Council passes resolution supporting Marsy’s Law

Council passes resolution supporting Marsy’s Law

Philadelphia City Council Thursday passed a resolution supporting the efforts from Harrisburg to pass Marsy’s Law, a change to state code that offers more protection to victims of crime.

The bill passed through the state’s House of Representatives with a wide, bipartisan vote on Monday. Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) has sponsored the Senate’s version, which if passed would go before voters on the November general election ballot.

Thursday, April 11, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Senators aim to update state’s alternative energy portfolio with increased requirements, nuclear power

Senators aim to update state’s alternative energy portfolio with increased requirements, nuclear power

A bipartisan group of senators are hoping their respective bills will put Pennsylvania on the path to an alternative energy-powered future by updating the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards.
 
Senators Art Haywood (D-Montgomery), Tom Killion (R-Delaware) and Steve Santarsiero (D-Bucks) unveiled a bill that would increase the requirement of alternative energy sold in the state under Tier I of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act (AEPS) from 8 percent to 30 percent.
Thursday, April 11, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

From a newly appointed secretary to efforts to reform the state's statute of limitations for child sex abuse all the way to former governors pushing to add nuclear power to the state's alternative energy portfolio. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Wolf announces second year of grants towards Teacher in the Workplace programs

Wolf announces second year of grants towards Teacher in the Workplace programs

Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by teachers to announce $2.6 million in grants for Teacher in the Workplace programs around the commonwealth. This is the second year that Gov. Wolf provided grants for this program. 

The goal is to strengthen the collaboration between educators and businesses to prepare students for the skills that are needed for in-demand jobs.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Freshman Focus: Sen. Maria Collett

Freshman Focus: Sen. Maria Collett

Meet Sen. Maria Collett (D-Montgomery). She decided to run because she wanted to be a fresh voice and bring her district's concerns to Harrisburg. 

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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