The state Senate has sent the House a fast-tracked bill to overhaul the pension system for school and state employees in Pennsylvania.
The state House is sending the Senate a bill that would provide broad school property tax relief in a significant way.
Pedro Cortés held the same position as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of State under former governor Ed Rendell, when the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case transpired.
Drexel University Associate law Professor David Cohen says Governor Tom Wolf has promised to veto the bill if it gets to his desk. But Senate Republicans could take one more step.
Supporters of an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour held an event at the state Capitol at which time they released a study on the impact it would have on Pennsylvania.
Rich discusses the Eagles signing of Tim Tebow, politicians reactions to questions about gay marriage, and a brothel’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton. He also talks to David French from National Review.
Stan Saylor (R-York County) told the committe that the GOP property tax relief plan, like Gov. Wolf’s plan, would reduce but not eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania.
Going class-to-class with city leaders, Wolf chatted with students and teachers at Kensington Health Sciences Academy, learning about the unique programs offered there for the more than 400 students.
Timothy Reese, a Temple graduate who grew up in West Philadelphia, has been nominated to replace Rob McCord, who resigned as treasurer before pleading guilty to federal campaign donation violations.
Wolf recently directed the state physician general to issue a standing order allowing all Pennsylvanians to access naloxone, which reverses the immediate effects of a heroin overdose.
The governor spoke to automotive tech students on the west regional campus of Community College of Philadelphia.
A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows support for Governor Wolf’s proposal to restructure the state’s taxes.
Hughes says reports that nominee Marcus Brown recently received an anonymous, racist letter underscores the need to get him approved.
Testifying at House budget hearings, Pedro Cortes, Governor Wolf’s nominee for Secretary of State, said his department is working on details of online voter registration.
In response, Pennsylvania’s education secretary said Gov. Wolf has plans to address the funding disparity between rich and poor school districts.