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

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

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. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
Freshman Focus: Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon)

Freshman Focus: Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon)

Meet Rep.-elect Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon). He represents the 102nd House District. Learn about his background, his goals, and what he enjoys doing when he finds some down time. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Freshman Focus: Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks)

Freshman Focus: Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks)

Meet Rep.-elect Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks). He represents the 5th House District. Learn more about his background, his goals for Pennsylvania, and what he likes to do in his spare time. 

Monday, November 17, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Video
Freshman Focus: Camera Bartolotta (R-Greene)

Freshman Focus: Camera Bartolotta (R-Greene)

Meet Sen.-elect Camera Bartolotta (R-Greene). She represents the 46th Senatorial district. Learn more about her motivation for running for state office, what issues she hopes to tackle, and the plethora of activities that she likes to do in her spare time. 

Monday, November 17, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Video
Capitol Quick Hits for 11.7.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 11.7.14

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

  • The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s 38-member Elder Law Task Force, appointed by the court in 2013 and chaired by Justice Debra Todd, released a comprehensive report detailing specific recommendations to help lay the foundation for improvements in tackling issues in the courts involving guardianship, elder abuse, and neglect today in the Capitol Media Center. The Elder Law Task Force was comprised of experts with an interest in elders and different perspectives of how elder Pennsylvanians engage with the judicial system.
  • Members of Bishop Jack Wisor Ministries and the Just for Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Ministry held a press conference this afternoon in the Capitol Main Rotunda to highlight Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week. Marianne Snedden, board member for Just for Jesus Outreach Ministry said homelessness is a growing problem in Pennsylvania and emphasized that Bishop Wisor “has the solution for what is needed today” and urged people to “listen to his message.”
  • The Christian Homeschool  Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP) held a celebration of Act 196 of 2014 today in the Capitol Main Rotunda. The legislation would amend the Public School Code by allowing a high school diploma awarded by a supervisor or an approved diploma-granting organization be recognized across the state. 

Monday, November 17, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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