Lawmakers share new legislation to end illegal immigration in the Commonwealth

Lawmakers share new legislation to end illegal immigration in the Commonwealth

Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) joined other members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives where they announced the introduction of legislation that supporters say would help prevent illegal immigration in the Commonwealth.

Monday, March 13, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Sen. Langerholc one of many to rally against removing individuals with disabilities from their workplaces

Sen. Langerholc one of many to rally against removing individuals with disabilities from their workplaces

Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R-Cambria) was one of many legislators who rallied to prevent residents of Pennsylvania with disabilities from being forced out of their workplaces and day programs. 

According to advocates, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is attempting to force individuals with disabilities to spend 75 percent of their time in the community and away from their workshops and programs.

Monday, March 13, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
PA unemployment picture gets a little better

PA unemployment picture gets a little better

In figures released from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Friday, it was reported that the commonwealth’s unemployment picture got a little better in January, decreasing by two-tenths of a percent from December’s numbers.

Friday, March 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Tweets of the Week - March 6, 2017

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, March 10, 2017/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Pittsburgh to get new and improved public transit system

Pittsburgh to get new and improved public transit system

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced their plan Thursday for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), a high-speed transit proposal expected to better connect Oakland, home of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, with downtown.

“This is going to be one of the most transformational transportation projects that this region has ever undertaken,” said Fitzgerald. “We’ve been working on this for a number of years.”

Friday, March 10, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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