Thursday, June 30, 2011

Eleventh-Hour Voucher Plan Dies For Lack of Support


Eleventh-Hour Voucher Plan Dies For Lack of Support
(PSBA -Wednesday evening, June 29) -- Thanks to your calls and email, the last-minute push from Gov. Corbett and Senate Republicans to run a voucher bill will not happen prior to the General Assembly’s summer recess.  Hundreds of calls and emails flooded Capitol offices on Wednesday morning and afternoon, and with no clear agreement reached, the “compromise deal” sought by Corbett and Senate Republican leadership will not be finalized in time for a vote before the summer break. 


Budget goes to Corbett

House approves first on-time state budget in eight years, but work is left to do.

10:43 p.m. EDT, June 29, 2011
The Pennsylvania Legislature has sent Gov. Tom Corbett the first on-time state budget in eight years, though a last-minute push to legalize school vouchers stalled.


Tea Party Finds Power Leads to Policy Splits

New York Times, By KATE ZERNIKE Published: June 28, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. — When Tea Party groups celebrated their victories here in November — they had helped take the governor’s office and the legislature — it seemed that one of their priorities, school choice legislation, would have an easy time passing.


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