Sunday, February 10, 2013
Gov. Tom Corbett's 2013-14 budget ties sale of state liquor system to a $1 billion grant for school safety, early education programs, individualized learning and science/math programs.
Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed 2013-14 budget, which he presented Feb. 5, contains an interesting cocktail that mixes the sale of the state's liquor system with funding of a public schools grant. Under his proposal, $1 billion obtained by the proposed privatization of the state's liquor sales would be used to create the Passport for Learning Block Grant that would focus on school safety; enhanced early education programs; individualized learning; and science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses and programs. The $1 billion in revenue to fund that grant will come from the three- to four-year process of selling the Liquor Control Board: $575 million from the wholesale license process, $224 million from the Wine and Spirits retail …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
“Our plan gives consumers what they want by increasing choice and convenience, and helps to secure our future by adding $1 billion in funding toward the education of our
children, without raising any taxes,” the governor said Wednesday.
Gov. Tom Corbett, joined by Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny County, on Wednesday announced his plan to privatize the liquor system in Pennsylvania and committed $1 billion in proceeds from the process to education funding. Corbett said the $1 billion will be used to create the Passport for Learning Block Grant, which will provide flexibility to schools, allowing our public schools, instead of Harrisburg, to decide what their students need. The grant will focus on four priority areas: school safety, enhanced early education programs, individualized learning and science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses and programs. “Our proposal is part of my commitment to changing Harrisburg, streamlining government and moving Pennsylvania …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Moon Plaza grocery store will soon expand its offerings, now that it's obtained a license permitting limited liquor sales.
Giant Eagle plans to expand its Moon Township location with a cafe that will include beer and wine on the menu. The Moon Township Board of Supervisors on Monday night approved a restaurant liquor license for the University Boulevard store, said Moon communications director Alexis Sargeant. In addition to the cafe, which will feature indoor and outdoor seating, the grocery chain will expand the store's prepared foods, deli and bakery sections. Sargeant said the expansion will add 50 new jobs to the Moon Township location. The cafe's menu will feature premium and craft beers alongside other food items. "There will be a two-beer limit per person," Sargeant said of cafe. "It will be more like how the (Robinson Township) Market District is…