Russian Exchange Journalists Share Impressions of America

By Paula Thomson Staff Writer American and Russian journalists recently explored each others worlds in a professional exchange program supported by both nations. From October 28 to November 20, a dozen young Russian journalists participated in the second U.S.-Russia Young Professional
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Sen. Stack Joins Call for Corbett to Restore University Funding

Sen. Mike Stack joined the Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties today to demand that Gov. Tom Corbett fully restore the funding slashed from the 14 state-owned universities. Stack (D-Philadelphia) said Pennsylvania’s budgets should no longer be balanced on the backs of students and their families. “Ever since this governor (more...)

The Time For School Tax Reform Is Now

By State Rep. John Galloway "Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not." - George Bernard Shaw When I was a kid, I loved Bobby Kennedy. He is a big part of why I got involved in (more...)

“Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust” in PA

State Sen. Mike Stack today presented resolutions to five Holocaust survivors from throughout Pennsylvania during the commonwealth’s annual Holocaust commemoration at the state Capitol. “The atrocities that took place at the hands of the Nazi regime are unfathomable; that these horrifying and tragic moments took place (more...)

Op-Ed: Corbett’s Blindness a Disability He Can Overcome

By state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione The barricades and the extra police at the end of a Capitol hallway tell you everything you need to know about the administration of Gov. Tom Corbett. From Day One, the governor, who campaigned bravely about ordinary citizens reclaiming their government, (more...)

DeWeese Corruption And “Bonusgate”

The new political scandal blow out in Pennsylvania named as “Bonusgate”: 25 defendants have been swept up, but the central figure is the former House Democratic leader, State Rep. Bill DeWeese, according to local media. News reports that DeWeese were " getting state bonuses for political work", using (more...)

Plight of Third-Class Cities

Local government leaders from across Central Pennsylvania appeared before the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee today to give a first-hand account of the challenges facing the commonwealth’s small cities. “When a local problem replicates itself across the state under different leadership and in different regions, then (more...)

‘PA Works Now’ Plan

Members of the Senate Democratic caucus unveiled legislation to be introduced this week to supplement the “PA Works Now” job creation plan, which has become the centerpiece of their agenda for the fall session. Senate Democrats will continue to offer solutions to the problems that prevent (more...)

Harrisburg Files For Bankruptcy

The capital of the state of Pennsylvania - Harrisburg - has filed for bankruptcy, because faced debts of $300m and could not pay for services. The city council voted 4-3 on to file for bankruptcy. But city's mayor, Linda Thompson challenged the legality of the vote in a news (more...)

A Showcase For Artists Across The State

Pennsylvania’s First Lady Susan Corbett invites artists throughout the state to apply for an opportunity to showcase their work in Art of the State®: Pennsylvania 2011, a juried art exhibition that is open to state residents. It will run from June 19 to Sept. 11 at The State Museum in Harrisburg. (more...)

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