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On June 19, Pennsylvania celebrated the 20-year anniversary of Gov. Tom Ridge signing into law Act 22, which charged charter schools with the responsibility to improve, among others things, pupil learning and teaching pedagogy.
In searching for the broader meaning, I recalled a spring event at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center organized by the Community Resilience Action Network of Erie titled "Fourth Annual Erie County agriculture & Climate Summit: 'The New Normal.
Big Green Screen at Tom Ridge Environmental Center: "Extreme Weather" 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; "Flight of the Butterflies," noon and 4 p.m.
Tom Ridge ushered into law a section to the Pennsylvania workers' Compensation Act that allowed workers' compensation insurance companies to put a seemingly arbitrary time limit on injured workers' benefits.
The first nationwide high-speed network for first responders edged closer to launching this week with the release of individual state plans by AT&T and the First ...
Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. arrives for a Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.
Barack Obama achieved a political victory in 2012 that seemed to defy all odds. His campaign mobilized a coalition of younger Americans, minorities and single ...
"I was never really an outdoorsy person, but I was always interested in nature," said Gale, who plans to publish her research and present her findings this fall at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie, Pa. "We spend a lot of time talking about ...
At Fox News, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge praises the President's opioid commission, writing that it is "a welcome step, and proof that he is dedicated to acting on his promise to the American people.
FirstNet proponents understandably see things differently. Former Pennsylvania Governor and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge called joining the network "one of the most economical and technologically advanced decisions a leader can make.".
Tom Ridge was back at the state Capitol, site of his self-proclaimed favorite occupation in his decades of public service - governor.
Hear what Tennell Atkins says he'll do differently for District 8. Plus, why Senator Don Huffines is excited to head back to Austin for the special session and we go one-on-one with the first Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge. Lone Star ...
Hear what Tennell Atkins says he'll do differently for District 8. Plus, why Senator Don Huffines is excited to head back to Austin for the special session and we go one-on-one with the first Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge. Lone Star ...
In the mid-1990s, an idea had taken root in the minds of some Pennsylvania political leaders and wasn't letting go. Fresh off a failed attempt to create a statewide school vouchers program, Gov.
Tom Ridge and was elected to two full 10-year terms in 2001 and 2011. He also has received recognition during that tenure, including the Donald J. Orlowsky Memorial Award in 2011 for fostering and improving relations between the bench and the bar ...
... political story starts with his bookbag, which is covered with political buttons of national presidential candidates such as Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, George McGovern, Alf Landon and Wendell Wilkie, and local politicos Bob Robbins and Tom Ridge.
Ridge Global was founded by Tom Ridge, former U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security and past Governor of Pennsylvania. Ridge now serves as chairman, while Disparte is CEO.
One man who knows a lot about crossing the aisle is former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, who visited Dallas this week and spoke with NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine.
By Tom Ridge. As the first United States Secretary of Homeland Security, my top priority was and always will be the safety of the American people.
Tom Ridge departed to become former President George W. Bush's Homeland Security director following the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Tom Ridge and state lawmakers nearly two decades ago. Ridge, of Erie, swapped lavish pension increases of 50 percent for state lawmakers and 25 percent for state employees for school-choice tax credits to further his push for education reform.
BEST BET Pollinator Week continues As part of Pollinator Week, Fred Dunn presents "The Flow-Hive, a Revolutionary New Beehive," Tuesday, 3 to 4 p.m.
... Week kicks off with a children's activity, Monday, 11 a.m. to noon, and "Ask a Beekeeper" session, 1 to 2 p.m., a Natural History Museum Tour, 2 to 3 p.m.
The Presque Isle Shuttle makes 14 stops, including the West Erie Plaza. They include Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Sara's Restaurant, Beach 1, Barracks Beach, the old Ranger Station, Water Works, the marina crossover, Perry Monument, the lagoons, ...
Tom Ridge, with henchmen of both parties and union leaders, cursed the pension systems with fat future deficits by boosting checks to themselves and favored constituents while cutting pension funding.
Dick Thornburgh, Tom Ridge, Mark Schweiker, Ed Rendell and Tom Corbett are all former governors of Pennsylvania; all but Rendell are Republicans.
Info: http://bit.ly/1sQkhuU. Tom Ridge Environmental Center: Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 301 Peninsula Drive; observation tower, Presque Isle exhibits, films.
As a former governor and the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, my number one priority will always be the safety and security of our nation, so it is with alarm that I have watched the rise of the opioid epidemic across the ...
Tom Ridge and then exacerbated under Democrat Ed Rendell, who short-changed pension contributions to fund his own pet programs.
Tom Ridge in 2001 triggered a fiscal meltdown that has caused that tax-funded leg of the stool to explode from less than $1 billion in 2010 to $6.4 billion in the next fiscal year.
Tom Ridge in 2001 triggered a fiscal meltdown that has caused that tax-funded leg of the stool to explode from less than $1 billion in 2010 to a projected $6.4 billion in the next fiscal year.
The pension mess was created during an incomprehensible moment of greed under former Republican Gov. Tom Ridge and then exacerbated under Democrat Ed Rendell, who short-changed pension contributions to fund his own pet programs.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives signed off Thursday on a set of pension changes that makes keys changes in benefits for future employees, but does little to address the existing, budget-crushing cost burdens.
A free safe-boating seminar is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie, hosted by the Pennsylvania fish and Boat Commission and state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie.
Twenty years after Gov. Tom Ridge signed Act 148 to upgrade Pennsylvania's statewide radio system, OpenSky is unreliable, state police said, possibly putting their welfare at risk.
Tom Ridge and then exacerbated under Democrat Ed Rendell, who short-changed pension contributions to fund his own pet programs.
According to Discover Lehigh Valley President Michael Stershic, Pennsylvania invested about $44 million in tourism during the administration of Gov.
The Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation announced at the Centre County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday plans to construct a wildlife center at the Gov.
Pennsylvania's pension crisis is a manmade catastrophe dating to a 2001 deal between then-Gov. Tom Ridge and the state legislature to trade lucrative increases in pension benefits for tax breaks for private school tuition scholarships.
Tom Ridge and the state legislature to trade lucrative increases in pension benefits for tax breaks for private school tuition scholarships.
Just over one year ago, we came together as former governors from across the political spectrum to call for the adoption of merit selection of statewide judges and justices to the appellate courts of Pennsylvania: Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth ...
A little spring cleaning is good news for local gardeners visiting the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. In an effort to improve the health and vitality of the native garden at the TREC, gardeners divided many of the plants and offered the extras to the ...
BEST BET "Flight of the Butterflies" premieres See "Flight of the Butterflies," Saturday, noon and 4 p.m., on the Big Green Screen at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive. The Big Green Screen will be open for showings daily. For ...
It's handicap accessible and it features bike racks on the front. It will connect riders from West Erie Plaza to Presque Isle State Park, and make 14 stops at many of Erie's hot spots, like Sara's, Beach 6, Tom Ridge Environmental Center, and Perry ...
Beekeeper Lynn Urban, of the Northwest Pennsylvania beekeepers Association, points out the queen bee in an observational hive set up last summer at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center as part of the Pollinator Week events. [FILE PHOTO JACK ...
Oh, who first won his City Council seat in November 2011, is a proponent of building a business pipeline with South Korea. An attorney, Oh once organized a trade mission to South Korea for then-Governor Tom Ridge, according to the City Council website.
This year NACD launched an online certificate program in cybersecurity, partnering with Carnegie Mellon University and Ridge Global, a cybersecurity firm led by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. "Even for resource-strapped organizations, ...
The VisitErie guide has "fun things to do" including free options like heading to the beaches at Presque Isle State Park or visiting the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Under "arts and culture," you can learn about the free Gallery Night held multiple ...
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on cybersecurity issues to 700 Financial Services professionals at the 2017 American bankers Association (ABA) Stonier Graduate school of Banking program in Philadelphia on ...
June 2: DiscoverE: Butterflies, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kids ages 4 to 8 are invited to the Tom Ridge Environmental Center to hear a story, make a craft and enjoy an activity about butterflies.


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