Keeping up with the neighbors - Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio

Maryland decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana, West Virginia dips into its Rainy Day Fund, and Ohio awaits Supreme Court ruling on early voting.

Monday, September 29, 2014/Author: Mike Howells
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Capitol Quick Hits for 9.29.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 9.29.14

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

Workers and advocates gathered alongside Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) in the Main Rotunda to call for an increase in the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to at least $10.10. The rally at the Capitol was one of ten events held throughout the state today by the Raise the Wage PA coalition.  

Monday, September 29, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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A LOOK BACK with Rep. Todd Rock (R-Franklin)

A LOOK BACK with Rep. Todd Rock (R-Franklin)

The PLS Reporter sat down with Rep. Todd Rock (R-Franklin) to discuss his time in the state legislature and what his plans are for retirement. 

Monday, September 29, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Supreme court effort to reduce civil caseload backload draws praise

Monday, the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) announced that it has reduced the civil caseload backlog in the Courts of Common Pleas by 19 percent and has taken measures to ensure the caseload backlog is further diminished going into the future.

The reduction in caseload came primarily as a result of what was referred to as “a massive data clean up” that removed cases from the civil docket that were inactive, settled, or otherwise disposed of without notice to the court.

Monday, September 29, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Capitol Quick Hits for 9.25.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 9.25.14

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

  • PennFuture, joined by various environmental, social, business and religious organizations, held a press conference in the Main Rotunda Thursday to call on Gov. Corbett and the Dept. of Environmental Department to swiftly implement the U.S. EPA’s new carbon emission standards. 
  • Lawmakers, legislative staff, higher education advocates and representatives from private colleges gathered today in the Capitol Main Rotunda to learn about the economic value of independent colleges in a symposium called, “Starting up PA: How Pennsylvania’s Private Colleges and Universities are Helping Pennsylvanians Get Back to Work.” The press conference was hosted by the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP), offered a unique perspective on the role independent higher education plays in preparing students to enter the workforce

Thursday, September 25, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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