Where are Philadelphia teachers union dues being spent?

By   /  November 27, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Without a new contract for three years and counting, the money is clearly not paying for collective bargaining.

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New York, Pennsylvania nonprofits urge action on tax credits

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, New York, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Children in Pennsylvania have access to an education they otherwise might not be able to afford through the Educational Improvement and Opportunity Scholarship program, which allows businesses to claim a tax credit for donations to nonprofits that offer education and scholarships. However, these businesses must be approved by the State Department of Community and Economic Development, and […]

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Rally for education set for Monday in Philadelphia

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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On Monday afternoon, students, parents, and supporters will rally in the city center of Philadelphia to demonstrate in favor of action on school tax credits. The program is a victim of the stalled state budgeting process.
The Philadelphia Tribune has the story.

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Help could be coming to Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments


State lawmakers plan to use an existing subsidy to help bail out the sputtering horse-racing industry.

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Property tax elimination vote on horizon in Pennsylvania Senate

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The Pennsylvania State Senate is preparing for a landmark vote on legislation that would eliminate school property taxes.

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EPA wraps up Clean Power Plan road show

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Georgia, News, Pennsylvania, regulations, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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EPA took the Clean Power Plan on the road, hitting four major cities as supporters and critics sounded off on the most sweeping regulation in the agency’s history.

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