Sen. Hughes continues to seek funds for school repairs

Sen. Hughes continues to seek funds for school repairs

As the Philadelphia School District plans to commit $500 million towards removing asbestos and other repairs in buildings districtwide, they’ve received promises of additional support from a rapper with connections and a legislator with plans.
 
Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) introduced two spending bills in June to offer emergency funding to school district looking to repair buildings. Recently, he’s mentioned plans to reintroduce Senate Bill 1276 from last session that created a $6 billion fund for renovations, bankrolled by taxes on shale gas production. 
Monday, December 2, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Senate bill looking to offer more student debt relief

Senate bill looking to offer more student debt relief

Pennsylvanians live with some of the highest amounts of student loan debt in America. A bill in the Senate could help reduce that burden.
 
Senate Bill 400, introduced by Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia), seeks comprehensive student loan reform for consumers. Titled the Higher Education Loan Protection Act, it requires more transparency in costs, more regulations for lenders, and offers more involvement from employers with assistance and tax credits. 
Thursday, August 1, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Legislators join to announce new funding to curb violence in schools and communities

Legislators join to announce new funding to curb violence in schools and communities

On Friday afternoon a handful of House and Senate legislators joined to announce funding to address community and school violence.
Friday, June 22, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: 3 under 3!

VIDEO: 3 under 3!

Take a look at this week's video summary of three events from the week in under three minutes.

Friday, May 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Senators question the necessity of the state system of higher education

Senators question the necessity of the state system of higher education

The majority of the Senate Appropriations Committee expressed concerns about the effectiveness of the state system of higher education during Thursday’s budget hearing.


Sen. Bob Mensch (R-Montgomery), Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York), Sen. John Eichelberger (R- Blair), and Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) were the most vocal about their criticism.


The main issues, according to senators, are low enrollment and the system’s lack of self-sufficiency.


Thursday, February 22, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
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