PA unemployment rate ticks up to 4.9 percent in April

PA unemployment rate ticks up to 4.9 percent in April

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was up one-tenth of a percent in April to 4.9 percent, the Department of Labor and Industry reported Friday.

Friday, May 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Rep. Miller aims to create legislation implementing a concussion protocol for law enforcement

Rep. Miller aims to create legislation implementing a concussion protocol for law enforcement

Rep. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) held a press conference in his district of Mt. Lebanon Thursday to explain how a bill he has authored would protect the health of law enforcement officers by establishing a concussion and head injury protocol. 

Friday, May 19, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Commonwealth Court shows deference to proposed cyber charter school in contracting services with for-profit company

Commonwealth Court shows deference to proposed cyber charter school in contracting services with for-profit company

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Thursday issued an opinion that continued the judiciary’s line of increasing deference to charter and cyber charter schools who contract out the bulk of their services with for-profit companies.

 

The case—Insight Charter School v. Department of Education—stemmed from the denial of a charter application to Insight after the department and, later, the Charter Appeal Board denied Insight’s charter application.

Friday, May 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Tweets of the Week - May 15, 2017

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, May 19, 2017/Author: Mike Howells
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Senate Manufacturing Caucus emphasizes infrastructure investments at new session’s first meeting

Senate Manufacturing Caucus emphasizes infrastructure investments at new session’s first meeting

Key investments in Pennsylvania’s infrastructure and implementing policy changes to take advantage of President Trump’s pro-business agenda were the focal points of conversation as state lawmakers met with leading manufacturing and energy groups Wednesday at the Pennsylvania Senate Manufacturing Caucus’s first meeting of the 2017 legislative session.

Thursday, May 18, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
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