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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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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | July 4, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- With Gov. Ed Rendell's proposed budget stalemated in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, 600 unhappy taxpayers rallied in Chambersburg's center square Saturday to declare their independence from looming tax increases. Likening their protest to that of a group of Boston patriots in 1776, Franklin County, Pa., joined in the nationwide TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party movement against taxation and government spending. State Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin, said the lack of a state budget shows conservative representatives in Harrisburg, Pa., are listening to their constituents.
NEWS
July 29, 2005
You would think that Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell's decision to hire 120 new state troopers would be an action welcomed by existing members of the state police. Not so, because Rendell also wants to "civilianize" 60 positions, a move opposed by the police union. There's room for negotiation here, if both sides will approach the talks with an open mind. On Wednesday, the governor called a news conference to ask the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association to accept the plan to have civilians do forensic analysis and handle liquor-code enforcement and communications duties.
NEWS
June 29, 2006
"We must all hang together, or assuredly we will all hang separately. " So said Benjamin Franklin in 1776 as he signed the Declaration of Independence. Some of his descendants in Pennsylvania politics have decided that joining forces to cut taxes in an election year makes more sense than continuing to fight about it. Gov. Ed Rendell came into office promising to reform the state's school-funding system, which many felt relied too heavily on property taxes. Rendell aimed to relieve the financial pressure on the state's fixed-income elderly whose prime earning years were behind them.
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By DON AINES | December 6, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - The CSX Intermodal Facility south of Chambersburg, which opened in the fall of 2007, will become part of the National Gateway, a proposal for a public-private partnership to improve three rail corridors for increased freight transportation from East Coast ports to the Midwest. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Friday put state funding behind the project - $35 million over the next three years that will be used to change clearances of railway tunnels and bridges to allow for double-stacked container freight shipments through the state.
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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.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | January 12, 2006
McCONNELLSBURG, PA. waynesboro@herald-mail.com Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell announced Wednesday that JLG Industries Inc., a major manufacturing employer in the central part of the state, will receive nearly $4.8 million in grants and assistance to create jobs, expand facilities and increase production. Officials with JLG Industries, a manufacturer of access equipment for construction, said they will use the money to create at least 335 jobs in McConnellsburg and 240 jobs in Shippensburg, Pa. Rendell visited Fulton, Cumberland and Bedford counties Wednesday to describe the financial package that includes $2.25 million through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority, an $800,000 Opportunity grant, $250,000 in job training assistance and $1.48 million in job creation tax credits.
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By DON AINES | October 31, 2008
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The polls in Pennsylvania are tightening between Barack Obama and John McCain, prompting Gov. Ed Rendell to criss-cross the state for the Democratic nominee, including a meeting with a group of students Thursday morning at the Ceddia Union Building of Shippensburg University. "My gut feeling is that this is a single-digit election," Rendell told the group of about 200 students, citing a Mason-Dixon poll showing Obama with a 4 percent lead with five days left before the election.
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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.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 14, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives took steps Monday that were designed to move the legislature closer to adopting a 2009-10 budget, which was due to be passed two weeks ago. However, some lawmakers criticized the momentum as being in the wrong direction. "It was ridiculous what they did today ... All it is, is a back step for Pennsylvanians," said state Rep. Mario Civera, of Delaware County, as quoted by the Associated Press. The House reconvened at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about two spending plans OK'd by the Appropriations Committee just moments earlier.
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