A Closer Look: Legislative Reference Bureau with Vince DeLiberato

A Closer Look: Legislative Reference Bureau with Vince DeLiberato

Founded in 1909, the Legislative Reference Bureau is one of the oldest joint legislative agencies in Harrisburg. It was first started in response to a trend of legislators beginning to pass more general legislation, as opposed to local legislation which they would handle individually.

 

“Basically, we’re a law office serving the legislative branch of government and the executive branch of government,” Vince DeLiberato, director of the Legislative Reference Bureau, told The PLS Reporter, though he added that the bureau’s jurisdiction is limited to legislative work.

Thursday, November 20, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
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Reforming charters is no easy task

During the 2013-14 legislative session, Gov. Tom Corbett and the legislature eliminated the state's 50 percent pension reimbursement to charter schools, putting an end to what many called the pension "double dip.”

The elimination of the double dip marked the first time since the charter law was enacted in 1997 and the cyber charter law was adopted in 2002 that any reforms to those laws have been adopted. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Pennsylvania's transportation infrastructure; a year after Act 89, Part III

Pennsylvania's transportation infrastructure; a year after Act 89, Part III

November 25th will mark the first anniversary of Governor Tom Corbett’s signing of Act 89 into law, which proponents described as “Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive piece of state transportation legislation in decades.” The legislation was designed to provide an additional $2.3 to $2.4 billion for the Commonwealth’s transportation system by its fifth year.

A key player in securing the passage of Act 89 was Department of Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch. The PLS Reporter sat down with Sec. Schoch to discuss the impact of Act 89 in the commonwealth, provided here in a three-part series. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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A Closer Look: Joint State Government Commission with Glenn Pasewicz

The PLS Reporter discusses the history and ongoing mission of the Joint State Government Commission with its executive director Glenn Pasewicz.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
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Who’s on deck to be Supreme Court Chief Justice?

The PLS Reporter explores how the face of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be changing in the near future.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014/Author: Corinna Wilson
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