Campaign for Fair Education Funding calls on legislators to improve Pennsylvania education

Campaign for Fair Education Funding calls on legislators to improve Pennsylvania education

The executive director of the education law center, Deborah Gordan Klehr, spoke at a press conference Tuesday afternoon where she and other education advocates called on the General Assembly to make education and its related state funding a priority in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Sen. Mensch discusses PA Prostate Cancer Task Force report

Sen. Mensch discusses PA Prostate Cancer Task Force report

Sen. Bob Mensch (R-Montgomery)-the author of the legislation that authorized the prostate cancer task force, SB609/Act 66 of 2015 was joined by Jay Williams, the chairman of the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition. 

They held a press conference Tuesday morning where they asked the General Assembly to include recommendations from this report in the 2017-2018 state budget and to warn about the danger of prostate cancer.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Attorney General Shapiro kicks off Consumer Protection Week in Pittsburgh

Attorney General Josh Shapiro launched Consumer Protection Week in Pittsburgh today by hosting a forum featuring three western Pennsylvania residents who were victimized by scams- but received restitution with the help of the Office’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP).

“It’s my job to keep Pennsylvanians safe,” said Attorney General Shapiro. “Whether it’s at the street corner, whether it’s in a board room or whether it’s on the other end of a phone line, we take that job very seriously and protecting consumers is chief among them.”

Monday, March 6, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
AG DePasquale believes regulating and taxing marijuana in Pennsylvania could help reach the $3 billion budget deficit

AG DePasquale believes regulating and taxing marijuana in Pennsylvania could help reach the $3 billion budget deficit

At a press conference Monday morning, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale discussed the benefits that would come from regulating and taxing marijuana in Pennsylvania. 

He estimates that Pennsylvania could gain around $200 million, and believes that would be a recurring number. 
Monday, March 6, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Capitol behind the scenes- Senate Session Room

Capitol behind the scenes- Senate Session Room

Go behind the scenes with The PLS Reporter and Jason Wilson from the Capitol Preservation Committee to find out interesting facts about the Capitol. 

In this installment, we find out a little bit about the paintings and design in the Senate Session Room.

Monday, March 6, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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