VIDEO: Mayor Nutter: "In the end, all will be responsible if schools don't open on time"

VIDEO: Mayor Nutter: "In the end, all will be responsible if schools don't open on time"

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter calls for the passage of a cigarette tax by the general assembly to ensure Philadelphia schools open on time. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Governor links votes for pension reform, Philly cigarette tax

VIDEO: Governor links votes for pension reform, Philly cigarette tax

During a press conference in his office, Gov. Tom Corbett calls on the Philadelphia delegation to pass pension reform on behalf of the Philadelphia school district. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Philly Dems opposed to pension-for-school-money vote swap, despite Mayor’s overtures

Gov. Tom Corbett Sunday evening tied pension reform to an issue other than the budget: Philadelphia school money through the authorization of a cigarette tax for Philadelphia.

“It is clear to me—and I believe Republican leaders agree with this—if there is a positive pension reform vote, there would be a positive cigarette tax vote on behalf of the school district of Philadelphia,” Gov. Corbett said. “That would be a huge step in helping the School District of Philadelphia, but so would the pension reform plan.”

The governor called on members of the Philadelphia delegation to support pension reform legislation in exchange for the tax authorization that would be applied to Philadelphia schools.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Budget negotiations continue as June 30th deadline approaches

VIDEO: Budget negotiations continue as June 30th deadline approaches

After a meeting with GOP leaders, Senate Appropriations Chairman Jake Corman and Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi discuss the latest in budget negotiations. 

Friday, June 27, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Meeting of legislative Republican leaders yields positive results for budget progress

A late afternoon meeting of Republican leaders from the House and Senate might have put the budget and implementation bills on track to be passed by June 30 or shortly thereafter.

“We’ve made significant progress in getting a common approach and timeframe with the House Republican leadership,” said Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware). “We have details to iron out and…many times those details are the most difficult things to iron out, but we had a very productive meeting today.”

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Friday, June 27, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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