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Philly schools: Are you in or are you out?
This year, as it's been the case since 1999, the Philadelphia School District administered the PSSAs and the Keystone Exams.
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Congressman urges Stone Brewing to move to PA
Stone Brewing Co. is a California brand with a serious following. But U.S. Sen Bob Casey is hoping the brewer creates its East Coast facility in Pennsylvania.
Bill would create 'advanced aide' positions in nursing homes to improve transitions, dementia care
Advanced certified nursing assistants - with specialized skills in care transitions, dementia and other areas - could become important staff leaders in long-term care facilities through newly proposed federal legislation.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Bench pressed: Activists go political against a prospective judge
The Post-Gazette has consistently bemoaned the rank partisanship that has made filling federal judgeships much more difficult than it should be.
Elaborate Easter celebrations in Easton in 1914 - Almanac April 13, 2014
Actor Paul Sorvino is 75. Actor Tony Dow is 69. Singer Al Green is 68. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., D-Pa., is 54. Actor Ricky Schroder is 44. 1914: Joyous Easter: "The Easter Communion at St. Peter's Reformed Church was the largest in the history of that congregation.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
U.S. Sen. Casey joins families, doctors at CHOP to urge for pediatric-hospital funding
FOR GREG and Gracie Pfeiffer, having a son born with a genetic disorder affecting his skull called for the expertise of craniofacial specialists at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
State campaign finance Website is a fiasco
I did this past week, as Tuesday was the always dreaded deadline for the Cycle 1 campaign finance report that has to be filed for state legislative candidates, as well as the state-wide races.
The News Item
Casey wants to increase COPS funds
Since 2005, almost $120 million has been cut from a federal program that helps local police departments hire new officers, and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said he wants to reverse that money flow.
Pa. film seeks to combat abuses in U.S. juvenile justice system
There was no popcorn but plenty of policy talk at a movie screening in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Senate Democrats to Holder: Intervene in GM Recall
A group of five Democratic senators want the Justice Department to take action to keep General Motors from denying responsibility for faulty ignition switches.
A brouhaha at Brick Haus, a notorious egg sandwich returns, and more Dubious Deeds
This week, we have a brouhaha at the Brick Haus, a very expensive egg sandwich , an unusual use of a turkey fryer, bologna name wars, and more.
Sen. Casey Helps Launch Bipartisan Working Group to Tackle RX Drug and Heroin Abuse
U.S. Senator Bob Casey announced that he has helped to launch a bipartisan working group on the Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee to tackle the increasing crisis of prescription drug and heroin abuse across the country.
Sen Casey Calls on DOJ To Push GM To Establish Victims Compensation Fund
In Wake of Massive Recall: Casey Calls on DOJ To Push GM To Establish Victims Compensation Fund and Accept Civil Responsibility for Faulty Cars that Cost Lives U.S. Senator Bob Casey , joined by five Senators, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to push General Motors to establish a victims compensation ... (more)
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Times Leader
Casey pushes funds for more cops
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey made a simple argument: More cops on the street make for safer streets and more bulletproof vests for cops make for safer cops.
The Daily Record
Editorials from around Pennsylvania
The wheels of state government typically grind slowly, so swift action by the Public Utility Commission -- done in weeks, not months or years -- comes as a pleasant surprise.
Sen. Casey to Push for Plan to Add More Cops
Washington, DC- U.S. Senator Bob Casey will push for a plan to add more cops to Pennsylvania's streets following a $118 million cut to the COPS Hiring program since 2010.
Sen. Casey Statement on Incident at Franklin Regional High School
U.S. Senator Bob Casey released the following statement on the incident at Franklin Regional High School: "I am stunned by the senseless tragedy at Franklin Regional High School.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
The Times Leader
'Kids for Ca$h' comes to the Capitol
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on Wednesday expressed hope that the showing of a film in the nation's Capitol depicting the infamous "kids for cash'' scandal that shocked Luzerne County in 2008 will serve as an impetus to reform America's juvenile justice system.
Erie Times News
Our View: Squeeze is on social service agencies
Erie's neediest residents already have it tough. Now they will have to absorb an indirect blow because of federal cutbacks in the Community Development Block Grant program.
The Democratic made-for-TV campaign
Every element of every ad is tested with focus groups. Everything you see, every word you hear has a purpose.