Policy & Politics

  • September 21, 2017

    Pa. Senate hits restart on budget negotiations

    The GOP-controlled Pennsylvania Senate has formally rejected a conservative budget plan passed by the House — essentially resetting negotiations nearl...
  • September 20, 2017

    Report on 'chronic teacher absenteeism' in Pa. highlights union's role, spurs further questions

    A new report finds that teachers in traditional public schools are almost three times as likely to be chronically absent as teachers in charter school...
  • September 20, 2017

    Shapiro details massive, multistate probe into drug companies' role in opioid crisis

    Standing on the turf of Upper Dublin High School's football field, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro drew the connection between prescri...
  • September 18, 2017

    Collective bargaining bills would apply public records, open meetings laws to contract negotiations

    Some state lawmakers are pushing a package of bills that they say would make contract negotiations between government agencies and public worker union...
  • September 18, 2017

    Fair funding advocates decry Pa. leaders for playing politics with specialty school money

    For years in Pennsylvania, school funding coming from state government was criticized as being irrational, unpredictable, and too-tied to backroom pol...
  • September 14, 2017

    Altoona officially exits Act 47, ending distressed city status

    The city of Altoona officially came out of Act 47 on Wednesday, bringing an end to its distressed city status. Altoona's successful exit is a big...
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