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Casey: $4.4 Mil on Hand

Senator Bob Casey raised $1.09 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, bringing his campaign total to $4.347 million on hand. The number puts him on par with prospective Republican opponent Tom Smith, who also announced $4.4 million at the end of the quarter.

January 31st, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | 4 Comments

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State House Minority Leader Frank Dermody Sends Letter to Legislative Reapportionment Chairman McEwen Requesting The LRC Not Rush New Legislative Maps

House Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny County) who voted in favor of the legislative districts that were remanded by the State Supreme Court today called for the Legislative Reapportionment Commission not to rush to pass new maps.

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, PA Offices 2012, Top Stories | No Comments

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Tribune-Review: Pa. Charter Schools Are Struggling To Meet Standards, But Keep Growing

Since the charter school movement began in Pennsylvania nearly 15 years ago, most of the state’s charter schools continue to struggle to meet state standards. Yet, charters in Western Pennsylvania keep growing. More than 90,000 students are enrolled in 142 public charter schools, including 12 cyber charter schools, according to the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools. An estimated 30,000 students are on waiting lists.

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | No Comments