Basic education funding commission to focus on fairness and restoring trust

The Basic Education Funding Commission established under Act 51 of 2014 held its first meeting Thursday with an eye toward focusing its work on establishing a fair and trustworthy basic education funding formula.

Commission Co-Chairman Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) stated the work of the commission will be of “tremendous importance to the overall work of state government.” 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

GUEST COLUMN from Tim Potts

An out-of-the-box solution to Pennsylvania’s $50 billion retirement system debt

In his first guest column for The PLS Reporter, Tim Potts takes a look at Pennsylvania's public pension issues and proposes using a financial transaction tax as a solution.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Features

Thirteen percent of eligible criminal cases lack fingerprints, hearing reveals

A hearing of the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday revealed that, as of 2013, 13 percent of all criminal cases in Pennsylvania where fingerprints are required to be collected by law are missing fingerprint recordation.

“This is the law,” said Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin). “So we have the courts and police…really not following through with the law.”

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
A Look Back with Sen. Mike Brubaker (R-Lancaster)

A Look Back with Sen. Mike Brubaker (R-Lancaster)

Sen. Mike Brubaker (R-Lancaster) is retiring at the end of the 2014 legislative sessions after serving two terms in the Pennsylvania Senate. The PLS Reporter talked with Sen. Brubaker about his upcoming retirement, what he enjoyed about his time in the General Assembly, and what he'll miss most.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: VideoA Look Back
A Look Back with Rep. Paul Clymer (R-Bucks)

A Look Back with Rep. Paul Clymer (R-Bucks)

Rep. Paul Clymer (R-Bucks) is retiring at the end of his term after nearly 34 years of legislative experience. The PLS Reporter sat down with Rep. Clymer to discuss his upcoming retirement and reflect on his time in the General Assembly.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: VideoA Look Back
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