VIDEO: Costa shows support for Shale tax to fund education

VIDEO: Costa shows support for Shale tax to fund education

Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa was joined by democratic leaders and other democratic lawmakers to highlight and push legislation that would create a new $1 billion natural gas extraction tax for education in Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll

House hearing starts look at ways to increase career and technical education opportunities

A select subcommittee of the House Education Committee held its first hearing Tuesday examining how to increase K-12 career and technical education opportunities.

The Select Subcommittee on Career and Technical Education was formed by House Resolution 102 with bipartisan support in early March and is chaired by Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Rep. Patrick Harkins (D-Erie).

Tuesday, April 28, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf, Republicans finalize budget work groups at Tuesday meeting

Gov. Wolf, Republicans finalize budget work groups at Tuesday meeting

House and Senate Republican leaders met with Gov. Tom Wolf for the second straight week Tuesday and finalized the working groups that will be dealing with the budget and component ancillary issues.

“It’s part of our continued meetings with the governor to discuss process and I think we now have a process in place with working groups that will begin budget-related conversations this week,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) following Tuesday’s meeting.

“We’ve got a revenue work group, a liquor [work group], education, and pensions,” he said. “I think everything is ready to go on that."

Tuesday, April 21, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Focus narrowing for Basic Education Funding Commission

Thursday, the Basic Education Funding Commission held its seventh hearing aimed to help in its mission to provide the legislature with a new basic education funding formula for consideration.

According to Commission Co-Chairman Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), the focus of the commission is starting to narrow to common themes of concerns expressed at the hearings. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Gov. Corbett signs Philly cigarette tax authorization bill

VIDEO: Gov. Corbett signs Philly cigarette tax authorization bill

During the bill signing of HB 1177, Gov. Tom Corbett offered some remarks about how this legislation will impact the students of the Philadelphia school district. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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