Petitions calling for a ban on fracking delivered to Wolf

Petitions calling for a ban on fracking delivered to Wolf

On Friday afternoon, Deputy Director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Tracy Carluccio, joined other supporters in the Capitol to deliver petitions to Gov. Tom Wolf and ask him to vote at the Delaware River Basin Commission for a permanent ban on fracking and its activities. 

There were over 90,000 petitions delivered to the governor and the vote is expected to come up in the next few months. 

Friday, December 7, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tweets of the Week - December 3, 2018

Tweets of the Week - December 3, 2018

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, December 7, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Case hoping to overhaul state school funding stystem set for trial in 2020

Case hoping to overhaul state school funding stystem set for trial in 2020

A lawsuit that could overturn Pennsylvania’s school funding is tentatively scheduled to go to trial in summer 2020.

The suit, filed by six Pennsylvania families, six school districts, the NAACP and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools claims that the commonwealth’s current school funding system violates a state constitutional guarantee to an education.

Friday, December 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Allegheny County Council unanimously passes 2019 budget

Allegheny County Council unanimously passes 2019 budget

Allegheny County Council approved County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s roughly $1 billion dollar operating plan by a 13-0 vote Tuesday night.

The plan includes a $932 million operating budget, $111 million for the capital budget, and an additional $1 billion grants budget. This is an almost 3 percent increase from the 2018 budget of $905.7 million. In his initial proposal, Fitzgerald insisted every dollar requested would go toward preparing the county for disaster and investing in the future.

Thursday, December 6, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Philadelphia City Council passes fair work week bill

Philadelphia City Council passes fair work week bill

Philadelphia City Council passed a bill Thursday mandating employers in certain industries provide more stable work schedules and lead time in altering them. The vote was 14-3, along party lines.

Introduced by Councilwoman Helen Gym (D-At Large), the bill brought crowds that filled both levels of the chamber’s viewing gallery, similar to the bill’s hearings in late October. Support has come from many labor and political groups, led by One PA.

Thursday, December 6, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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