House committee hears contrarian climate change viewpoint

House committee hears contrarian climate change viewpoint

Wednesday’s House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meeting was marked by a unique guest — geologist and climate skeptic Gregory Wrightstone, who urged House lawmakers to look past a 97-percent scientific consensus and come to their own science-based conclusions on the climate change debate.
 
Wrightstone was invited by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), chairman of the committee, to offer a contrarian viewpoint to the greater climate change discussion. An author and a former consultant for the natural gas industry, Wrightstone said the 97-percent consensus reached by actively publishing climate scientists has been “completely discredited” and made up of “lies and inaccuracies.”
Wednesday, March 27, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Amendment to recall elected officials proposed

Amendment to recall elected officials proposed

Pennsylvania is one of only 11 states without recall laws. Two state representatives want to change that.

Representatives Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia) and Carol Hill-Evans (D-York) have introduced a proposal to amend the state constitution to add recall laws. Currently there are no ways for voters to remove elected officials outside of standard elections.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
Torsella unveils plan to help Pennsylvanians save for retirement

Torsella unveils plan to help Pennsylvanians save for retirement

With 2.1 million Pennsylvania residents lacking access to a workplace retirement plan, Treasurer Joe Torsella joined legislators to unveil the final report on the proceedings of the Treasury Private Sector Retirement Security Task Force. 

The Task Force put out a recommendation to establish a state-facilitated automatic individual retirement account (Auto-IRA) program which they hope would be a solution to the state's private sector retirement crisis. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Legislators and students rally for cheaper or free higher education

Legislators and students rally for cheaper or free higher education

Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) was joined by a handful of his colleagues in the House and the Senate as well as college students and advocates to push for more affordable college.

The PA Promise Act would create a grant program to cover up to four years of tuition at a state-owned or state-related university or community college for families who make $110,000 annually or less and it would cover tuition, room and board for students whose families make $48,000 or less. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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