Dan Sokil of The Reporter wrote that the Pennsylvania Governor's Office awarded the grant for the Madison Lot Redevelopment as part of a statewide $125 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital grant program
Monday, February 11, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Dan Sokil of The Reporter wrote that the Pennsylvania Governor's Office awarded the grant for the Madison Lot Redevelopment as part of a statewide $125 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital grant program.
Gov. Tom Corbett has awarded $2.5 million in grant funding for Lansdale Borough’s Madison Lot Redevelopment Project, part of a total $125 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital grant program for Pennsylvania. According to Dan Sokil of The Reporter, the $125 million will go to a total of 54 projects in Pennsylvania, with Lansdale’s project being one of two in Montgomery County. Sokil wrote that Lansdale Parking Authority Chairman and Councilman Dan Dunigan lauded state Rep. Robert Godshall, R-13, with championing the project. The Madison Lot Redevelopment will be by BPG Properties, who owns the property. Its concept plan for the development shows a mix of retail, condos and a parking garage. The property where the Lansdale Beer Tasting …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Despite being prevented by police from protesting in front of the prison, the movement voiced their concerns regarding Governor Corbett’s priorities.
Decarcerate Pennsylvania protested the Graterford Prison expansion on Tuesday, though it was semi-thwarted when members of the Pennsylvania State Police prevented them from walking onto the Graterford complex. The group had initially planned to meet at Perkiomen Valley High School and walk to the prison entrance, but state police prevented them from making the trek citing safety concerns. “We prevented them from obstructing the highway – we did it for their safety,” said a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper. “People are going to start looking at them, and not pay attention to the way they are driving, so it is an issue of safety.” Despite the concerns from police, Decarcerate Pennsylvania member Hakim Ali believes that the police were not …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The protest seeks to raise awareness of the $400 million Graterford Prison expansion at a time when the state is cutting budgets elsewhere.
Members of the Decarcerate Pennsylvania movement will once again take aim at Governor Corbett on Tuesday afternoon, as a planned protest seeks to raise awareness to the $400 million Graterford Prison expansion at a time when state funding for education and health services is on the decline. "Governor Corbett just began construction of two new prisons on the grounds of SCI Graterford in Montgomery County," reads a recent posting on the DecarceratePA Web site. "Meanwhile, Corbett has slashed hundreds of millions of dollars from education, environmental protection, homeowners assistance, and healthcare and mental health services." As previously reported by Patch, the construction project at Graterford will establish two new prison facilities …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
MCCC President Dr. Karen Stout responds to Gov. Corbett's proposed budget cuts on education.
As Pennsylvanians begin contemplating the governor’s budget proposal, at least one question must be front and center in our analysis: How do we reset our funding priorities so that we support, rather than hinder, economic revitalization and workforce development? A study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found that by 2018, the country will need 22 million new workers with post-secondary degrees. The study predicts that we will fall short of this need by at least 3 million degrees—a significant lost economic opportunity for millions of American workers and for our economy. The prime way for our country to move beyond its current economic challenges is to enable our citizens to reach their fullest career …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Corbett's plan includes more than $1 billion in educational cuts
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett unveiled his budget Tuesday afternoon, and though the budget comes in at 3 percent below last year's, the steep cuts in education cannot be ignored. Corbett proposes cutting over $800 million from the public school system, by eliminating more than $250 million in grant money, and slashing $550 million from K-12 public schools. Additionally, state-owned universities will be facing a budget reduction of more than $625 million, which represents more than half of their previous budget. So what does this all mean? While Governor Corbett seems to have achieved his goal of not implementing any new taxes, all he has done is passed the buck to students and Pennsylvania residents. In order for public schools to …