The School District of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
July 14, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia spends millions of dollars each year to borrow money, because city tax revenues don't arrive in time for the district's officials to pay the bills. In align with every year around this time, on Tuesday, the board voted in favor of...
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Left: Cheyney University President Aaron A. Walton
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Cherri Gregg
July 08, 2019 - 3:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cheyney University could be turning a corner after years of financial struggle. The institution's president says he's confident they've balanced the budget, and state lawmakers have provided a multimillion dollar boost for students. Pennsylvania lawmakers allocated $3...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is heading to Louisiana.
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Eric Walter
July 01, 2019 - 12:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump tweeted a note of congratulations on Monday to New Jersey's legislature for passing a budget that did not include a "millionaire's tax." The proposal from Gov. Phil Murphy would have increased the top marginal rate paid by people who make more...
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Governor Phil Murphy signs legislation today establishing a State-Based Health Exchange in New Jersey in Trenton on Friday, June 28, 2019.
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Justin Udo
June 30, 2019 - 5:11 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — After a long hard fight, New Jersey finally gets a budget and avoids a state shut down. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed off on the $38.7 billion budget Sunday, a little more than a week after it passed through his state's legislature. Today, I signed a budget that...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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Tony Romeo
June 28, 2019 - 2:37 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania lawmakers have now finished work on a new state budget. Gov. Tom Wolf said the spending plan and its companion bills will become law. The new budget has more money for education — nearly doubling early childhood education funding in five years — and...
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Governor Phil Murphy holds a budget press conference on the need for long-term and sustainable revenues to rebuild NJ TRANSIT on June 27, 2019, in Secaucus
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David Madden
June 27, 2019 - 8:55 pm
SECAUCUS, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — After a week of saying “all options” were being considered by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy in his budget battle with the legislature, he’s taken the most drastic off the table. He will, in fact, sign the $38.7 billion plan submitted to him, although there will be...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
June 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania House has sent the Senate a bill to authorize a new state budget over the objections of some Democrats frustrated by lack of action on a minimum wage increase. During hours of debate on the 2019-2020 spending plan, Democrats were repeatedly...
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Governor Phil Murphy holds a press conference on the budget with policy experts on Friday, June 21st, 2019.
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David Madden
June 21, 2019 - 5:04 pm
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — With little more than a week before the June 30 budget deadline, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy continues to play his cards close to the vest on how he will deal with the $38.7 billion spending plan dealt to him by fellow Democrats in the legislature. Surrounded by his...
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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Molly Daly
June 20, 2019 - 6:54 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey lawmakers have passed a $38.7 billion budget plan that's stripped out some of Gov. Phil Murphy's top priorities. The Senate passed the bill early Thursday afternoon by a 31 to six vote that included seven Republicans. A few hours later, it cleared the...
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Camden City School District budget meeting
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David Madden
June 12, 2019 - 2:05 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Officials in the Camden City School District have approved a $365 million budget that reverses a decision to close an elementary school. But that reversal comes with a big condition: extra money from the state of New Jersey. Veterans Memorial Family School will now...
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