Senators demand better agency oversight for pipeline safety

Senators demand better agency oversight for pipeline safety

Lawmakers shared concerns about the lack of regulation for ongoing and future pipeline projects in Pennsylvania during Tuesday’s joint hearing with the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee.


“We have to protect our citizens,” Sen. Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks) said. “Safety is paramount.”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Procedural issue keeps Senate-crafted school voucher bill in committee

Procedural issue keeps Senate-crafted school voucher bill in committee

While the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday seemed to have advanced legislation to establish a school-voucher like program in Pennsylvania aimed at helping to give students in low-achieving schools more school choice options, a late-filed proxy that was not counted in the original vote tally has kept the legislation in committee to be considered at a later date.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Lawmakers begin process of examining gaming expansion proposals, fix to local share assessment

Lawmakers begin process of examining gaming expansion proposals, fix to local share assessment

The House and Senate committees responsible for oversight of gaming-related legislation began the process Tuesday of examining much-discussed proposals to expand gaming in Pennsylvania and also fix the local share assessment paid by brick-and-mortar casinos to host municipalities that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found unconstitutional last year.

 

Tuesday’s joint hearing kicks off the start of considering comprehensive changes to Pennsylvania’s Gaming Act that are under significant time constraints.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate Education Committee advances bill to subject teacher sick days, bereavement leave, and sabbatical leave to collective bargaining

Senate Education Committee advances bill to subject teacher sick days, bereavement leave, and sabbatical leave to collective bargaining

The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would remove the statutory provisions establishing in law the minimum amount of paid sick days, bereavement leave, and sabbatical leave to be granted to public school teachers and would instead subject such benefits to collective bargaining between each individual school district and teachers.

 

While the bill—Senate Bill 229—did advance to the full Senate for consideration, it did so with bipartisan opposition.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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