry for being tardy. As you might imagine, things started early and ended late yesterday. So here's a quick round-up of Election Day action across the state. In the race for the White House, President......
  • Pa. 15th District Senate Race Focuses on Harrisburg's Challenges

    Pa. 15th District Senate Race Focuses on Harrisburg's Challenges
    The candidates in the race to succeed retiring state Sen. Jeff Piccola (R-15th) have engaged in one of the most fiercely fought races in Pennsylvania, attacking each other for weeks on air and in debates over issues directly impacting the Capital City....
  • Crises play to Corbett's strength

    Crises play to Corbett's strength
    Gov. Tom Corbett stopped, took a breath, folded his hands and stared hard at the top of the podium in front of him, as if it were going to yield the answer to a question a reporter has just asked him about the sexual abuse scandal that has engulfed Penn...
  • Senate GOP Eyes Mandate Relief For School Districts.

     
    Pennsylvania School Districts ... ... would get a break on providing mandated services ranging from pupil transportation to teachers’ professional development under a sprawling, 18-bill package rolled out by Senate Republicans on Tuesday. “We&...
  • 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......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Gov. Corbett's Excellent Washington Adventure.

     
    Good Tuesday, Morning Fellow Seekers. Pennsylvania's chief executive was in Our Nation's Capital on Monday where he gave the Tomcorbett keynote address to a summit of school choice types, telling them that there's nothing wrong with the public schools...
  • Sunday Night Budget Wrap.

     
    That Clanking Noise You Hear ... ... is the procedural can being kicked down the road for yet another day. The Senate Appropriations Committee is set to take up the 2011-12 general fund appropriations bill today after delaying action on......