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Candidate Spotlight: Vince Rongione

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:55pm -- jevans

House District 163 has always been home for Vince Rongione. Growing up on Darby Road in Havertown, Vince learned the importance of public service at an early age. His father served on the Haverford School Board and his mother was a community leader. It is this family commitment to public service that led Vince to seek public office.

County Democrats lambaste Gov. Corbett on education

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:35am -- jevans

By Susan L. Serbin, Times Correspondent

As Gov. Tom Corbett visited the Garnet Valley School District for the launch of Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U, a group of individuals representing Delaware County Democrats gathered outside Concord Elementary School. They maintained that “Corbett continues to mislead voters on failed educational leadership.”

U.S. reps from Delco differ on root of impeachment rumors

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:47pm -- jevans

“They’re not doing their jobs,” Balchunis said. “That’s not why we sent them to Washington. People are hurting. Our government is not functioning for us. We’re paying them a very nice salary to do nothing, to fight, to shut down the government, to sue the president. This is crazy.”

By John Kopp

Delaware County Daily Times

U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner insisted last week that his Republican-led legislative chamber is not seeking to impeach President Barack Obama despite a plethora of speculation.

Corbett to blame for PA's education crisis

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:49am -- jevans

By John Kane, Guest Columnist 

Our schools." "Our children." "Education." "Class sizes." "Testing." "Funding." "Property taxes."

These are what I hear on a daily basis as I talk with people throughout Delaware County. Parents, employers, religious leaders, seniors, kids, my wife who's a public school teacher - in short, everyone. Everyone is concerned about what is happening with our schools.

Well, what is happening with our schools? How did we get here?

Transportation Workers Unite Behind Rongione

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:55pm -- jevans

RANSPORT WORKERS LOCAL 234 AND BROTHERHOOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS AND TRAINMEN JOIN UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION IN SUPPORT OF RONGIONE

DREXEL HILL – Two more transportation unions endorsed Vince Rongione for State Representative this week. The Transport Workers Local 234 and the Pennsylvania Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen endorsed Rongione’s campaign, joining the United Transportation Union who endorsed Rongione in the Spring.

LGBT advocates push for anti-discrimination bills

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:34am -- jevans

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times

MEDIA — A small assortment of community leaders called Tuesday for the passage of legislation barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the areas of employment, housing and accommodations.

Standing outside the Delaware County Courthouse, the group urged the General Assembly to pass House Bill 300 and Senate Bill 300 — companion bills that would ensure homosexual, bisexual and transgender individuals are protected by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

State rep sees need to fix mental health system

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:58am -- jevans

By Patti Mengers, Delaware County Daily Times

For the last two years, state Rep. Margo Davidson says she has been inspired to devise legislation that would make treatment more accessible for mentally ill individuals because of her own experiences in trying to obtain effective care for her son who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 20.

Gov. Corbett pushes pension reform in Delco

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:14am -- jevans

“He’s got a tough fight on his hands because he cut $1 billion out of the education budget,” Landau said. “That’s why property taxes are going up. He’s trying to divert attention from those drastic cuts.”

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Gov. Tom Corbett continued his ongoing push for pension reform Thursday, calling Pennsylvania’s escalating public pension costs the state’s most important fiscal challenge.

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