Gov. Wolf praises Western Pennsylvania school leaders and students for increased achievement

Gov. Wolf praises Western Pennsylvania school leaders and students for increased achievement

Governor Tom Wolf joined Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, senators and advocates to praise Pennsylvania school leaders and students after Western Pennsylvania schools ranked among the highest in the nation for increased achievement on 2017 Advanced Placement exams.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Education Savings Account bill put on hold in advance of anticipated committee personnel change

Education Savings Account bill put on hold in advance of anticipated committee personnel change

With the Senate Education Committee expecting a change in membership, the committee declined to take up a previously scheduled vote on Senate Bill 2 Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Rep. Frankel announces PA Agenda for Women's Health plan

Rep. Frankel announces PA Agenda for Women's Health plan

Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) announced the PA Agenda for Women's Health at a press conference Tuesday morning. 

This agenda advances three main goals to help enhance the health and well-being of women. These goals are safety & dignity, economic security and access to health services across the life span. 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Senate advances compromise bill on UC funding “exit ramp” bill

Senate advances compromise bill on UC funding “exit ramp” bill

The Senate took the step Monday of advancing recently House-passed legislation that would provide an “exit ramp” for the end of state funding for unemployment compensation system technology upgrades.

 

The bill, House Bill 1915, is sponsored by House Labor and Industry Committee Majority Chairman Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) and represents a compromise between House and Senate Republicans and Democrats that provides an exit strategy for the state to get out of funding technology upgrades while still ensuring enough funding to complete the ongoing project.

Monday, December 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Lawmakers push for package of bills aimed at curbing sexual harassment and assault

Lawmakers push for package of bills aimed at curbing sexual harassment and assault

A dozen lawmakers from both the House and the Senate representing both sides of the political aisle held a press conference Monday in a push to see movement on a package of bills they believe will curb sexual harassment and assault both within and outside the halls of the state Capitol.

Monday, December 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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