Williams, Stack considering running for Philadelphia offices

Williams, Stack considering running for Philadelphia offices

Two big names in Harrisburg with ties to Philadelphia have added their names to growing fields of candidates in the 2019 elections.

Former Lt. Gov. Mike Stack announced his candidacy for City Council last week at a major fundraiser. Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams might enter the Democratic primary for mayor. Both have filed petitions with the Board of Elections, which opened the nomination and petition-signing period last Tuesday.

While he hasn’t formally announced yet, Williams described his decision as “imminent” on Monday afternoon. He cites Philadelphia’s struggle to make progress on major quality of life issues like crime, homicide rates, and small business growth in his decision to consider running.

Monday, February 25, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
VIDEO: PA Cyber Charter Schools could see closures if Sonney bill passes

VIDEO: PA Cyber Charter Schools could see closures if Sonney bill passes

The PLS Reporter joined Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) and the CEO of PA Cyber Charter Schools, Bryan Hayden, to discuss House Bill 526 and what might happen it were enacted.

HB 526 would require a student or their parents to pay for the student's education in a cyber charter school if the student's school district offers a full-time cyber education program. 

If this bill passes, Hayden worries that it could result in the closure of most cyber charter schools that are located in districts where there are already cyber education programs. 
Monday, February 25, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Majority Leader Corman: More 'reasonable' proposal needed for minimum wage hike

Majority Leader Corman: More 'reasonable' proposal needed for minimum wage hike

Senate Republicans are open to raising the state’s minimum wage, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) said Monday, with the caveat that Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed increase to $15 an hour “is not a reasonable discussion” on the issue.

Corman’s remarks at a Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon is the latest in a series of signals that a key part of Wolf’s budget proposal will not move in a Republican-controlled General Assembly concerned about how raising the minimum wage will impact the state’s business climate.
Monday, February 25, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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