Corbett makes change to school tax process, Camden reopens park amid budget cuts

    Good morning, Feeders! Let’s slide into the holiday weekend with some budget coverage, shall we?

    Today brings budget protests and reactions from both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mara Zepeda is headed to a noon rally on Broad Street, while Monika Zaleska takes a closer look at Corbett’s change to school tax implementation.

     

    Camden is reopening a park today, but the city didn’t fare so well in Christie’s budget cuts. Lizz Fiedler is heading over there to see what’s what.

    Phil Gregory is taking a harder look at how the New Jersey budget will affect funding to the arts, Medicaid and CHIP.

    Historical events are colliding today in Philly. As the city continues its July 4th celebration, Civil War re-enactors are carrying out another piece of history at Franklin Square. Peter Crimmins will make the connection.

    First Friday is upon us once again, but things got a bit heated last month between some of the vendors and gallery owners. Peter will be out in Old City this evening to see if common ground has been found.

    License extensions for the Salem 1 and 2 nuclear reactors have been granted for an additional 20 years. Carolyn Beeler will bring us the story behind the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision.

    There’s a tick-borne illness on the rise in parts of New Jersey that many people don’t know about. Carolyn’s been doing some research, and will have more information for us on what to look our for.

    Nothing like a visit from the president to spark an impromptu celebration. Mt. Airy residents had a bit of a parade last night as the Obama motorcade came through.

    After a year of recovery, Thomas the Turtle was released back into the wild (of Roxborough) Wednesday. We’ve got the story on Thomas’ stay at the Schuylkill Center’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic and his celebrated release.

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