Despite bipartisan backers, chances of minimum teacher salary raise appear slim

Despite bipartisan backers, chances of minimum teacher salary raise appear slim

A push to raise the state’s minimum teacher salary has become a bipartisan effort, but it appears to not be enough to ensure a key piece of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal will make it into the final version of the spending document.

House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York) said he would be “very surprised” if the plan, which would raise the minimum pay for teachers from $18,500 to $45,000, made the cut in the final version of the budget, which observers expect to be completed in the coming weeks.
Monday, June 10, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week around the Capitol, the House Education Committee approved bills affecting charter schools, legislation that bans abortion for babies based on a Down syndrome diagnosis passed through the House, and legislators pushed to be a leader when it comes to making changes for the state's foster care system. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tweets of the Week - May 13, 2019

Tweets of the Week - May 13, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Thursday, May 16, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
VIDEO: Toohil and others push for legislation to help youths in foster care

VIDEO: Toohil and others push for legislation to help youths in foster care

Rep. Tara Toohil (R-Luzerne) and a handful of her colleagues joined members from the Juvenile Law Center and others to fight for Pennsylvania to become a national model for change by fixing the broken foster care system. 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Final pieces of response to grand jury report on clergy abuse clear House committees

Final pieces of response to grand jury report on clergy abuse clear House committees

Lawmakers on two House committees voted Monday to approve bills aimed at codifying the final two principal recommendations from the landmark grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

It comes just days after the full House voted to approve a two-bill package, authored by Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair), which eliminates the criminal statute of limitations for child sex crimes. Their legislation also raises the age limit for filing a civil suit from age 35 to age 50.
Monday, April 15, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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