DOS defends voting machine re-examination after advocates raise security concerns

DOS defends voting machine re-examination after advocates raise security concerns

The Pennsylvania Department of State is doubling down on its re-examination of a voting machine that election security advocates say is vulnerable to tampering. 

The department recently conducted a re-examination of the ES&S ExpressVote XL, a touch-screen voting machine that produces a voter-verifiable paper record, after three election security advocacy groups petitioned the state to take another look at what they labeled as “deficiencies” in the machine.
Thursday, September 5, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Study considering later start times for PA high schools

Study considering later start times for PA high schools

With the 2019-20 school year underway, some families face a familiar battle: waking up teens for early school day starts. A study commissioned by the state Senate could bring an armistice for high schoolers who dread those early alarms.
 
The Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission is currently investigating whether students would benefit from later start times at secondary schools. The study was launched by Senate Resolution 417, which passed last fall.
Thursday, September 5, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Supporters and skeptics gear up for Marsy's Law vote in November

Supporters and skeptics gear up for Marsy's Law vote in November

November is set to bring fall colors, a cold snap or two and something Pennsylvania has not seen for many years--a contentious ballot initiative, as victims’ rights advocates look to enshrine Marsy’s Law into the state constitution.

 

The second consecutive session of passage for the proposal means it will now be up to voters to approve in November whether to constitutionally ensure crime victims are notified of court proceedings, are able to attend key hearings and generally treat the rights of victims as equal to those of defendants.

Thursday, September 5, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: McCarter calls for new advisory board to oversee cyber charter school funding

VIDEO: McCarter calls for new advisory board to oversee cyber charter school funding

Rep. Steve McCarter (D-Montgomery), a former school teacher, has always been involved in education issues in Pennsylvania. He is working on legislation that would establish a Cyber Charter School Advisory Commission to review and make recommendations concerning cyber charter school funding.
Thursday, September 5, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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