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State House members react to new budget

Two state House members were quick to issue statements on Sunday night criticizing Pennsylvania’s new $28.4 billion budget for underfunding education, and especially for ignoring the needs of the cash-strapped Philadelphia school district. Here are excerpts from their statements:

Editorial: Made up math

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Editorial: Time to pony up

Teachers, parents and students took their cause to Harrisburg on Tuesday, to try to talk sense to state lawmakers and rally support for increased funding of public schools across Pennsylvania.

Letters to the Editor (June 26, 2013)

School district has money for big salaries

Editorial: A spy thriller?

As the revelations about our government’s secret national security programs spread around the globe, it sometimes feels like we have been sucked into the pages of a Robert Ludlum spy novel.

Letters to the Editor (June 19, 2013)

Rat Rescue members make themselves look silly

Journey to honor a stepdad on Father’s Day

His name was Irv. I was so predisposed to dislike him that I even found fault with his name.

Letters to the Editor (June 12, 2013)

Time to take a look at the Patriot Act

Letters to the Editor (June 5, 2013)

Methadone patients are trying to better themselves

Doomsday cuts

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission last week adopted a “Doomsday Budget” that is a blueprint for what would happen to the city’s public schools in the fall if the school district does not get additional money.