chart from “Raising Floor for Minimum Wage Pushes Economy Into the Unknown” by NOAM SCHEIBER, New York Times, JULY 26, 2015
By Justin Heinze, Phoenixville Patch, 7/27/15
His stop at a local middle school is part of his “Schools that Teach” tour promoting his education-focused proposed budget.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will be in Phoenixville on Tuesday, his office announced Monday afternoon.
Wolf’s stop in town is part of his “Schools that Teach” tour, a statewide road trip to talk to residents, teachers, and policy makers at the local level about his 2015-16 budget and legislative priorities….
keep reading at Phoenixville Patch
I hope you are all enjoying the summer. This past week brought some great news that I want to share with you.
Once again, I have been voted “Qualified” to serve as Judge in the Court of Common Pleas by my peers in the Chester County Bar Association. This is the second time I have been reviewed and the second time I have been deemed “qualified.” I am honored to have the support of my colleagues and the endorsement of the legal community.
The Bar Association announcement of voting process and results is below. Continue reading
Senator Harry Reid
When Trump insulted a GOP Senator, Republicans couldn’t denounce him fast enough. But when Trump slandered immigrants, there was silence.
by jpodenthal, North Chesco Dems, July 21, 2015
Municipal elections affect our lives every day.
James Bell received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and also was a member of the Graduation Class 113 at the FBI National Academy. He spent 8 years in the US Air Force and 38 years in various police departments, beginning in West Chester PA. After retiring from the West Chester police, he served at Valley Township and was Director of Public Safety at Cheyney University; in 2012 he spent 5 months as interim Chief of Police in Coatesville. Presently Mr Bell is a substitute teacher.
James Bell, candidate for Chester County sheriff, has accepted the invitation of East Whiteland/Charlestown Democrats to speak at our August meeting on Monday August 3rd, 7 PM, Continue reading
July 21, 2015
Thorndale, Pa. – Former Admiral and Congressman Joe Sestak today continued his walk in the shoes of the people, discussing the immigration reform segment of his book, Walking in Your Shoes to Restore the American Dream, at Casa Herrera, an immigrant-owned small business in Thorndale, Chester County.
Joe and supporters walked .422 of a mile to the event, representative of the 422 miles he walked across Pennsylvania in March. Joe, the son of an immigrant, spoke about various policy reforms from his book that would increase innovation and entrepreneurship, secure our borders, and establish a tough but fair path to citizenship.
“As the son of a man who left his homeland for America to search for a better life for himself and his family, I believe that our immigrant heritage adds richness to our history and promise to our future,” Joe said. “Immigrants have been a part of the American success story in every field, and 40 percent of Forbes 500 companies were founded by immigrants or children of immigrants.” Continue reading
by Jan Murphy, PennLive, 6/15/15, excerpt:
…Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-Chester County, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Education Committee, has been railing against this use of the Keystone Exams for the last three years. He was delighted by Monday’s vote.
“The Keystones as graduation requirements are neither fiscally responsible nor educationally sound,” he said. “This legislation will provide much-needed time to review the exams and come up with better means of assessment.”
read the full article at PennLive. The bill is now before the PA House Education Committee.