7 hrs ago
Wolf Visits Local School To Highlight Education Differences With Corbett
Corbett political ad: "Tom Wolf and his special interest groups have spent millions trying to mislead you that I cut education spending." Corbett says that spending cuts came when President Obama's federal stimulus program came to an end.
12 hrs ago
Another view: Break out the calculators
The embattled Republican governor and his Democratic challenger are waging a war of numbers to say nothing of big-money television ads over education funding. Wolf, the York businessman, continues to hammer away at what has been a constant criticism of the governor, that he slashed $1 billion from education funding via the austere budgets of his first term.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Pa. casino cash a mixed bag for taxpayers
In the summer of 2004, Gov. Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers promoted legalized casino gambling as a way to provide historic relief from burdensome school property taxes. A decade later, slot-machine revenue has helped restrain the inexorable growth of a tax that homeowners love to hate, and completely eliminated it for thousands of low-income seniors.
Gant Reload: Week of Sept. 8
The GantDaily.com weekly reload gives readers a look back upon the most noteworthy stories of their work week. It contains the big headlines, as well as a few stories you might have missed.
Education-funding issues heat up Pa. governor's race
Gov. Corbett took Pennsylvania voters to school last week in "Statistics Class," a 30-second TV spot, complete with bar graphs, that asserts he has increased state education spending to "its highest level ever." Democratic challenger Tom Wolf "and his special-interest friends," Corbett says into the camera, "have spent millions trying to mislead you that I cut education spending."
Sat Sep 13, 2014
The Morning Call
Ed Rendell played an unwitting role in Allentown's rebirth
A decade ago, as Lehigh Valley leaders desperately looked for a way to pay for what would be a $50 million minor league baseball stadium in east Allentown, state Sen. Pat Browne seized on his experience as a tax attorney and accountant to devise an innovative plan to fill the gap. For the first 20 years, Pennsylvania would give up its tax collections at the new Coca-Cola Park to help Lehigh County pay its share.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Philadelphia Public Record
City Hall Sam: Democratic Fundraising Peaks In Philadelphia
Well-known philanthropist and businessman HAROLD HONICKMAN along with his lovely wife hosted a plush fundraiser for City COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE at the Rittenhouse Hotel. The guest of honor was former GOV.
This time it's personal -- income tax that, is -- in the race for Governor: John L. Micek
You'd have to go a long way to find issues that affect voters more directly than the state's two, biggest hits to their wallets. So who's the bigger champion of Pennsylvania's middle class: Incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett or Democratic challenger Tom Wolf ? In a campaign ad that aired during the spring primary - before Wolf , of York County, romped to his party's gubernatorial nomination, Corbett charged that "our taxes went through the roof," when his challenger served as former Gov. Ed Rendell's revenue secretary in 2006.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
National Review Online
Jillian Kay Melchior: Bad Rep
The plea memorandum mentions only "Elected Official A," but numerous details corroborate the identity of Representative Chaka Fattah, one of the most powerful men in Philadelphia. The son of a vocal Black Nationalist activist, Fattah cut his teeth in politics in the late 1970s at just 22 years old, running with a friend for election to the city commission.
Trailing by 24 points in new poll, Corbett says he'll call pensions special session if re-elected: Thursday Morning Coffee
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett speaks during an interview with The Associated Press Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Philadelphia. Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Editorials from around Pennsylvania
Just how desperate are Pennsylvania schools for some kind of help coping with the crushing financial burdens imposed on them by the state's pension crisis? Monday night, a member of the Central Dauphin School District will ask colleagues to consider supporting a state tax on financial transactions, like buying stock. . The prospects of the state passing a tax like that are about as likely as Ed Rendell going mute or the Susquehanna River reversing course and flowing north.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
PoliticsPA: New York favorite to host DNC, Rendell says
Former Mayor of Philadelphia and Governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell , says New York is the favorite to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention .
Teachers union's hopes ride on November election
AS TEACHERS prepare to return to Philadelphia schools with fewer resources and still without a contract, union leaders already have an eye toward November.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
With FAA Reauthorization Ahead, New Advocacy Group Backs Infrastructure Spending
As Congress moves toward reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration next year, a new group called Travelers' Voice is joining the fray to urge Congress to spend more money on aviation and airport infrastructure.
The York Daily Record
Corbett, school spending: Did he really cut $1 billion from education?
A student asks Gov. Tom Corbett a question while he visits the library at Lincoln Charter School in York Tuesday Oct. 11, 2011 In an April TV ad, Corbett's wife, Susan, said her husband increased spending in the education department and "Pennsylvania is at the highest it's ever been for spending in education."
New Councilman Ed Neilson gets ready to start
Former State Rep. Ed Neilson is officially moved into his new Philadelphia City Council office and is preparing for the start of the Council session next month.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
New York Daily News
Philadelphia has 'logistics' advantage, but New York is the 'slight...
Even Pennsylvania politican movers former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell and Keystone State Gov. Ed Rendell think New York has the edge.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
The York Daily Record
Leadership needed on fair school funding
The outdoorsman Gov. Tom Corbett paddled his way into Pottstown recently, navigating a kayak from Union Township in Berks to Riverfront Park.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Philadelphia Public Record
Elephant Corner: Meehan Clambake Was Huge Success
IT WAS Family Day at Clambake for Councilman David Oh and family. On his right is cousin Mary Logan and seated is his mother-in-law Imja Chung with his children Joshua and Hannah Oh.
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Letter: Corbett is protecting environment
In response to the Aug. 19 editorial, I am surprised that the basic facts regarding Gov. Corbett's record of protecting the environment for future generations, as previously reported in your paper, were omitted.