At DHS budget hearing, senators express frustration with vital records delays

At DHS budget hearing, senators express frustration with vital records delays

In an increasingly digital world, why does it take two months for a Pennsylvania resident to obtain a copy of a birth certificate from the Division of Vital Records, and upwards of half a year to get a death certificate?

That was a question posed today by Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R-Cambria) at the Senate Appropriations Committee’s belated budget hearing with the Department of Human Services.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
House discharge resolution under consideration as Pa. legislators, out of state commissioners talk redistricting

House discharge resolution under consideration as Pa. legislators, out of state commissioners talk redistricting

While the Senate is building on a public hearing to write a bill tackling redistricting, the main sponsor of a House bill for a bipartisan redistricting commission said he is mulling a discharge resolution to get his legislation moving.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh City Council introduces legislation to monitor spending

Pittsburgh City Council introduces legislation to monitor spending

Two Pittsburgh City Councilmembers are proposing legislation to better monitor city spending in the midst of ongoing legal problems and growing concern over a police contract.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Sen. Schwank promotes resolution to encourage gender diversity in the work place

Sen. Schwank promotes resolution to encourage gender diversity in the work place

Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) held a press conference Tuesday morning along with members of the Executive Women’s Council where they spoke out to encourage gender diversity in the work place through Senate Resolution 255.

The resolution urges both private and publicly held businesses and nonprofits in Pennsylvania to have a minimum of 30 percent women directors by Dec. 31, 2020.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
New partnership to help build the Opioid Data Dashboard and address the Opioid Crisis

New partnership to help build the Opioid Data Dashboard and address the Opioid Crisis

On Tuesday morning, Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, was joined by others to announce the Wolf Administration's new partnership to help fight against the opioid epidemic. 

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and the Aetna Foundation have partnered to work on the Opioid Data Dashboard to develop more data resources and public health modeling.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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