Author Archives: Ed Mahon

About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.

More on Tom Wolf’s charter school proposals

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf’s “Fresh Start” plan cites a state auditor general’s report that estimated that taxpayers could save $365 million per year by changing the funding formula for brick-and-mortar and cyber charter schools. The 2012 report, done under … Continue reading

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Pa. governor’s race: More from supporters and outside experts on Gov. Tom Corbett

I’ve got a story that will  be post soon, looking at Gov. Tom Corbett’s time in office so far, his poll numbers and his strategy ahead of the Nov. 4 election against Democrat Tom Wolf. I talked to several supporters … Continue reading

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Republican York County Commissioner Steve Chronister plans to vote for Democrat Tom Wolf

We’ve written before about York County Republicans who are fans of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf. You can add one more to the list: Steve Chronister, a Republican and president of York County’s Board of Commissioners,  said he plans to … Continue reading

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Do it yourself data: How to compare education employment statistics

In case, you haven’t heard, my job title has  changed a little bit at the YDR. I’m now the gubernatorial campaign/data reporter, and Flint McColgan has taken over covering county government and a bunch of local political stuff. I’ve been … Continue reading

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The docs: What the state counts for its public school funding chart.

You may have seen this chart from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. I asked department spokesman Tim Eller for the line items that account for it. Here’s what he provided. 2008 09 to 2014 15 State Support of Public Schools … Continue reading

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Read Tom Wolf’s open letters to Gov. Tom Corbett, state lawmakers

After the jump, read Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf’s open letter to Gov. Tom Corbett, state lawmakers:

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How much has Ernie Merisotis raised for his state House campaign?

Here’s a look at the campaign finance reports for Ernie Merisotis, who is running in the 93rd state House race:

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How much has state Rep. Seth Grove raised for his campaign?

Here’s a look at the latest campaign finance report for state Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township:   Seth Grove (PDF) Seth Grove (Text)

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Tom Wolf’s campaign spent more than $6 million from April 1 through Monday

Tom Wolf’s gubernatorial campaign spent more than $6 million from April 1 through Monday, according to the latest campaign finance report. Wolf is one of four Democratic candidates for governor.

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How much has the campaign for Leroy Wentz raised?

Here’s a look at the latest campaign finance report for Leroy Wentz, who’s seeking the GOP nomination for the 169th state House seat. Freinds of Leroy Wentz Finance Report (PDF) Freinds of Leroy Wentz Finance Report (Text)  

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