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Gov. Rendell Nixes Pay Raises to Plug Budget Holes

Governor Rendell cancels the 3% and 2.25% raises that where due in July and next January.

Posted in Budget Crisis, Regional Economy

Rendell: Boost school funding, consolidate

Gov. Rendell’s budget proposes to consolidate the 500 current school districts down to 100 in order to save tax payers money. Plus the closure of two state-run schools and the elimination of his summer Excellence program.

Posted in Budget Crisis, Regional Economy

Rendell’s budget to balance goals with recession

Gov. Rendell will unveil his budget this morning proposing to legalize video poker machines to generate $550 million a year for students to attend any of the state colleges, to taxing natural gas, chewing tobacco, and sales of cigars.

Posted in Budget Crisis, Regional Economy

Rendell Delivers Budget Address

An audio file of Governor Ed Rendell’s budget address for FY 2009-2010.

Posted in Budget Crisis, Regional Economy

Taking Action

Gov. Rendell ready to cut jobs despite stimulus listen to the video interview between Governor Ed Rendell and Neil Cavuto.

Posted in Budget Crisis, Regional Economy

Rendell estimates job cuts

Rendell says up to 2,000 positions could be eliminated through layoffs and hiring freezes to plug the budget hole.

Posted in Budget Crisis, Regional Economy

Economy prompts lower bid on PA. Turnpike bridges

Bad economy can save the PA Turnpike more then $25 million to replace bridges.

Posted in Budget Crisis, Regional Economy
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