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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:37 AM

Local teachers say it's possible for an 18-year-old in Pennsylvania to head to the polls next week without a sense of how their government works.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oct. 31, 2017
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:36 AM

Voters who show up at the polls on Nov. 7 will have an opportunity to vote on amending the state constitution to open the door to provide for property tax elimination for Pennsylvania homeowners. 
PennLive.com, Oct. 31, 2017
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:35 AM

An injunction request has been withdrawn that sought to apply the brakes to Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to borrow against future Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board payments to help fund this year's budget.
PennLive.com, Oct. 31, 2017
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 2:57 PM

The PA Principals Association partnered with PSEA, PSBA, PASBO, PASA, PARSS and PAIU on a PowerPoint presentation regarding Property Tax Reform, Get the Facts on the Proposed Constitutional Amendment, which will be a ballot question in the upcoming election, November 7, 2017. Click here for the PowerPoint.

 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:45 AM

Gov. Wolf on Monday signed most of the remaining legislation needed to balance Pennsylvania’s $32 billion budget, except for one piece that outlines the details of education funding. 
Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 30, 2017
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:44 AM

With all the budget-related bills that the House and Senate sent to Gov. Tom Wolf last week, only one remains on his desk. It is the school code bill that contained the controversial provision that would allow school boards to furlough teachers for economic reasons and those decisions would not be made on a seniority basis.
PennLive.com, Oct. 31, 2017
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Monday, October 30, 2017 9:08 AM

Pennsylvania’s ugly budget process has left a Frankenstein-like assortment sitting on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. It includes an aggressive gambling expansion bill, a $140 million tax package and $1.5 billion borrowing measure to bail out the state’s finances. Despite their distaste for it, lawmakers say it puts the state on sound financial footing for the foreseeable future after fighting persistent post-recession deficits.
ABC Channel 27, Oct. 30, 2017
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Monday, October 30, 2017 9:07 AM

Pennsylvania’s “School Performance Profile” scores, designed to show how well public schools were doing academically, lasted only five years, from 2013 through this week. The scores released Friday were the final ones, as the state will transition to the new Future Ready PA Index next year. That means this is the last year SPP results can be compared to prior years.
Times-Leader, Oct. 28, 2017
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Monday, October 30, 2017 9:06 AM

There are plenty of race-relations issues grabbing headlines in national news, from police shootings to the Charlottesville, VA, protests to the take a knee controversy in the NFL. But members of the state NAACP say they’re most focused on educational issues. 
Allentown Morning Call, Oct. 27, 2017
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Friday, October 27, 2017 8:42 AM

With little prospect of resuming their educations at home any time soon, more than 300 students from Puerto Rico have enrolled in schools in Pennsylvania, with more expected. 
PennLive.com, Oct. 27, 2017
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