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July 12, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gov. Ed Rendell is scheduled to speak to Franklin County Democrats at a breakfast on Tuesday, July 25, at 8 a.m., at the Franklin Fire Co. Social Hall, at 158 W. King St. in Chambersburg. The menu will include a buffet of assorted pastries, fruit, breakfast casserole, juice and coffee. All interested supporters are invited, and there is no charge for admission. To attend, respond by July 18 to Beth Shupp-George at 717-398-8341 (cell), 717-262-4328 (home)
NEWS
July 6, 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's $28 billion state budget has been signed into law. At a signing ceremony Tuesday in Mechanicsburg, Gov. Ed Rendell said the budget does not increase taxes and clamps down on spending in response to a stubborn revenue slump that left last year's budget more than $1 billion in the red. Rendell says deep spending cuts in some areas, such as social services, allowed for significant increases elsewhere, notably...
NEWS
October 1, 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Ed Rendell says he wants Pennsylvania lawmakers to "quicken the pace" on wrapping up a state budget and says there's no excuse for further delays. After a meeting with top legislators Thursday, Rendell said they should keep their members in Harrisburg and push to end the three-month-old impasse. But he says a Sunday deadline he established earlier this week no longer seems realistic. Rendell's remarks come amid discord among rank-and-file House Democrats regarding details of a nearly $28 billion agreement between the governor and three legislative caucuses.
NEWS
September 17, 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Ed Rendell is rejecting an offer made by legislative negotiators Wednesday night in an effort to end the state's 2 1/2-month budget impasse. Rendell said at an event in Bensalem on Thursday that the latest offer still doesn't contain the kind of revenue necessary to avoid another deficit. Rendell's comments were carried by the Pennsylvania Cable Network. The governor repeated his intention to veto such a proposal, but says he is still hopeful that legislators will submit a better plan.
NEWS
November 4, 2002
To the editor: I would like to alert my fellow hunters, sportsmen and women, and gun owners of a possible crisis. The former mayor of Philadelphia, Ed Rendell, is mounting a serious challenge to Attorney General Mike Fisher in the race to become the next governor of this great commonwealth. Rendell is on record for limiting the number of guns that can be legally purchased by law abiding citizens. In fact, in an article that appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News in June of this year, Rendell said that he didn't believe instances where guns even used in self defense even occurred.
NEWS
By DON AINES | February 4, 2009
Rendell's budget draws criticism SCOTLAND, PA. -- Students and faculty at Scotland School for Veterans Children held something like a pep rally Tuesday morning, not to drum up school spirit for a basketball game, but for the upcoming fight to keep the school open. "I know you feel like our lives got flipped over yesterday," guidance counselor Lindsey Leonard said, referring to Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell's proposal to close the school. She told the students what they do in the last months of the school year could determine the school's future.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 17, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Senate leaders plan to take steps Wednesday that could override Gov. Ed Rendell's veto of funding for human services programs, such as shelters, food pantries and child care. State Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, told The Herald-Mail of the plans Monday afternoon. They are designed to help "some of the most vulnerable among us," he said. Rendell, a Democrat, took a stopgap budget measure passed in early August and provided many line-item vetoes, as expected.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | August 11, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell will visit Franklin County today for the announcement of a new intermodal rail facility in Antrim Township. Norfolk Southern is hosting a press conference to unveil its plans for the facility at the Mason-Dixon Auto Auction on U.S. 11 near Interstate 81. The 11:30 a.m. event will feature Rendell and Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman, according to a press released issued by the rail company. Rendell actively has sought funding for railroads in the state.
NEWS
June 13, 2006
Is all the speculation about the possible furlough of thousands of Pennsylvania state workers just talk, or is it a real possibility? Either way, if it does happen it will demonstrate that elected officials aren't above using state employees as political pawns. The Associated Press reported that in the past two weeks about 20,000 state employees received notification that if the legislature and the governor don't agree on a budget, workers could be furloughed. Not only that, but the administration of Gov. Ed Rendell has met with unions to assure them that in the event of a furlough, the state would still pay its share of health-care costs.
NEWS
July 25, 2006
"There's many a slip between the cup and the lip" is an expression that has been around in one form or another for the past 500 years. But though it may be an old adage, it's a good description of the tribulations Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has faced in trying to get slot machines legalized. We recommend that legislators go along with the governor's fix for the latest problem, or face the possibility that they'll be blamed when the property tax relief slots were designed to fund doesn't materialize.
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NEWS
August 3, 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's state and local governments would be forced to lay off a combined 12,500 public employees, including teachers, police officers and firefighters, if Congress doesn't send the state more recession-related aid, Gov. Ed Rendell warned Tuesday. The Democratic governor has taken the lead in recent weeks to rally support for the federal bill, scheduled for a key Senate vote Wednesday. Republicans oppose the measure, saying the price tag would add to the nation's growing debt.
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NEWS
July 6, 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's $28 billion state budget has been signed into law. At a signing ceremony Tuesday in Mechanicsburg, Gov. Ed Rendell said the budget does not increase taxes and clamps down on spending in response to a stubborn revenue slump that left last year's budget more than $1 billion in the red. Rendell says deep spending cuts in some areas, such as social services, allowed for significant increases elsewhere, notably...
NEWS
October 1, 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Ed Rendell says he wants Pennsylvania lawmakers to "quicken the pace" on wrapping up a state budget and says there's no excuse for further delays. After a meeting with top legislators Thursday, Rendell said they should keep their members in Harrisburg and push to end the three-month-old impasse. But he says a Sunday deadline he established earlier this week no longer seems realistic. Rendell's remarks come amid discord among rank-and-file House Democrats regarding details of a nearly $28 billion agreement between the governor and three legislative caucuses.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | September 19, 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Although Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell announced that legislative leaders have agreed on a 2009-10 budget, Franklin County's lawmakers remain in the dark about what's included in the spending plan. "I don't know a thing yet," state Sen. Richard Alloway said Saturday at noon, 16 hours after Rendell's announcement. "We have not seen the line items, we have not seen the total spend number and we have not seen the reoccurring new revenue," state Rep. Rob Kauffman said.
NEWS
September 17, 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Ed Rendell is rejecting an offer made by legislative negotiators Wednesday night in an effort to end the state's 2 1/2-month budget impasse. Rendell said at an event in Bensalem on Thursday that the latest offer still doesn't contain the kind of revenue necessary to avoid another deficit. Rendell's comments were carried by the Pennsylvania Cable Network. The governor repeated his intention to veto such a proposal, but says he is still hopeful that legislators will submit a better plan.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 17, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Senate leaders plan to take steps Wednesday that could override Gov. Ed Rendell's veto of funding for human services programs, such as shelters, food pantries and child care. State Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, told The Herald-Mail of the plans Monday afternoon. They are designed to help "some of the most vulnerable among us," he said. Rendell, a Democrat, took a stopgap budget measure passed in early August and provided many line-item vetoes, as expected.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 12, 2009
Rendell: Budget woes hurt libraries Rendell: Crescent Corridor initiative will pass GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he's finished making concessions for now and will hold out for the funding levels he wants for counties and schools as negotiations for the 2009-10 state budget continue. Rendell, in Franklin County on Wednesday for a press conference about Norfolk Southern's Crescent Corridor initiative, took time out to talk about Pennsylvania's budget situation.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | August 12, 2009
Rendell: Budget woes hurt libraries Rendell defends position in budget crisis GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell showed his support for Norfolk Southern's Crescent Corridor initiative Wednesday, promising that his $45 million contribution will pass in the capital budget. "Whatever happens in the budget fight, this money will be in there and will be over the next three years," Rendell said. Together with the governor, Norfolk Southern announced Wednesday its plans to build a $95 million intermodal rail facility in Franklin County, Pa. Spread over three years, the $45 million will help jump-start a public-private partnership between the Commonwealth, the federal government and Norfolk Southern, CEO Wick Moorman said.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | August 11, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell will visit Franklin County today for the announcement of a new intermodal rail facility in Antrim Township. Norfolk Southern is hosting a press conference to unveil its plans for the facility at the Mason-Dixon Auto Auction on U.S. 11 near Interstate 81. The 11:30 a.m. event will feature Rendell and Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman, according to a press released issued by the rail company. Rendell actively has sought funding for railroads in the state.
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