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What Recovery? Schools Still Reeling From Budget Cuts

By Janet Rivera Mednik, NEAtoday, 9/29/14

In Virginia’s Prince William County, buses that once shuttled middle school students home from after-school activities have been parked.

The reason? Lack of funding has shut students out from athletics, clubs, and after-school help. Budget cuts over the last several years have made this situation typical, exacting a heavy toll on virtually all American school children, in ways that are both expected and surprising….

Keep reading at NEAtoday

Lawyer: Ex-candidate Walker faces police probe

By Kristina Scala, Daily Local News, 9/29/14

Former Republican state House candidate Cuyler Walker, who declined to provide an explanation in Commonwealth Court for withdrawing from his race, is facing a police investigation related to what his attorney claims to be “intense negative rumors and innuendos.”…

keep reading at Daily Local News

KENNETT AREA DEMOCRATS FACEBOOK PAGE DELETED BY HACKERS!

Kennett Democrats, Facebook, 9/24/14

It is with great dismay, disbelief and anger that we must report to you that on Friday, September 19th, our Kennett Area Democrats Facebook page was hacked and deleted.

With the click of a mouse, our 2 years of hard work was destroyed and we lost access to the 3,252 people who followed our page and relied on the information we delivered each day. Continue reading

Featured Candidate: Kathi Cozzone, Senate District 44

By Krystal Bonner, FreshStartPA, 9/26/14

Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone is challenging Republican Senator John Rafferty for the 44th district seat — which includes parts of Berks, Chester, and Montgomery counties — to stand up for Pennsylvania families.

“If elected, I’ll be a constant advocate for the people of the 44th district. Harrisburg Republicans like my opponent have been focused on cutting education funding and attacking working families instead of getting Pennsylvania’s economy back on track.”…

Keep reading at FreshStartPA, See Kathi’s web site here.

Bonnie’s Beat with Special Guest Marian Moskowitz

To watch Marian’s interview with Bonnie Squires at the Radnor Studio 21 on her series “Bonnie’s Beat,” click here.

Take a quick half hour to hear Marian introduce herself, tell her story, and talk about women & education in Pennsylvania.

Marian is running for the 157th PA House seat. See Marian’s web site here.

Kane: State police chief, DEP secretary among those receiving porn e-mails

By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau, philly.com, 9/27/14

HARRISBURG – At least eight prominent state officials – including the head of the state police, Pennsylvania’s top environmental regulator, and a former spokesman for Gov. Corbett – were among commonwealth employees who sent or received hundreds of sexually explicit photos, videos, and messages from state e-mail accounts between 2008 and 2012, according to documents made available Thursday by the state Attorney General’s Office….

keep reading at philly.com

Praise for the Democrats

letter from Jamie McVickar, Daily Local News, 9/18/14

Yet another story you won’t see covered much, if at all, by the right-wing dominated mainstream media, is the most recent update on the federal budget which has dropped an amazing 13 percent from a year ago, almost entirely due to increased revenue from a growing economy and higher taxes on the wealthiest, along with decreased spending, thankfully including on the bloated Defense Department….

keep reading at Daily Local News

More women would be good for state and country

letter from Nathaniel Smith, Daily Local News, 9/8/14

On August 26, Women’s Equality Day, people across the country celebrated the 94th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote.

Eight women candidates from Chester County joined in the rally in Harrisburg, celebrating also the record number of women running this year for the state Legislature….

keep reading at Daily Local News