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Pa. Special Ed. panel recommends more funding predictability for schools | Thursday Morning Coffee
‘These recommendations provide more clarity and consistency for school districts regarding its projected special education costs in planning yearly budgets,’ Senate Appropriations Committee Chairperson Pat Browne, R-Lehigh, said.
Pa. sends second vague email to patients about medical marijuana vape product safety
There’s nothing to indicate that there was a specific incident that prompted the review.
Pa.’s review of medical cannabis vape products confuses and worries patients
‘It was unprecedented, and scared a lot of people,’ an advocate says of the state’s abrupt review, which could result in some products being pulled from the market.
My 9/11 prayer: The lessons we can learn from the great silence | Friday Morning Coffee
We squandered the opportunities of 20 years ago. We still might in the pandemic. It’s not too late
Autonomous vehicle start-up Aurora names PGH as site of its corporate HQ
The majority of its 1,600 employees will work in Aurora’s facility in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, the company said.
On his way out the door, Pa.’s Toomey calls for Biden admin. to be investigated over personnel practices | Tuesday Morning Coffee
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, who is retiring, is calling for a government watchdog to investigate the possible sidelining of career executives, according to a published report.
Alle. Co. DA Zappala faces rising criticism over reports he retaliated against Black attorney
Ed Gainey, the Democratic nominee for Pittsburgh mayor, has joined the chorus of voices calling for an investigation into Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala.
Report: It’s time for Pa.’s horse racing subsidy to be put out to pasture | Friday Morning Coffee
Pa.’s $239M subsidy is a loser for the taxpayers, and the money should be directed toward education funding, advocates argue.
Pa. state troopers demand apology from Wolf over Juneteenth letter to state employees | Wednesday Morning Coffee
What got the State Police so angry? Wolf noted the deaths of Black people at the hands of police. A thing that’s happening in the real world.
Earth Day 2021: Philly, Allegheny Co. get ‘Fs’ on air quality in new report | Thursday Morning Coffee
A new American Lung Association report grades all 67 counties on high ozone days and particle pollution.