Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 16th, 2010

Posted on Tue, Nov. 16, 2010

Pa. House passes bill to rescue state pension systems

HARRISBURG - The state House of Representatives took a step Monday to defuse Pennsylvania's pension bomb.
PA House Roll Call Vote on HB2497
Here is a link to yesterday’s roll call vote for HB2497; while it may not be perfect it should be of considerable help in dealing with the pension spike. 
Please consider thanking your Reps who supported the bill:

Posted on Tue, Nov. 16, 2010

Pa. House overrides Rendell veto of school-code bill

HARRISBURG - In a surprise move late Monday, the state House of Representatives voted to override Gov. Rendell's veto of a school-code bill that he contended gave unfair tax breaks to certain charter-school landlords.
Press Release 11/15/10
Roebuck: Senate should join House in overriding veto of major education reforms

Ongoing Background on Vouchers  - second in a series
Over the coming several weeks I will be providing background info on the proposed voucher bill, SB1405:

Doug Tuthill, President Step Up for Students, Florida was another of the out-of-state pro-voucher parties testifying at the October 13th hearing of the Senate Ed Committee
Here is a link to that organization’s website:


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