Thursday, September 24, 2009

State News Today

Rendell Meets With Arts/Theatre Group To Ax Tax

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia cultural groups on Wednesday met with Gov. Ed Rendell and legislative leaders of both parties to convince them to drop a budget proposal that would levy the state sales tax on music, dance, theater and museum admissions.

Lawmakers Oppose High School Graduation Exams + No Funding For It

A groundswell of public opposition to high school graduation exams is reflected in the 161 House members who signed onto a resolution to block the state Department of Education from implementing the program.


House GOP Vow To Reject Budget Reached By Leaders

A state budget agreement between legislative leaders and the governor is far from a done deal in the House, where Republicans are vowing to fight it and some Democrats are wary of tax increase proposals.


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