Freshman Focus: Rep. Torren Ecker

Freshman Focus: Rep. Torren Ecker

Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams) joined The PLS Reporter for our series "Freshman Focus". Find out what his goals are, why he decided to run and what he likes to do in his spare time.

Thursday, February 7, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Freshman Focus: Rep. Lori Mizgorski

Freshman Focus: Rep. Lori Mizgorski

Meet Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) from the 30th district. Mizgorski says one of her main goals is making sure the budget and spending plan are done on time. 

Find out more about her in The PLS Reporter's series Freshman Focus. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
As Wolf pushes for minimum wage increase, lawmakers hear from skeptics of the proposal

As Wolf pushes for minimum wage increase, lawmakers hear from skeptics of the proposal

At least two researchers believe a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage would ultimately damage the state’s economy, as a House committee launched a series of hearings on the matter Tuesday.

The House Labor and Industry Committee heard from two conservative economists and both underscored their belief that a provision in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 would result in job losses. 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Committee amends, passes deadline extension on senior tax refund program

Committee amends, passes deadline extension on senior tax refund program

Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Finance passed an ordinance Tuesday extending the deadline for low-income senior citizens to apply for a refund or forgiveness of real estate taxes. Residents would now have until March 15 to file this year.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Lawmakers appear optimistic after Wolf's opening budget salvo

Lawmakers appear optimistic after Wolf's opening budget salvo

The surprising consensus Tuesday from both the House and Senate was that members of both parties were positive about the Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address, which Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) stated is "breaking tradition". 

"I think there is a lot there that we can embrace and get behind, at least generically," Corman said. "The governor laid out some priorities that I think we all share." 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
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