Gov. Wolf names former-Senator John Wozniak to PA Turnpike Commission

Gov. Wolf names former-Senator John Wozniak to PA Turnpike Commission

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that he has named former state Senator John Wozniak (D-Cambria) to the PA Turnpike Commission.

Thursday, March 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Budget loop remains open

Budget loop remains open

Lawmakers are still working to complete a revenue package for the 2016-2017 fiscal year and in this video The PLS Reporter takes a look at the prospects for a quick conclusion to this year's budget.

Thursday, July 7, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
PennDOT Secretary: Cap State Police funding to free up infrastructure project money

PennDOT Secretary: Cap State Police funding to free up infrastructure project money

Testifying at a hearing Tuesday regarding funding for the Pennsylvania State Police out of the Motor License Fund, PennDOT Sec. Leslie Richards said capping the amount of funding the State Police gets out of the fund will free up money needed to fund Act 89 transportation projects that won’t be completed at current funding levels.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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School district administrative consolidation bill draws mixed views

Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-Fayette) is taking his long-running idea of consolidating school district administrative functions at the county level and turning it into legislation with his recently introduced House Bill 840.

According to Rep. Mahoney, while each school will still retain its individual identity, there would be one county-level school board.

He said he is introducing the legislation to help the educational process, save school districts money, and reduce property taxes and noted a study he conducted four years ago in Fayette County showed there stands to be a conservative estimate of $20 million in savings at the county level.

“It drives for education first,” he said. “It will save cost on the duplication of services, duplication of curriculum, bus contracts, food contracts…and it would eliminate a lot of administrative overload.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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