A major setback has been handed to Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to sell the state’s liquor monopoly and open the antiquated alcohol delivery system to private enterprise.
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SMG is inheriting a labor-union problem at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, according to Tom Ferrick of AxisPhilly.
Chances for privatizing Pennsylvania’s monopoly of wine, spirits and beer will diminish on Monday when state Sen. Chuck McIlhinney introduces his own bill to modernize the existing system, Capitol sources have told Media Trackers.
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille is stopping just short of asking fellow Philadelphian and Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery to step down from the court.
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) President Jerry Jordan recently claimed states that don’t base teacher layoffs purely on seniority have worse student performance, overlooking states such as Alabama and Colorado.
An odd political concoction of Democrats, conservative education activists and Pennsylvania’s most powerful teachers’ union have brought Pennsylvania’s agreement to national Common Core educational standards to a halt, or at least a significant pause.