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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:38 AM

So there's this: On the one hand, state House Republicans appear to have completely lost their collective ability to get a completed state budget across the goal line. On the other, four months of enforced captivity and Coyote-Into-The-Cliff Face negotiations with the GOP-majority state Senate and the Democratic Wolf administration have left them with a finely tuned sense of irony.
Pennlive.com, Oct. 17, 2017
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:37 AM

The state House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday night that represents one way to backfill the bulk of a $2.2 billion deficit in this year's $32.0 billion state budget.
Pennlive.com, Oct. 18, 2017
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:13 AM

A potentially far-reaching lawsuit demanding expensive steps to limit the harm from concussions among high school and junior high athletes cleared a significant legal hurdle Tuesday.
Allentown Morning Call, Oct. 16, 2017
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:11 AM

The state House and Senate are back in session after taking time off following the collapse of budget negotiations earlier this month. There's no concrete strategy moving forward. But some lawmakers say they hope opposition to Governor Tom Wolf's unilateral budget-balancing plan will eventually spur the body into action.
WITF, Oct. 16, 2017
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Monday, October 16, 2017 9:35 AM

Almost 20 of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts finished the 2015-16 budget year with less than no money in the bank, Department of Education records show. Those districts are outliers though, as most districts finished the year with positive fund balances, in many cases with millions of dollars in the banks.
Daily Item, Oct. 14, 2017
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Monday, October 16, 2017 9:34 AM

A question on the Nov. 7 ballot provides a way for school districts, counties and municipalities to zero out property taxes that owners pay on the homes or farms where they live.
Citizens' Voice, Oct. 16, 2017
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Monday, October 16, 2017 9:33 AM

Pennsylvania's deficit-riddled finances are in new territory, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf assembles a package to balance the state's budget without involvement from a Republican-controlled Legislature riven by ideological and provincial disputes.
Associated Press, Oct. 15, 2017
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Friday, October 13, 2017 8:48 AM

A majority of Pennsylvania school districts are concerned about cybersecurity but say they don't have enough resources to prepare for potential breaches, concluded a statewide survey released Thursday by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oct. 12, 2017
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Friday, October 13, 2017 8:47 AM

The state Department of Community and Economic Development is moving this week to approve tax credits for businesses that donate to programs that largely funnel the money to private schools for scholarships.
Meadville Tribune, Oct. 12, 2017
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Friday, October 13, 2017 8:46 AM

State Treasurer Joe Torsella on Thursday announced he had issued a $700 million loan from Treasury's short-term investment pool to help cover $1.2 billion in scheduled payments to Medicaid providers despite ruling out a similar borrowing last month.
PennLive.com, Oct. 13, 2017
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