A brief history of recent work on agency consolidations

A brief history of recent work on agency consolidations

As the House continues to mull over a suitable revenue package to cover the approved spending plan, two key components of Gov. Wolf’s budget proposal face a similarly tenuous road: the creation of a consolidated Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Department of Criminal Justice (DCJ). 

Thursday, August 24, 2017/Author: Andreas Dienner
Categories: News and Views
Unemployment compensation amnesty program enters third week

Unemployment compensation amnesty program enters third week

The Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) held a series of conference calls Wednesday to discuss the Unemployment Compensation (UC) Amnesty Program, now in its third week.

L&I Executive Deputy Secretary Robert O’Brien—who will be taking over for Sec. Kathy Manderino after she starts her new stint on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board August 1—fielded calls from reporters to discuss the program’s progress and offer insight into who is taking advantage of the opportunity.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017/Author: Andreas Dienner
Categories: News and Views

Feature: Charter school compliance with right to know laws

What to do about Pennsylvania’s charter schools has been thrown into the fore of the Commonwealth’s protracted budget debate as the Public School Code portion of the budget-related bills has drawn concern from both sides of the aisle.

 

As discussions on how, if at all, to reform Pennsylvania’s charter school system take place within the legislature, one area of particular concern that could be resolved in ongoing negotiations is charter school transparency as it applies to Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law.

 

This feature takes a look at the history of Pennsylvania’s charter schools and their transparency compliance issues.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015/Author: Andreas Dienner
Categories: Features
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