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  • The GOP's voter ID strategy gets a boost in Pennsylvania

    The GOP's voter ID strategy gets a boost in Pennsylvania
    At the heart of a Pennsylvania judge's decision to let that state's voter ID requirement stand for the fall election is the notion that people can get those documents easily and cheaply, in many cases for free. Echoing the sentiments of the backers of such laws across the nation, Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson no voter need be disenfranchised because they are poor or minority.
  • Is Corbett doing an about-face on state's Common Core?

    Is Corbett doing an about-face on state's Common Core?
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett denounced the national Common Core math and reading standards Monday, but stopped short of saying he wanted to toss out Pennsylvania's own version of them. His announcement came as the state and school districts...

    Sen. Patrick M. Browne: Special education funding panel accomplishes goals

    As co-chairman of the Legislative Special Education Funding Formula Commission, I am writing to address the inaccurate and inflammatory commentary in The Morning Call July 27 feature, "Politics as usual," regarding the results of the panel's work. For 23...

    State commission tackles school funding

    HARRISBURG — A state commission tasked with recommending a school funding formula heard testimony Wednesday about the history and complexity of paying for public education in Pennsylvania. The group of Corbett administration officials and...

    Wayne Pacelle: Pigeon shoots are not a sport and should be banned

    Wayne Pacelle: Pigeon shoots are not a sport and should be banned
    Live animals are not meant to serve as targets or afternoon entertainment. Using these feeling, breathing animals as animated targets is not a right, or even close to a right. It is a medieval wrong. I'm speaking of Pennsylvania's throwback pigeon...