Optimism in supply in capitol even if budget details are short

Optimism in supply in capitol even if budget details are short

With the start of June, a wave of advocates has descended on Harrisburg to make their pitch for funding, from programs for people with disabilities to school safety.

Some of those priorities are bipartisan. Others shade to one party or another. But while no exact numbers or funding plans are out just yet, that doesn’t mean work isn’t getting done.

Friday, June 8, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Pennsylvania federal and state lawmakers promote school safety agendas

Pennsylvania federal and state lawmakers promote school safety agendas

Surrounded by a gauntlet of metal detectors, dogs and guards toting machine guns, Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11th District) knows he’s well protected in the nation's Capitol Building.

But looking out to the nation’s schools — which recently have been the site of gruesome mass shootings drawing a gamut of emotions from sadness to fear to outrage — Barletta sees far fewer resources, and it makes him think.

Friday, June 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Inspired by Colorado, Pennsylvania looks at anonymous school violence tip line

Inspired by Colorado, Pennsylvania looks at anonymous school violence tip line

From rural Texas to suburban Florida, the rash of school shootings in 2018 has brought increasing safety to the front of lawmakers’ minds.

But in the wake of the progenitor of the modern mass school shooting — Columbine — one state implemented a seemingly effective response that Pennsylvania is now trying to take up.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Brown's bill calls for metal detectors and police officers in all PA schools

Rep. Brown's bill calls for metal detectors and police officers in all PA schools

The PLS Reporter joined Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe) in her office to find out more about her school safety legislation, House Bill 2163. 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Scarnati focuses on redistricting, safe schools and budget at Press Club luncheon

Scarnati focuses on redistricting, safe schools and budget at Press Club luncheon

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) was the featured guest at this month’s Press Club Luncheon. During his formal remarks Sen. Scarnati highlighted three key issues: redistricting, safe schools and the state budget, while also commenting on open primaries, regulatory reform, the natural gas industry and more.
Monday, May 21, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
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