PLBC holds an education funding hearing, city tourism board steps up in wake of potential government shutdown

    TGIF! Good morning, Feeders, and welcome to the end of the week. We’re bringing you the latest from the region, including more on a government shutdown and education rallies.


    The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus will hold the first of four hearings today on state education funding. Tom MacDonald will be on hand at the University of Pennsylvania, where educators and education advocates will testify.

    Susan Philips is out to talk to people about their perceptions on various energy sources. What do people think of nuclear energy vs. gas, and do those who live near energy sources see things differently?

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    Is Atlantic City catching up with other resort towns, or is the push for less oversight at casinos a way to bring in tourists and money? Shai Ben-Yaacov will talk to experts about new casino regulations.

    We heard yesterday about some of the ways a government shutdown would impact Philadelphia. Lizz Fiedler will speak with more government agencies today to determine how much adjustment is necessary.

    In Delaware, Bill Cook is keeping an eye on the civil union legislation that’s slowly making its way through the legislature.

    Peter Crimmins is already out and about this morning. He’s at the Chemical Heritage Foundation for what’s sure to be a very scientific video project some high school students are working on.

    The PennVention is an event at which students can display their inventions and get advice — and maybe even some funding — about their projects. Carolyn Beeler will check out some of the submissions, like a wireless charger.

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