Gov. Wolf “bans the box” on state employment applications

Gov. Wolf “bans the box” on state employment applications

While legislation to “ban the box”—otherwise known as removing a requirement to disclose prior criminal convictions on job applications—is pending, Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday announced a policy shift with state employment that would bring the practice to future non-civil service hires under the governor’s jurisdiction.

Friday, May 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House panel advances bills to allow private sale of liquor

House panel advances bills to allow private sale of liquor

The House Liquor Control Committee Monday advanced two bills that would provide for private sales of liquor.

Monday, April 3, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 32

Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) joins the podcast this week! We talk about this recent election as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, how he started in politics, what it's like to represent Philadelphia in the legislature, and much more!

Friday, January 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Bill aimed at ensuring subcontractors are paid promptly vetted in hearing

Bill aimed at ensuring subcontractors are paid promptly vetted in hearing

A bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill) to strengthen the rights of subcontractors over their prime contractors and owners was the subject of a two-hour hearing in front of the House Commerce Committee Tuesday.

According to Rep. Tobash, the bill—House Bill 726—will ensure subcontractors are protected against unscrupulous contractors and owners.

“We’ve got some elements of the law right now that are setting the playing field to really allow misconduct by unscrupulous general contractors and, maybe in some cases, owners,” he told The PLS Reporter.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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