Sec. Miller highlights need for a minimum wage increase

Sec. Miller highlights need for a minimum wage increase

Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller joined legislators and advocates to call for a raise to the minimum wage to help end the cycle of poverty. 

Pennsylvania has the lowest possible minimum wage under federal law, at $7.25 an hour, but in Governor Tom Wolf's 2019-2020 budget proposal it would be increased to $12 an hour and eventually $15. 

Monday, June 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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A Big League Chew of their own

A Big League Chew of their own

Big League Chew took over legislators' desks before they hit the floor for Monday session, inviting them to the 4th annual Capitol All-Stars softball game.

The Youse led by team Captains Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and House Democratic Leader Rep. Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) will face the Yinz led by Captains Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) once again for a baseball game to strike out hunger in Pennsylvania and raise money for Pennsylvania Food Banks.

Monday, June 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Commonwealth Courts rule Attorney General can’t prevent UPMC/Highmark Split

Commonwealth Courts rule Attorney General can’t prevent UPMC/Highmark Split

After a four-month legal struggle a commonwealth judge ruled on Friday that the consent decree holding the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark together will expire as planned on June 30.
Friday, June 14, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Right 2 Know Episode 11: Can you hear me now?

Right 2 Know Episode 11: Can you hear me now?

We break down the latest news in Harrisburg, complete with sound effects. Justin gives us the latest on education spending in the budget, as well as drama surrounding Gov. Tom Wolf's severance tax. Meanwhile, Andrew chats with Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) about his proposal to ease roadblocks to deploying 5G in the state. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.
Friday, June 14, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
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CPR curriculum signed into law

CPR curriculum signed into law

Gov. Tom Wolf (D) signed Senate Bill 115 into law Wednesday, establishing a mandate for Pennsylvania schools to establish “hands-only” CPR training.
 
Introduced by Sen. Thomas Killion (R-Delaware) in January, the bill passed the Senate twice, once with House amendments. The bill calls for curriculum for high schoolers to learn the CPR method, which includes using chest compressions and automated external defibrillators.
Friday, June 14, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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