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Office of Governor Tom Wolf Statement on Stopgap Budget

Dec21

With the collapse of the budget framework after the pension bill was voted down in the House this week, the House is pursuing an 11-month stopgap budget. The stopgap budget passed House Appropriations Committee today on 22-15 party-line vote. The governor has announced he will veto a stopgap.   Click here for the full statement […] More »

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Capitolwire: Pension bill fails in the House, placing ‘framework’ agreement in limbo.

Dec19

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, suggested a lack of leadership led to the framework pension bill’s demise: “The whole House Democratic Caucus abandoned their governor. Unanimously. That’s unprecedented in my opinion…And half of the Republican caucus abandoned their leadership. That’s what happened over there. Obviously that’s a problem. But we can’t move until they […] More »

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Wolf’s office says it has secured Pa. House support for tax bill

Dec18

Govenor Tom Wolf’s office says it has the support necessary to pass major tax legislation in the state House in a crucial step toward ending a budget stalemate that’s in its sixth month. Wolf’s press secretary Jeff Sheridan has told The Associated Press the office is confident that it has the votes to pass the […] More »

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Capitolwire: Commonwealth Court says gaming revenues shouldn’t be paid until budget is passed.

Dec14

Capitolwire: Commonwealth Court says gaming revenues shouldn’t be paid until budget is passed. By Christen Smith Staff Reporter Capitolwire HARRISBURG (Dec.11) — A Commonwealth Court judge says the state cannot redirect gaming revenues to pay charter school tuition owed by cash-strapped school districts. Schools, however, shouldn’t receive the funds either until lawmakers pass a budget, President Judge […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Dec07

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY DECEMBER 6, 2015 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Online schools are losing support, creating divisions in the national charter school movement (The Plain Dealer, 11/30/15) Hillary Clinton May Not Like It, But Charter Schools Continue To Grow (Forbes, 11/30/15) Preserving School Choice in the Pelican State (Op-Ed) (U.S. News & […] More »

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