Local News 6-11-13

Potential Education Cuts Spark Debate

Faced with another budget proposal that keeps public education spending down, education advocates say it’s time for lawmakers to make a commitment to kids in the state. They say nearly two billion dollars in cuts in the past two years has taken a toll on schools and communities. Executive director of Education Voters of Pennsylvania Susan Gobreski says the situation should act as a call to action for lawmakers.

Critics also point to Governor Tom Corbett’s budget proposal calling for restoring only 90 million dollars of those cuts. 

Severe Weather Skirts Region

Most of our area avoided the severe weather striking much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast yesterday. A tornado watch stretched across south-central Pennsylvania yesterday, including Dauphin, Cumberland, Lebanon, Lancaster and York counties. Heavy rains in the Philadelphia region caused flash flooding in some locations as well. A chance of rain lingers today and tomorrow with steady rain in the forecast for Thursday.