When Pennsylvania’s legislature reconvenes in two weeks, pension overhaul, transportation funding and liquor privatization loom as headline grabbers, and charter schools could provide another flashpoint as lawmakers examine issues from funding to transparency.

Two recent hot-button developments provide a backdrop: an 11-count indictment against Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School’s chief executive and his accountant; and a state auditor general’s report that accused the Chester Community Charter School, Pennsylvania’s biggest brick-and-mortar charter, of “significant noncompliance.”

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