Bill Consolidating County Row Officers into Court System Gets Senate Hearing

Bill Consolidating County Row Officers into Court System Gets Senate Hearing

Senate Bill 1215, which would consolidate county clerks of court and prothonotaries into the Unified Judicial System (UJS) of the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), was the subject of a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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VIDEO: Aument Opposes Clerk of Courts/Prothonotary Transfer Act

VIDEO: Aument Opposes Clerk of Courts/Prothonotary Transfer Act

Former Clerk of Courts, Rep. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) gives his take on SB 1215 - Clerk of Courts/Prothonotary Transfer Act. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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VIDEO: AOPC Favors SB 1215 - Clerk of Courts/Prothonotary Transfer Act

VIDEO: AOPC Favors SB 1215 - Clerk of Courts/Prothonotary Transfer Act

Joseph Mittleman, Director of Judicial Programs for the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts discussed his thoughts about SB 1215, the Clerk of Court/Prothonotary Transfer Act. The bill was discussed Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Hunger Caucus Breaks Ground on Capitol Hunger Garden

Hunger Caucus Breaks Ground on Capitol Hunger Garden

The Legislative Hunger Caucus held a ceremonial groundbreaking of the Capitol Hunger Garden Tuesday.

 

“This is one of the activities that has occurred in my tenure, my eight years in the General Assembly, that I am most proud,” said caucus co-chair Sen. Mike Brubaker (R-Lancaster). According to Sen. Brubaker, the Hunger Garden is a project that grows vegetables and exposes young people to various types of food. “There is education that takes place there,” he said. “It’s really an incredibly type of project.”

 

Sen. Brubaker noted it is the work of the Hunger Caucus to encourage the 49 other states to start a similar project and to donate the food from the Hunger Garden to a local food relief organization.

 

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Sponsors Hopeful Amendment Will Lead to Historic Vote on Property Tax Elimination

Sponsors Hopeful Amendment Will Lead to Historic Vote on Property Tax Elimination

Today, senators unveiled a comprehensive amendment to legislation that would eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania. They are hoping the amendment will be the key to moving the bill to the governor’s desk.

“We believe that we are closer than ever before to slaying the school district property tax beast,” said Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill), prime sponsor of Senate Bill 76.

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Monday, April 28, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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