Commonwealth Court rules against last challenge, letting school funding suit to advance

Commonwealth Court rules against last challenge, letting school funding suit to advance

A lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s school funding advanced once again over the objection of state lawmakers.

First filed in 2014, the state Supreme Court ordered the Commonwealth Court to hear the case in fall 2017. Despite challenges from both Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), the court denied preliminary objections in May 2018.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
In Pittsburgh, House Transportation Committee hears testimony on public transit

In Pittsburgh, House Transportation Committee hears testimony on public transit

The House Transportation Committee met at the John Heinz History center to hear about the state of transportation in Western Pennsylvania Tuesday afternoon.

 Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia), chairman of the committee, said that the committee's goal was to get to different parts of the commonwealth to gain perspective on the state of mass transportation and understand what the industry needs the most.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Berks County Detention Center receives mixed reviews after legislative visit; PA residents still hope to shut it down

Berks County Detention Center receives mixed reviews after legislative visit; PA residents still hope to shut it down

Earlier this summer Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) and Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) took a tour of the Berks County Detention Center. The center is one of three family detention centers in the country but multiple legislators and advocacy groups are hoping to shut it down. 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Wolf agrees to debate Wagner at Chamber event

Wolf agrees to debate Wagner at Chamber event

What is “the governorship of Pennsylvania?”

That will be the question at stake Oct. 1, as Jeopardy host Alex Trebek moderates the first confirmed debate in the governor’s race between incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger and former York County State Senator Scott Wagner in Hershey.

Monday, August 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Wolf Administration hosts press conference to detail new apprenticeship programs throughout the state

Wolf Administration hosts press conference to detail new apprenticeship programs throughout the state

On Monday afternoon Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin provided an update on how the Wolf Administration is strengthening workforce development in Pennsylvania by expanding apprenticeship programs throughout the commonwealth.
Monday, August 20, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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