A LOOK BACK with Sen. Edwin Erickson (R-Delaware)

A LOOK BACK with Sen. Edwin Erickson (R-Delaware)

Sen. Edwin Erickson (R-Delaware) sat down with The PLS Reporter at his district office in Drexel Hill to discuss his time in the legislature, his greatest accomplishments, and his plans to stay busy during retirement. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: A Look Back

Debate continues on possible impact of EPA’s proposed carbon emissions standards

Earlier this year, the US Environmental Protection Agency released an initial proposal that would require states to lower their carbon emissions 30 percent by the year 2030 in the interests of reducing greenhouse gases and combating global warming. Many in traditional energy markets—especially the coal industry—are worried this requirement will put them out of business and drive up energy costs.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

JOBS1st summit talks innovation in connecting employers and job seekers

Monday kicked off Pennsylvania’s JOBS1st summit, a key gathering of policymakers, business officials, educators, and other employers to discuss ways to better connect both the current and future workforces with a newly developing job market.

The two-day summit, which concludes Tuesday, is being held in Pittsburgh and has been hailed as a mechanism for those involved in workforce development to discuss challenges and opportunities, as well as share best practices and identify ways in which both the public and private sectors can collaborate to align education and training with needed workforce areas.

Monday, August 25, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Keeping up with the neighbors: DE, OH, WV

A look at state government news across the region

Delaware lawmakers return to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, Ohio grapples with Common Core, and West Virginia's reserve fund rates high.

Monday, August 25, 2014/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views

Report: Pennsylvania has work to do on cancer public policy

A report released Thursday by the American Cancer Society shows Pennsylvania’s cancer-related public policy is lagging behind.

The report, How Do You Measure up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, shows Pennsylvania is falling well short on four of the twelve key public policy points the American Cancer Society considers crucial to winning the fight against cancer.

Thursday, August 21, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Tags: cancer