School District talks budget with City Council, agencies produce different numbers on shale taxing

    Happy dance-in day, Feeders! Schools around Philadelphia and the nation will join Beyonce in her effort to help promote First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative by dancing at the same time.

    We’ve got some hard news coverage for you too, including school budgets and license revocations.

    Tom MacDonald is a busy guy today. He was at this morning’s endorsement of Mayor Michael Nutter by Local 1199c. He’s also covering the School District of Philadelphia hearing with City Council.

    The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has released its evaluation of Marcellus Shale taxes. They don’t add up to other recent reports, so Susan Philips will have an analysis for us.

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    Did you know you can get free music with your library card? Peter Crimmins will tell us about Freegal, a service provided by the Free Library of Philadelphia that allows cardholders to download music. It’s free and it’s legal, hence the name.

    Phil Gregory will bring us the need-to-know information from the New Jersey budget hearings.

    Don’t think we forgot about the pine beetles. Due to yesterday’s extensive coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden, we switched up our news chase. Carolyn Beeler will have details for us today about the New Jersey Pinelands are affected by these bugs.

    Carolyn is also en route to Quadrangle. Three nursing home workers were arrested there last month for assault and neglect of patients at the Delaware County facility. Carolyn will have the latest on the facility’s license revocation and what it means for residents of the upscale home.

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