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  1. Community College of Philadelphia students await a graduation ceremony.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania's community colleges are among the less noticed beneficiaries of Gov. Wolf's proposed budget. The schools, which served more than 300,000 students last year, would see their funding grow by 7 percent, or $15 million, under the plan, which is tied up in a political standoff that went into overtime Wednesday.

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  2. SRC adopts $2.8B budget, with caveatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Philly.com

    THE SCHOOL REFORM Commission last night unanimously adopted a $2.8 billion budget for Philadelphia public schools that relies on more than $100 million in new but unlikely state funding. The district's budget includes $159 million in additional dollars proposed by Gov. Wolf, andneeds a minimum of $18 million from Harrisburg to close a projected deficit and avoid any further cuts.

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  3. Hundreds lobby Harrisburg for school fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Philly.com

    "What's good for Philadelphia public students is good for students across the commonwealth," Blackmon told an impassive assistant to Rep. Martin Causer . "We're asking him to reconsider Gov. Wolf's budget."

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  4. As Pa. budget deadline looms, partial shutdown appears likelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Philly.com

    With just one day left to achieve an on-time state budget and no further talks planned, the impasse between Gov. Wolf and the Republican-controlled legislature seems certain to end in a partial government shutdown. On Monday, Wolf sent letters to state employees and state contractors, preparing them for the likely outcome of Pennsylvania's missing the July 1 deadline to enact a spending plan for the new fiscal year.

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  5. Money talks, especially during legislative sessionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Philly.com

    Legislators may be in the midst of a contentious budget season, but they aren't letting the possibility of a partial government shutdown get in the way of their own fund-raising. Lawmakers raising campaign cash when they make the trek to the Capitol to vote on legislation is a long-established practice.

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  6. Compromise in HarrisburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Philly.com

    This year's Pennsylvania primary election affirmed that most of our citizens have lost faith in government and the political process. More than 80 percent of the commonwealth's registered voters failed to show up to vote.

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  7. Of helicopters, baseball bats and GOP thinking in HarrisburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Philly.com

    He's a 59-year old first-term Republican state senator from York County who's loathed by unions, loved by conservatives and a growing force in the GOP Legislature. Last year, he won a special election as a write-in.

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  8. To fix Pa. school problems, go with what worksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Philly.com

    There's growing debate in Harrisburg about how to turn around troubled schools that have a long history of underperformance. As is typical when it comes to discussions about education, many experimental ideas have surfaced.

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  9. Signs of stalemate build in HarrisburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | Philly.com

    The prospects for a state budget deal dimmed Monday as Democrats and Republicans in the Capitol ramped up their rhetoric and raised the possibility of a budget stalemate. With eight days left before a new fiscal year, the Wolf administration and the GOP leaders who control the legislature still appeared far apart on the key issues driving budget talks: property tax reform, liquor privatization and a fix for skyrocketing public pension costs.

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  10. Bill Murray in a scene from "Groundhog Day."Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 21 | Philly.com

    The state Supreme Court is beset by feuding and allegations. The judicial discipline system puts in another poor showing.

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  11. Clergy fasting on Capitol steps for education fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 20 | Philly.com

    A group of religious leaders began a 10-day fast Saturday on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg to rally for increased education funding. POWER, or Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild, began the protest Saturday morning with a Shabbat service, led by two rabbis from Philadelphia.

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  12. Council OKs tax hikes to raise schools $Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Philly.com

    City Council passed a package of tax increases Thursday that will hit a wide swath of the city's taxpayers while raking in an additional $70 million for the Philadelphia School District. Thanks to the biggest piece of the plan - a 4.5 percent property-tax increase - the owners of a $150,000 Philadelphia home will see their tax bill go up $72 per year.

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  13. Leak probe: New warrant at Kane's officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Philly.com

    Investigators on Thursday delivered a search warrant to the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane office as part of an ongoing inquiry into an alleged illegal leak by Kane. Just after 1 p.m., officers with the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office arrived at Kane's Harrisburg office.

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  14. Feds: Rail-corridor players must pony upRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Philly.com

    Northeastern states and transit agencies - like SEPTA and NJTransit - are being asked to pay more to maintain the heavily traveled rail corridor between Washington and Boston that they share with Amtrak. The new cost-sharing plan for the Northeast Corridor is due to take effect Oct. 1, although Massachusetts has objected.

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  15. Courting corruption by electing Pa. judgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Philly.com

    They are all nominees to fill vacancies on Pennsylvania's three appellate courts: Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth. The odds are that at least one, and perhaps all of them, will be elected in November and take their seats on the bench, deciding every case appealed from local courts.

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  16. Letters: Payday loans a sin: UsuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | Philly.com

    AS CLERGY, our lives revolve around the religious calendars. For our Jewish brothers and sisters, September's Yom Kippur is a time of quiet reflection and atonement, followed by the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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  17. Back-up plan approved for insurance exchanges in Pa., Del.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Philly.com

    The Obama administration on Monday gave Pennsylvania and Delaware a head start in the scramble to save residents from losing health insurance coverage, the possible result of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling expected later this month. The action - conditional approval to establish state-based insurance marketplaces - moves forward both states' efforts to preserve health insurance subsidies for their citizens.

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  18. File: A house heavily damaged by flooding in the the River Mawr section of Yardley.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Philly.com

    Tiny Yardley Borough, perched along the Delaware River, has been one of the nation's most flood-prone communities -- emblematic of the problems that have swamped the profoundly indebted National Flood Insurance Program. NFIP has paid out almost $25 million for flood losses since 1978 to property owners in the borough of just 2,400, most of that on structures that have flooded at least twice.

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  19. Gov. Tom Wolf.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Philly.com

    After meeting behind closed doors in Harrisburg earlier this week, Gov. Wolf and House Speaker Mike Turzai said little about their talks to find common ground on the state budget. But as both swung through the Philadelphia region Thursday, they left little doubt the gap was as wide as ever.

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  20. Baer: 'Tis the season for Harrisburg stuntsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Philly.com

    Stuff that looks to be flaming out or plummeting to a messy death is most often political acting in Harrisburg's theater of the absurd. Marcus "clothes make the man" Brown is a 25-year, up-the-ladder cop who went from a street beat to superintendent of the Maryland State Police.

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