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- “Gas prices begin to creep up again; may hit $4 a gallon as early as spring” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- This correction notice appears in today’s Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era today: “CORRECTIONS/ CLARIFICATIONS Hempfield School District expects to have expenditures next school year of $103.8 million and revenues of $98.4 million. While the difference is $5.4 million, the district faces a budget shortfall of $4.4 million because the expenditure side of the budget includes an extra $1 million for unplanned expenditures. The shortfall was mentioned in a story in Wednesday’s editions. [Budget Crunch: “Hempfield School District is looking at a $4.4 million shortfall in its 2012-13 operating budget.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era]
- You can hide stuff; but you can not hide stuff forever! “Penn St. memos show funding fears, secrecy effort” – York Dispatch
- Penn State “may have a new football coach” – Altoona Mirror - Neil Rudel’s column says “It may be a reach.” – Altoona Mirror – Not everyone’ happy with choice – Blue and White Illustrated
- “Hundreds of patients have been languishing for months or even years in New York City hospitals, despite being well enough to be sent home or to nursing centers for less-expensive care, because they are illegal immigrants or lack sufficient insurance or appropriate housing.” - New York Times
- State representative, former state trooper and former fire truck driver respond in “letters to the editors” published in today’s Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- “The (York School District) figure is preliminary and would be the maximum the district could pass by using exceptions from the state to go well over their 2.7 percent cap. But it’s at least down in black-and-white, as the board unanimously approved a preliminary budget Wednesday that included a proposed mill rate hike from 31.0778 to 36.3943 mills. And that might be the good news. Even with the revenue from a 17 percent hike, the budget still includes a $14.5 million deficit Read the rest of this entry »