PA lawmakers introduce legislation in response to Parkland shooting

PA lawmakers introduce legislation in response to Parkland shooting

Following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Pennsylvania lawmakers are introducing legislation aimed at preventing a similar tragedy from happening in the commonwealth.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Legislators launch bipartisan effort to inform the public about retirement security programs

Legislators launch bipartisan effort to inform the public about retirement security programs

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella Thursday joined together with a bipartisan group of legislators and retirement security advocates to launch a website aimed at promoting transparency about what Pennsylvania is planning to do for retirement security.

Thursday, February 8, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Pa. Supreme Court rules so-called "spot assessments" unconstitutional

Pa. Supreme Court rules so-called "spot assessments" unconstitutional

In a majority decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling this week that could limit school districts' ability to “spot assess” certain properties in their counties.

In the case, Valley Forge Towers Apartments v. Upper Merion School, the owners of four apartment complexes argued that the Upper Merion School District contracted with a consulting firm to identify and recommend property assessments within Montgomery County to be appealed.
Friday, July 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
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Senate Bill 1 clears House, heads to governor

Senate Bill 1 clears House, heads to governor

It was a year ago this week that Gov. Tom Wolf signed major alcohol sales reform legislation, and this week the legislature sent him the largest public pension reform legislation Pennsylvania has seen in decades.

 

After years of work, debate, and emotion, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives put the final votes to Senate Bill 1, passing the measure by a vote of 143-52 Thursday morning.

Thursday, June 8, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Pension reform remains in fall legislative mix

Pension reform remains in fall legislative mix

One of the heavy lifts remaining to be accomplished by the legislature when they return to session next week is finally passing pension reform legislation.

 

As Capitol observers left things with pension reform in June before legislative attention turned solely to passing a FY 2016-2017 spending plan and supporting revenue, the Senate voted to non-concur in House amendments to Senate Bill 1071, finding disagreeable the so-called “stacked hybrid” approach to pension reform.

Friday, September 16, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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