Bill clears House committee to create public-private state park partnership board for state park development

Bill clears House committee to create public-private state park partnership board for state park development

The House Tourism and Recreational Development committee met early Tuesday morning to vote on House Bill 2013, which was passed and moved to the House floor.

House Bill 2013 would allow the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to enter into public-private partnership agreements to develop on state park lands.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016/Author: Kyle Maguire
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House Education unanimously agrees to school district consolidation study

House Education unanimously agrees to school district consolidation study

The House Education Committee met Monday and unanimously approved a resolution calling on the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study on the feasibility of and potential cost-savings from school district consolidation.

The resolution, House Resolution 910, is sponsored by Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery).

Monday, June 6, 2016/Author: Kyle Maguire
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Democrats urge education funding restoration before new funding formula is used

Democrats urge education funding restoration before new funding formula is used

House Democrats serving on the Basic Education Funding Commission took to the Capitol newsroom Wednesday to call on House Republicans to put off implementing the new funding formula recommended by the commission until funding is restored to those schools that saw cuts over the last four years.

Rep. Mark Longietti (D-Mercer) said the date of implementation should be done at the budget negotiating table.

“We believe there are three caucuses that are on the same page that it’s on the big negotiating table to talk about when the funding formula should come into place,” he said.

A bill moved out of the Senate Education Committee Tuesday implementing the recommended funding formula, but not specifying a date for its implementation.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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