Thomas: "There's got to be a way for us to have a win-win" on soda tax

Thomas: "There's got to be a way for us to have a win-win" on soda tax

On Tuesday afternoon the House Commerce committee brought up House Bill 2241, Rep. Mark Mustio's (R-Allegheny) bill that preempts local taxation of sweetened beverages in Pennsylvania. It prohibits any municipality from levying such a tax while invalidating the current soda tax in Philadelphia.

The bill passed out of committee but not before Rep. Curtis Thomas (D-Philadelphia), minority chairman of the committee, brought up his concerns and offered amendments. Following the vote he spoke with the PLS Reporter about what happens now.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Press Conference Overview - September 26, 2017

Press Conference Overview - September 26, 2017

Watch an overview of some of the press events held at the Capitol Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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City Council temporarily halts progress on a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Fund for Pittsburgh's children

City Council temporarily halts progress on a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Fund for Pittsburgh's children

Pittsburgh City Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess introduced legislation Wednesday that aims to eliminate the waiting list Pittsburgh children face when enrolling in pre-kindergarten by establishing a scholarship fund supported by major foundations and educational and medical institutions. 

According to the legislation, Pittsburgh Public Schools provides free, full-day pre-kindergarten for students ages three to five but had a waiting list of roughly 340 students for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Gov. Wolf sat among pre-k students while pushing for more program funding as part of his budget

Gov. Wolf sat among pre-k students while pushing for more program funding as part of his budget

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday joined pre-K students in his reception room where he discussed the importance of investing early in Pennsylvania's youth. Gov. Wolf stated he has proposed a $75 million increase in pre-k and early childhood education as part of his 2017-2018 budget proposal.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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