Senators question the necessity of the state system of higher education

Senators question the necessity of the state system of higher education

The majority of the Senate Appropriations Committee expressed concerns about the effectiveness of the state system of higher education during Thursday’s budget hearing.


Sen. Bob Mensch (R-Montgomery), Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York), Sen. John Eichelberger (R- Blair), and Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) were the most vocal about their criticism.


The main issues, according to senators, are low enrollment and the system’s lack of self-sufficiency.


Thursday, February 22, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Drunk drivers may face higher fees beginning January 11th

Drunk drivers may face higher fees beginning January 11th

Sen. John Rafferty (R-Chester) has sponsored a handful of bills to get drunk drivers off the road. Starting today, January 11th, drivers are still able to refuse a blood-alcohol test when pulled over by police, but if they are convicted and lose their license they will have to pay a high restoration fee to get it back, costing them up to two thousand dollars.

Thursday, January 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Bills give more flexibility to some parking authorities

Bills give more flexibility to some parking authorities

Two Senate bills seeking to provide more flexibility to some of Pennsylvania’s local parking authorities moved closer to the conclusion of their legislative process Wednesday as they were unanimously approved the House Local Government Committee.

 

The first bill, Senate Bill 252 by Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny), seeks to provide the Pittsburgh Parking Authority with the ability to enter into private agreements for the lease or license of parking spaces and develop, operate, and/or finance mixed-use projects.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Lawmakers to introduce zero-based budgeting legislation

Lawmakers to introduce zero-based budgeting legislation

Six “reform-minded” Republican state senators earlier this week declared their intent to introduce legislation that would require state agencies to engage in zero-based budgeting, essentially requiring them to build their budgets from zero dollars as a means to justify expenses.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Press Conference Overview- September 19, 2017

Press Conference Overview- September 19, 2017

Watch an overview of some of the press events held at the Capitol Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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