Twenty-four hours after the state House twice voted down the bill that would fund repairs to many of the state’s bridges, roads and public transit systems, lawmakers reconvened Tuesday night and voted it in.
Gov. Tom Corbett will release the previously withheld one-time state grant of $45 million for the city schools. The state refused to release the funds until significant financial and educational reforms were implemented.
Philadelphians who utilize CHIP, also known as Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, for their children or Medicaid for themselves, might need to make some lifestyle changes if Gov. Tom Corbett’s new proposal takes effect.