Students’ vaccinations levels rising in Pennsylvania

Students’ vaccinations levels rising in Pennsylvania

While national debate has increased over the necessity and safety over childhood vaccinations, trends show more students are entering Pennsylvania schools with all their required shots than previous years.

According to Department of Health surveys, a higher percentage of students in public and private schools in the 2017-18 school year had their MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), hepatitis B, and varicella immunizations than those in 2014-15. The number and percentage of students admitted provisionally dropped substantially.

Monday, July 1, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Allegheny County Health Department and U.S. Steel reach settlement for enforcement order

Allegheny County Health Department and U.S. Steel reach settlement for enforcement order

The Allegheny County Health Department reached a $2.7 million draft agreement regarding the 2018 enforcement order levied against U.S. Steel on Friday.

While there are aspects of the agreement that still need to be finalized, the $2 million U.S. Steel has agreed to pay will cover fines handed down due to violations during the Christmas Eve fire. A majority of the money will go towards benefiting the communities impacted by the pollution.

Monday, July 1, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Right 2 Know Episode 13: Budget recap

Right 2 Know Episode 13: Budget recap

This is how the budget ends, not with a bang but with Andrew and Justin discussing the finer points of the $33.9 billion spending plan. We break down where the legislative debate heads from here (minimum wage anyone?), the meteoric rise of Sen. Katie Muth and what is on the menu for our 4th of July cookouts. Like what you hear? Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
Monday, July 1, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf signs PA Farm Bill

Gov. Wolf signs PA Farm Bill

Gov. Tom Wolf joined legislators, advocates and students to sign the Pennsylvania Farm Bill. 

This bill will give $23.1 million to the agriculture industry  to help develop more resources for agriculture business development and succession planning, increase opportunities for the agriculture workforce, remove regulatory burdens, make more processing capabilities, increase market opportunities, and protect agriculture infrastructure. 

 

Monday, July 1, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Wolf signs Pennsylvania GI Bill in effort to boost National Guard re-enlistment

Wolf signs Pennsylvania GI Bill in effort to boost National Guard re-enlistment

Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Monday an initiative to allow families of National Guard members to earn free college in-state provided a member re-enlists for a second tour of duty, a program that is designed to retain guardsmen at a time when they are being increasingly called into duty.

Flanked by legislators, dozens of guardsmen and their families, Wolf put pen to paper on the bill, which advocates tout as the first of its kind in the nation. Wolf said in remarks that Minnesota has a similar program but it is designed only for spouses, while in Pennsylvania children and other family could earn up to five years of tuition at a State System or State-Related school.
Monday, July 1, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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