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Male student sues Allegheny College after ‘false accusation’ of sexual assault

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Even though witnesses said the woman lied, a male student was still expelled.

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Auditor: Erie School District on the verge of insolvency

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Education, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The Erie School District has had a lot of problems — and they seem to be getting worse. Apart from being in debt, running continuing deficits and planning for program cuts, auditors announced in a report that in one year’s time Erie may be unable to make necessary payments and stay solvent. “The District has […]

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Wolf wants to make Pennsylvanians pay more long-term for a short-term budget fix

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

In order to help close the budget gap for the coming fiscal year, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed leasing the Farm Show Complex … and then having it leased back to the state. The deal would provide the state with $200 million dollars immediately, but at the cost of nearly three decades worth of interest payments, […]

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Pennsylvania Senate moves to defund sanctuary cities

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Immigration, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill that would defund sanctuary cities in the commonwealth, cutting off hundreds of millions of dollars in state aid to as many as 32 counties. The bill, passed 37-12 on Tuesday, also would hold local governments liable for any damages to people or property caused by illegal immigrants who were released […]

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Pennsylvania governor spending $1.8 million for ideas to balance budget

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Governor, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Saving money is expensive in Pennsylvania. The state’s budget deficit has reached a projected $3 billion for fiscal 2017-18, with less revenue coming in than projected. For help solving the problem, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is turning to a consulting firm — at a cost of $1.8 million. “Getting some outside creativity is understandable — […]

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Widowed mother forced to take first-grader out of school

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Education Blog, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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First-grader Kamdyn Biddle was forced to leave her school after her father died and her mother had to move in with family outside of the school district.

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