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July 15, 2016
ISSUE | SHOOTINGS President is 'out of touch' At the Dallas memorial service for the five slain police officers Tuesday, President Obama said that as a nation, "we are not as divided as we seem" ("Obama: Don't despair," Wednesday). It is interesting if not confusing that he said this after one of the most vicious assaults against police in modern U.S. history. Hopefully, it was just optimism on his part and not a realistic assessment. If it was a realistic assessment, he seems hopelessly out of touch with reality.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Mike Sturla
THE AMERICAN Society of Civil Engineers reports that, because of the number of Pennsylvania roads in disrepair, Pennsylvania motorists spend $424 per year each in car repairs, a total of $3.7 billion. Pennsylvania rates a C-minus on the ASCE's Report Card for America's Infrastructure; that's despite a recently enacted gas tax that places Pennsylvania 11th highest in gas prices. So where is all the money going? While Pennsylvania desperately needs funding to address its ailing infrastructure, $814 million was taken this year alone from the Motor License Fund, intended to build and repair roads and bridges, to provide free state police coverage for municipalities that opt not to pay for local or regional police coverage.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
The Kingsway Regional School District in Gloucester County has jumped into the statewide debate over competing ideas to more equitably fund New Jersey's public schools. Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) convened a forum Wednesday in Woolwich Township to push his plan to bring every school district to "adequacy" funding within five years by reallocating existing aid and adding up to $100 million a year. "We're not looking to defund anybody; we're looking to treat every child equally," Sweeney said, adding that he wants to have the money follow the children while recognizing each child's specific needs.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
The golden summer morning was perfect for a stroll on the Reading Viaduct, Philadelphia's answer to New York's High Line . The difference is that Philadelphia's version has no architect-designed staircases or glass elevators to bring visitors up to the postindustrial wonderland. To get inside, you have to venture up an overgrown ramp, bushwhack your way through chest-high weeds, then shimmy through a large opening in a chain-link security fence. Technically, it's trespassing. "I've been here several times," Brian Ewing, a 37-year-old Philadelphia schoolteacher, told me the other day as he showed a friend the drill.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
The Pennsylvania SPCA will be holding a fund-raising event in the memory of George Bengal, the shelter's director of Humane Law who died last month. "A Night for George" will be held July 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 732 Saint Andrew Road, in Philadelphia. Tickets are $50. Proceeds will go to the George Bengal Fund to End Animal Cruelty, which was created shortly before Bengal died from cancer. The event will include food from Revolution Taco, beverages from Tito's Handmade Vodka and Unibroue, a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna and Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Christie's campaign last year to overhaul pension and health benefits for New Jersey's public employees hasn't come to fruition. But the governor took action last week that could serve as a bargaining chip in his call to cut costs: He tied millions of dollars for municipalities and nonprofits in the state budget to negotiations over worker health benefits. Christie issued an executive order placing nearly $100 million into reserve from the $34.5 billion fiscal year budget he signed into law last week.
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Solomon Jones
IN FISCAL YEAR 2015, nearly 70 percent of city-funded construction projects with budgets over $250,000 did not reach the city's minority workforce participation goals, and 44 percent had no minority workforce at all. Those are the findings of the Economic Opportunity Plan Employment Composition Analysis by Econsult Solutions and Milligan and Company, LLC. The report, which examined minority and female inclusion on over 360 city-funded construction...
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
New Jersey colleges and universities are receiving more than $180 million from the state for construction and renovation projects, the state announced Tuesday. The state announced 35 projects it will fund at 32 schools across the state. The biggest beneficiary is Stockton University, which is getting $22 million for its planned Atlantic City campus. The list of grants includes $6 million for renovation of buildings at Rowan University in Glassboro and $1 million for Rutgers-Camden to renovate two rowhouses for office space.
NEWS
June 29, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis and Karen Langley, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - There may soon be a budget bill, but there is no budget deal. The proposal that cleared the House Appropriations Committee on Monday night calls for the state to spend about 5 percent more next year than it did under this year's $30 billion budget. The boost in spending would be propped up by legalizing online gambling, loosening the state's monopoly over the sale of wine, imposing new taxes on tobacco, and instituting a tax amnesty program. But neither the GOP-dominated Senate nor the administration of the Democratic governor have committed to support it. Jeff Sheridan, Gov. Wolf's spokesman, said Monday that the governor had not agreed to the plan.
NEWS
June 28, 2016
ISSUE | TAXES State funds also needed for Phila. pre-K While the passage of the soda tax is good news for Philadelphia's pre-K children, Mayor Kenney's plan to serve 10,000 children counts on additional funding from the state. I recently met with state legislators as part of the Pre-K for PA campaign, which is recommending $90 million in additional pre-K funding in the 2016-17 state budget. State Reps. Dwight Evans and Joanna McClinton reiterated their commitment to pre-K.
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