July 11, 2013 |
Pennsylvania's 14 state universities, including West Chester and Cheyney, will raise tuition 3 percent, or $194, for 2013-14 under a measure approved by the board of governors Tuesday. In-state undergraduate students who attend full time will pay $6,622 annually next academic year. Nearly 90 percent of the system's students are Pennsylvanians. The technology fee will rise $10, or 2.8 percent, for in-state students, to $368 annually. Even with the revenue from the tuition increase, the state system will have to cut $50 million from its $1.6 billion budget this year, prompting concern from faculty union leadership.
June 28, 2013
By Dan Clifford Wednesday's Supreme Court decisions were of particular interest to me, not only as a family law attorney who has represented same-sex clients for 25 years, but as the parent of a 14-year-old with my same-sex partner of two decades. The court's decision in the Windsor case, authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, is a cause for great celebration to all who support diversity and inclusion. Wednesday's rulings represent a very significant building block in the long journey toward acceptance.
June 28, 2013 |
Since March, when the 2013 Flower Show had its lowest attendance in more than a decade, layoff rumors have traumatized staff at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the show's producer. On Wednesday, the rumor came true - 22 of 133 full- and part-time jobs were cut and two more downgraded to part time. The changes affect almost every level except the top - including communications; development; Green Scene magazine; human resources; landscape management; library; marketing; programs; and Meadowbrook Farm, the PHS estate garden, greenhouse, and retail operation in Abington Township.
June 27, 2013 |
The nation's most "prejudiced states," according to a recent study, include virtually the entire South and - wait for it - Pennsylvania. And the analysis doesn't even target state legislators. Pennsylvania consistently ranks poorly in surveys when whites are asked their views on the intelligence, trustworthiness, and work ethic of blacks, said University of California, Davis professor Christopher Elmendorf, who relied on National Annenberg Election Survey data. Top-10 bad, Elmendorf said.
June 27, 2013 |
Already under scrutiny for taking too long to process unemployment checks and home-energy assistance claims, Pennsylvania is also too slow in approving food-stamp applications, compelling the federal government to order the state to improve its performance. Pennsylvania ranks among the worst in the nation for getting food stamps to the needy within 30 days, as required by federal law, according to an Inquirer examination of data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which runs the food-stamp program.
June 21, 2013 |
What's the price tag for a job? State and local governments spent an average of $456,000 per job, or $64 billion, to create and retain jobs and businesses in "megadeals" worth $75 million or more, a Washington-based advocacy group said Wednesday. "That's a long payback period before the state would get that much revenue," said Good Jobs First president Greg LeRoy. Pennsylvania and New Jersey rank high among states awarding "megadeals," according to the group, which has tracked 240 deals nationally since 1976.
June 18, 2013 |
Senate Bill 538 just might be one of the oddest pieces of legislation in the Harrisburg hopper this session. Republican leaders say: Move on, there's nothing to see here. Don't worry about it. It's not going anywhere. Democrats, on the other hand, are making noise and campaigning against S.B. 538 as if it were an imminent threat to freedom itself. The measure, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R., Delaware), would split Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes proportionally in future presidential elections instead of awarding all of them to the winner.
June 16, 2013 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - When Coatesville wide receiver Chris Jones got to the back of the end zone after a 57-yard touchdown, he pointed both of his index fingers toward the television cameras and patted his chest. He made his mark on the 56th annual Big 33 Classic at Hersheypark Stadium, in a 58-27 win for Pennsylvania against Maryland. "I had to show off," said Jones, who is second in receiving touchdowns in Pennsylvania history. "It's a big stage. Every one nationwide gets to see us. " The Coastal Carolina recruit finished with 96 total yards, 61 receiving, and two TD grabs in the game that televised on the NFL Network.
June 16, 2013
Softball First Team P Lauren Butts, West Chester Henderson P Maggie Balint, Avon Grove C Heidi McCollester, West Chester Henderson IF Miranda Mikelson, West Chester Henderson IF Renea Pertucci, Downingtown East IF Rachel Kelly, West Chester East IF Sara Ercolani, Downingtown East OF Brianna Tredway, Downingtown West OF Kristen Owens, Downingtown East OF Amy Atwell, West Chester East DP Bridgette Magee,...