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Wolf Plans Veto Of GOP Budget, Democrats Say

Gov. Tom Wolf told top Pennsylvania Democratic lawmakers he will veto a Republican budget plan that falls short of his priorities, two senior Democrats said Thursday.

06/25/2015

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New Pennsylvania School Funding Formula Wins Panel’s OK

A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers and advisers to Gov. Tom Wolf gave unanimous approval Thursday to a new formula to distribute aid to Pennsylvania’s 500 public school districts, a model that would funnel more money to districts with rising enrollment and students whose families are deeper in poverty.

06/18/2015

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Reductions In Funding Forcing Many Pa. School Districts To Consider Property Tax Hikes

For five years, there have been reductions in state and federal funding for schools. Now, many school districts across Pennsylvania plan to balance their budgets by increasing property taxes or reducing staff.

06/16/2015

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WVU Completes Purchase Of Mountain State Campus

West Virginia University has sealed its purchase of the former Mountain State University campus in Beckley.

06/01/2015

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Local Grand Jury Charges Chinese Students In Conspiracy Aimed At U.S. Universities

Fifteen Chinese nationals — almost all in their 20s — have been indicted by a Pittsburgh grand jury for using fake Chinese passports and hired test-takers to take SATs and other standardized exams in order to gain admission to American universities.

05/28/2015

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Governor Optimistic That Property Tax Relief Is On Its Way

Gov. Tom Wolf was back in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, this time to meet with Pittsburgh School District educators at Roosevelt Elementary School in Carrick.

05/19/2015

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Teacher’s Career Comes Full Circle After Educating Whole Family

The cycle of learning has come full circle in Dianne Rotz’s third grade class.

05/18/2015

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Pittsburgh Hosts International Science And Engineering Fair

Science fair winners from all over the world have come to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

05/14/2015

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Local Everest Institute Remains Open Despite Closures Elsewhere

When students showed up to class at the Everest Institute in downtown Pittsburgh, the doors were still open.

04/27/2015

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Audit Says State-Owned Universities Need To Better Track Crime, Sex Bias

Pennsylvania’s system of 14 state-owned universities should do a better job of tracking crimes and sex discrimination, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Monday as he released a performance audit of the agency.

04/27/2015

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Addition Of Local Jobs Means Good News For College Grads

The certainty of college life this time of year gives way to the unknown of the future.

04/24/2015

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Turzai Says Governor’s Tax On Shale Drilling Hurts Drilling Industry

House Speaker Mike Turzai, a Marshall Republican, convened an energy forum with some of his House colleagues at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale on Friday morning.

03/27/2015

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Consumer Advocate Says Governor’s Sales Tax Plan Could Make Things Worse

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to expand the sales tax to include a list of items that aren’t taxed now.

03/18/2015

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Governor Looks To Expand Sales Tax To Boost Funding For Education

They are things you buy all the time – from non-prescription drugs to candy to concert tickets and haircuts – and they are all tax-free in Pennsylvania. That is, at least for now.

03/18/2015

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Gov. Wolf Tours New Castle School, Pledging More State Money

New Castle Area School District gave Gov. Tom Wolf quite a welcome, as he pitched his budget plan of $400 million more in state money for basic education funding.

03/18/2015

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