Conservative challenger to Corbett remains on ballot after legal challenge

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VICTORY....FOR NOW: Bob Guzzardi, a Republican activist from Montgomery County, survived a legal challenge and will remain on Pennsylvania's primary election ballot. But a second challenge might soon follow.

Bob Guzzardi, the conservative Republican activist who is challenging incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett in next month’s primary election, on Tuesday won the right to remain on the ballot.

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PA state rep searching for answers about gas drilling plan

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LOOKING FOR ANSWERS: Pennsylvania state Rep. Greg Vitali has alleged Gov. Tom Corbett's administration is stonewalling his attempt to obtain more information about a natural gas drilling proposal.

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Gov. Tom Corbett wants to net $75 million in next year’s budget by expanding natural gas drilling under state parks and forests as long as it doesn’t disturb the land’s surface.
State Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware, wants more information about the plan, but contends he’s been stonewalled even after filing an [...]

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Legal conflict over teacher seniority in Philly heats up

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The School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers await court ruling.

Tension is heightening between the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers over the suspension of seniority rules.

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Philadelphia family makes difficult choice for daughter’s education

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

The Bonds family hopes to get their daughter into a charter school.

Jennifer Bonds purchased a home on the street where she grew up in Philadelphia with the recognition that sending her daughter to the district elementary school was not an option.

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As volunteer firefighter numbers dwindle, PA lawmakers suggest tax credit

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RECRUITMENT DRIVE: Two Pennsylvania state senators want local municipalities to start offering tax credits to attract volunteer firefighters and EMTs as ranks have plummeted over 30 years.

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent

Pennsylvania municipalities with a shortage of volunteer firefighters could eventually have a new recruiting tool.

Tax breaks.

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