Mackenzie’s CareerBound bill voted out of committee

Mackenzie’s CareerBound bill voted out of committee

Pennsylvania could soon have a series of workforce development programs in place to better educate students about opportunities in trade and technical careers. In the same week that a bipartisan workforce development bill package was reported out of committee and scheduled for a vote on the House floor, so too was a bill that would establish school-to-work pilot programs designed to educate students about workforce opportunities.
 
The bill sponsored by Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh) — HB 425 — would establish the CareerBound program, a program which would help workforce development boards, schools and businesses develop school-to-work programs that would expose students to career and technical opportunities in high-priority occupations. The bill was successfully reported out of the House Labor and Industry Committee Wednesday, and will now await a potential House floor vote. 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Two years on, lawmakers review impact of Uber, Lyft on Pennsylvania

Two years on, lawmakers review impact of Uber, Lyft on Pennsylvania

An audit of ride share operations in Pennsylvania is in the works from the Public Utility Commission, a commission official revealed during a hearing Thursday.

“I have it on my desk to initiate the audit,” John Herzog, deputy chief counsel, said.

Thursday, June 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Redistricting advocates’ strategy? Keep feeding ‘em bills

Redistricting advocates’ strategy? Keep feeding ‘em bills

Despite a last minute gut-and-replace maneuver last week, redistricting advocates have not given up the fight to pass a redistricting bill through the House by its self-imposed June 30 deadline.

In fact, they’ve even settled on a new strategy — namely, a flood of legislation all heading for Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and the State Government Committee, which so recently gutted and rewrote the House’s prime redistricting bill without any outside input.

Friday, April 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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