VIDEO: Reed answers questions on budget, property tax, pensions

VIDEO: Reed answers questions on budget, property tax, pensions

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (Indiana) visited the Capitol Newsroom to answer some questions about key issues facing the legislature. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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Pending contingencies, Rep. Grell to leave legislature for PSERS

Pending contingencies, Rep. Grell to leave legislature for PSERS

Rep. Glen Grell (R-Cumberland) confirmed to The PLS Reporter Wednesday that, pending the fulfillment of a number of outstanding contingencies, he will leave the legislature to take over as executive director for the Public School Employee Retirement System.

“The offer has been made, there’s some contingencies on it, assuming those are satisfied, we would expect to accept the offer,” he said.

According to a news release from PSERS, the offer is effective May 1, 2015, and depends on a number of necessary approvals and background checks.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Capitol Quick Hits for 4.14.15

Capitol Quick Hits for 4.14.15

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today: 

  • Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill) was joined by the American Institute of Architects to announce the introduction of the Pennsylvania Neighborhood Restoration Act. The Act will provide student debt relief to architecture students by offering student loan assistance to recent graduates who will help improve underserved areas of the state.
  • Students and supporters of The Commission for Community Colleges held a press conference to discuss their ongoing needs for funding, and to express their specific ask for an additional $15 million in the 2015-16 budget.
  • That National Association of Social Workers, Pennsylvania Chapter held its annual Legislative Advocacy Day. Hundreds of social work students and professionals visited with members of the General Assembly to discuss legislation impacting the social work profession and social service delivery.
  • The Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association hosted a Capitol Day to advocate for a budget that offers the support required by Pennsylvanians in need of adult and children’s mental health, brain injury, medical/vocational rehabilitation, intellectual and developmental disabilities , substance use, and autism services. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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Gov. Wolf’s department head nominations head for hearings

Tuesday, the Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee moved Gov. Tom Wolf’s nominees to lead Pennsylvania’s various agencies to their standing oversight committees for confirmation hearings.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Teplitz, Wozniak to strengthen state distracted driving laws

VIDEO: Teplitz, Wozniak to strengthen state distracted driving laws

In a press conference recognizing April as "Distracted Driving Awareness Month," state Senators Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin) and John Wonzniak (D-Cambria) introduced legislation that would strengthen the laws on distracted driving in Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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