Phillips-Hill's legislation finds ways for students to learn even when schools close

Phillips-Hill's legislation finds ways for students to learn even when schools close

Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York)  joined The PLS Reporter to talk about her legislation, Senate Bill 440, which would allow school districts to apply with the states Education Department to use up to five flexible instructional days if school is cancelled. 

These five days would allow students to receive instruction through alternative ways including online, handouts or even skype lessons. This would ensure that on snow days or other times that would schools would need to close, students and schools could stay on track with their days.  

Tuesday, April 2, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Five bills to watch for the week of March 25

Five bills to watch for the week of March 25

We get it—session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From voting machines to natural gas drilling, here are five bills to watch for the week of March 25.
Monday, March 25, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Freshman Focus: Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill

Freshman Focus: Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill

Sen. Kristin Phillips Hill (R-York) joined The PLS Reporter for her second time as a freshman lawmaker. Phillips-Hill moved from the House to the Senate following November's elections and she is excited to bring her experience to a larger group of constituents. 

Find out more about Phillips-Hill in her Freshman Focus interview. 

Friday, February 1, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
By the numbers, women are gaining in the General Assembly. They hope their issues follow.

By the numbers, women are gaining in the General Assembly. They hope their issues follow.

A banner year for women in government moved Pennsylvania up five places for female representation in state legislative bodies.

The increase was among the biggest in all 50 states. Only four states saw a bigger percent increase in their women’s caucus, while only two, including New Hampshire and its 400-plus member legislative body, elected more new women.

Altogether, the House and Senate added 14 new women, per numbers from Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics.

State female politicos greeted the news with a mix of excitement for the gains and resolve, for Pennsylvania still sat in the bottom half for female representation, moving from 39th to 34th highest.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Phillips-Hill makes history with Senate seat

VIDEO: Phillips-Hill makes history with Senate seat

Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) spoke with The PLS Reporter Thursday morning about taking on her new role as a state senator. 

This will be the first time that the 28th District will have a woman in their Senate seat and Phillips-Hill said she is humbled by the support she has received and ready to take on her new position. 
Thursday, November 8, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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