Unfortunately, the mayor seems to have drawn the wrong lesson: there aren’t going to be any forums like last year. The public is decidedly not invited to weigh in, and that has caught the attention, and undoubtedly the ire, of the Coalition for Essential Services. (In the interest of full disclosure, I was a member of this group until mid-summer 2009).
Am I the only one who smells something stinky about the School District’s “Renaissance Plan,” which marks poorly-performing public schools for takeover by for-profit and non-profit educational management organizations?
There are lessons for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in the Massachusetts election of Scott Brown, if only state leaders would open their eyes. The way I see it, Keystone State Democrats are heading for a whopper of a defeat.
Ed Rendell's cozy relationship with a Foxwoods lawyer is no surprise, but if you think sweetheart deals suck now, wait til you see what happens now that the Supreme Court has struck down laws banning corporate spending on elections.
The reviews are in and so, for all intents and purposes, is Chris Abruzzo. The former Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. Corbett received a vote of confidence by the Pennsylvania state Senate on Tuesday, to become the full-time Department of Environmental Protection Secretary as long as Corbett is governor. But Abruzzo’s potential post is not [...]
A legal brief was recently filed on behalf of the Constitution, Green and Libertarian parties of Pennsylvania, who are fighting for equal access to the state ballot. The brief, filed in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, challenges the state’s right to force independent candidates kicked off the ballot to pay their opponents’ legal fees, and [...]